independently of any human action,or when there is a definition relating only to themessage, in which the information is described as symbols produced by a generator to provoke a transference. In these definitions, the recipient of the information is either excluded from the process or is not necessary for
its explanation.Definitions of information, when related to the recipient reinforce the semanticintention of transference, adding the idea of message to the concept, its effective use and theaction resulting from such use. Nevertheless, it is the definitions which relate information to the production of knowledge in the individual, that best explain the nature of the information phenomenon, in
finalistic terms, associating it with the individual’s development and liberty, his immediate
group and society as a whole. Here information is qualified as a modifying instrument of theconsciousness of the person and his or her group. It ceases to be a measure of organizationto become the organization itself; it is knowledge, which occurs if the information is perceived and accepted as such and places the individual in a better stage of living with himor herself and within the world where his or her individual history evolves.When information is adequately assimilated it produces knowledge, modifies the
individual’s mental store of information a
nd benefits his development and that of the societyin which he lives. Thus, as the mediating agent in the production of knowledge, theinformation qualifies itself, in form and substance, as significant structures able to generateknowledge for the individual and his group.The question that arises here is how to work with information as significantstructures in the sense of directing it to its proper end of producing knowledge for society.How is information to be organized, controlled and disseminated in a correct manner considering its intervention in the producing knowledge?
The production of information, defined by us as significant structures, functions bymeans of well-defined practices and bases itself on a transformation process guided by a