the sciences concerned withgathering, manipulating,storing, retrieving, andclassifying recorded information(AHD).
The study of how information iscollected, organized,manipulated, classified, stored,retrieved, and visualized (ASU).
"Informatics is the discipline of sciencewhich investigates the structure and properties (not specific content) of scientificinformation, as well as the regularities of scientific information activity, its theory,history, methodology and organization."
FID NewsBull. XVII. 73/2 as listed in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2ndEdition.
is the knowledge, skills and toolswhich enable information to becollected, managed, used and sharedto support the delivery of healthcareand to promote health (NHS careersin health informatics website.http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default. aspx?Id=767. Visited 30 May2006).