The Information Society
An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a noteworthy economic, political and cultural activity. The term information society is used in academic discourse more narrowly than in common usage.
In common usage, an information society can be simply understood as a society where the usage and knowledge of information and computer technology is at a high level.
An information society may be contrasted with societies in which the economic underpinning is primarily industrial or agrarian. The machine tools of an information society are computers and telecommunications, rather than lathes or ploughs.
Dr Saptarshi Ghosh received his Master’s and Master of Library and Information Science degrees with high grades from Jadavpur University. He obtained his PhD. from the same institution and has been a faculty member at NBU since 2001. Dr Ghosh is a well-published author, having written many articles in prestigious journals. He has also held various administrative positions within his field.
Professor at the Department of Library & Information Science, University of North Bengal. Interested in Information management, Sociology of Information, Data Science, Text Analysis etc.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9567-5868
Scopus Author ID: 57225104149