Informatio et Scientia. Information Science ResearchNumer czasopisma: 1(1)
Rok wydania: 2018
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1. Alina Petrushka, The Functional Model of Medium of Popular Science Content
2. Maria Komova, Conceptual approaches to the definition of the term «fact»
3. Veslava Osinska, Visualizing the scientific information nowadays: the problems and challenges
4. Sebastian Kotuła, Rules for implementing open source solutions
5. Suzana Pasanec Preprotić, Gorana Petković, Learning and Teaching of Bookbinding in Graphic Technology through the context of Quality Assurance in Higher Education
6. Ronaldo Ferreira Araújo, Ariadne Chloë Mary Furnival, Information science journals in Brazil: Comparative analysis between quality indices and indices of academic and social impact
7. János Fodor, Péter Kiszl, Developing Digital Collections: a Training Model of Digital Humanities Web Projects in Library and Information Science Education
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The purpose of creating the conceptual model of medium of popular science content is implementation of the concept of mass media, which will ensure compliance with such system of interconnected requirements: presentation of scientific content in popular form; segmentation of the purpose-oriented audience; achievement of commercial success of the project; availability of an evolutionary perspective.
During the research, the following methods of scientific knowledge were used: comparative-historical, analytical methods of classification and grouping, methods of modelling, foresight and SWOT-analysis, descriptive method. The comparative-historical method was used to analyze and systematize data on the formation and development of popular science content; classification and grouping – to specify the thematic and typological features of popular science content; the method of comparison – to identify the common and distinctive features of different models of medium of popular science content; descriptive method – for presenting and substantiating the research results. The basis of the concept of modelling the medium of popular science content is the opinion that the successful functioning and competitiveness of the content medium is the result of strategic design as a mechanism of social management. The use of foresight methodology in the development of the conceptual model of a medium of popular science content gave the opportunity to take full account of the features of its stylistic and typological characteristics, based on the potential of integration of journalistic skills, innovative marketing and information technology.
The creativity has the highest potential because of ability to strengthen all the basic principles: both during the formation (modification) of the creative concept, and during the formation and development of informative and artistic content, and during the implementation of convergence processes. This testifies that a creative approach is a necessary component of success in all areas of the functioning of a medium of popular science content, because it is directed to design original, innovative forms and methods of journalistic art, which in its integrated summary is capable to generate a qualitatively new mass-media product.
The theoretical and methodological basis of the research consist of scientific theories and concepts which form the fundamental scientific positions in philosophy, social communication, mass media, terminology. The philosophical theory of cognition generates factual concepts by studying the processes of obtaining knowledge about the essence of things, natural and social phenomena. The basic platforms of philosophical generalizations concerning the epistemological nature of the facts include: correlation of objective reality and language; dependence of human cognitive activity and language creation; the relations of objective reality and judgments about it. The social and communication aspects of the factual concepts are focused on the investigation of the functional characteristics of the fact in mass media creativity and editing, correlation of the fact with the objective reality and human consciousness. Specificity of the study requires the use of basic notions of the theory of the term, application of methods for terminological analysis: analysis of the semantic structure of the term «fact»; detection of the term relevance to the requirements of uniqueness and accuracy; establishment of the term signifies; categorical analysis of the notion.
By creating a system of knowledge about the essence of the fact it is possible to provide modeling of social-communication term «fact»: the establishment of significant properties, connections and relations, allocated in notions definitions which are related with notion of the fact by generic-species relations: genitive notion – fact, specific notions – phenomena, processes, events. The semantic structure of species notions includes the meaning of «changing a particular object». This changing is a factor of the cognitive process and their transference to the consumer of information by means of social communications is a component of the knowledge management system since it is conscious and purposeful. Comparison of the logical relations between notion of «fact» and notions, which are connected to it by causal-consequential relations, is relevant. Social-communication notion of «fact» has close causal-consequential relations with the notion of «information»: the fact is an origin of information in a diversity of interpretation versions. Changes in space and time lead to appearance as a consequence of, which is reproduced by sign equivalents of a particular sign system.
Conducted research makes it possible to conclude that for the social communications sphere we consider the following scientific definition to be reasonable: the fact is an obvious change of the objective reality in space and time, objectified and interpreted by the system of social communications for human cognitive activity. The fact reveals a complex, systemic phenomenon, realized in space and time and manifests in the triad of interconnected and interdependent signs, which have epistemological, dialectic, social and communicative aspects.