Volume 10, Issue 4 (3-2024)                   Human Information Interaction 2024, 10(4): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
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Introduction: Human life has always been exposed to crises, but what is important in crisis management is the adequate response to them. The rise and development of information technology has provided its operators with the best possible potential and capabilities for crisis management. One of the applications of information technology in crisis management is "crisis informatics". Considering that information forms the link between crisis management, crisis informatics and information science, the present study was conducted with the aim of elucidating the role and functions of the field of information science in crisis informatics.
Methodology: The study was directed via library method with an analytical approach. After reviewing previous studies with the intention of identifying the dominant concept of crisis informatics.
Findings: The results showed that, despite the commonality between crisis computing and the field of information science, no independent research has yet been devoted to this topic. While the common point between information science and computer science is the crisis, the main topic of both information. Information science specialists can play an essential role in crisis computing due to their skills in producing reliable information, verifying information, managing and building information systems, creating databases, facilitating and accelerating information recovery.
Conclusion: Crisis informatics is an emerging field that clarifies the role of information science specialists in times of crisis or pre-crisis to reduce disaster risk to minimize vulnerability or to increase the knowledge of people in society to prevent or mitigate harm limit when dealing with a crisis. With the rise of technology and the flourishing of social networks and the ease with which a large amount of information is distributed to people, information specialists will play an effective role in crisis situations using social networks in conveying the "correct" information to the "correct "person at the "appropriate" time.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special

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