Communication Defined as
Robert M. Losee
School of Information and Library Sci.
U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Journal of Information, Communication and Library Science
5 (3) 1999, pp 1-15.
Given a set of requirements for a
definition of communication,
we can define
a communication as information that
enters a process and eventually leaves
its inverse process.
For example, information is transmitted by
speaking and received after processing
by its inverse, hearing.
This definition can be used
to precisely describe and
explain communication phenomena in an
inclusive and exact manner.
The nature of processes and their
development is considered.
processes may support other processes,
survival and reproduction.
Communication is expected to develop in
self-organizing systems, given certain
processes may be understood as
information filters and
their performance described,
predicted, and understood.
These precise definitions of communication and information can serve as the
basis for a science of librarianship.
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