Proc. IFIP Congress 68, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. G48-G52. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1968.
It is argued that it is possible and convenient to distinguish a specific discipline, datalogy, the science of data and data processes. To clarify this idea, an outline is given of a course of datalogy. This has 6 major sections: (1) Basic concepts and methods. (2) Processes on single data items. (3) Processes on intermediate quantities of data. (4) Man/machine communication. (5) Processes on large quantities of data. (6) Development of large data systems. Finally a critique of the curriculum proposal of the ACM Committee on Computer Science is given.