Openness of Information-Communications Systems: The Rescue Tool for Preserving Information Age Heritage
Fjodor Ruzic, Institute for Informatics, Croatia
Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference, ISSN 1535-0703 Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Information communication systems contextually are similar to the informing science idea and they are conveyed by three main categories making them operational in a real life environment. These categories are about (1) technology, (2) content/information/knowledge and (3) user interface/ability to state information needs, to find information and to understand presented information and content. We all have information technology and digital content at our disposal, but how will be preserve information, knowledge and overall heritage for the future generations? Thus, we are confronted with the problems dealing with the preservation of information age heritage in the context of the continuous technology change as well as continuous digital content explosion. The idea of openness in the world of information technology is slowly being accepted through the information technology community. The information and digital content delivery space also needs stronger emphasis on openness in order to achieve better and wider possibilities to preserve information age heritage. This is an urgent need because of a strong emphasis on cloud computing and networked media storages making the scene that in some way can produce mental atrophy, not only of individuals but also of entire society. Some crucial observations as well as scope of actions and typical assumptions on this matter are also presented.
Ruzic, F. (2013). Openness of Information-Communications Systems: The Rescue Tool for Preserving Information Age Heritage. In E. Cohen & E. Boyd (Eds.), Proceedings of Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference 2013. Informing Science Institute.