Analysis of the Relationship between Agenda Setting Theory and Knowledge and Information Science

Jafar Mehrad, Maryam Yaghtin


The knowledge and information science is more or less linked to other sciences due to its interdisciplinary nature. The interactions between different disciplines and taking advantage of each other’s knowledge can lead to problem solving and scientific advancements. Due to the relationship between information and communication, knowledge and information science has many common issues with communication science. In the present study, it has been tried to examine some of the issues and activities in the field of knowledge and information science from the perspective of agenda setting theory as one of the most important theories in the field of communication science. The results showed that agenda setting theory is closely related to knowledge and information science in three aspects including corporate reputation of libraries and information centers, users’ queries, and set-building in libraries.

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