Losee’s book, published by Springer, strives to find a domain-independent information model useful in the many disciplines such as computer science, the physical sciences, epistemology, for which information is a core concept. The emphasis here, according to the book’s official Web site, is on information and information science rather than on computer science or psychology: the processes that create information and how it can be understood and used in a variety of environments.
Dr. Losee is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary intellectual interests are in Information Science (the rigorous study of information) and Library Science (the rigorous study of libraries). In many areas, he says his interests overlap with Computer Science and Philosophy.
Losee is well published and in addition to his latest book, he has published Text Retrieval and Filtering: Analytic Models of Performance (Information Retrieval Series), Kluwer, 1998. Research and Evaluation for Information Professionals (Library and Information Series), Academic Press, 1993. (Losee and Worley.) The Science of Information: Measurement and Applications, (Library and Information Series), Academic Press, 1990.
NEWS FLASH - the editors at Against the Grain have selected Information from Processes, About the Nature of Information Creation, Use, and Representation for their Web site’s “Book of Week” feature beginning next Monday, September 3, 2012. Congratulations, Dr. Losee!