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Author : Jane Klobas
ISBN : 9781780631837
Genre : Social Science
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Wikis as information sources, as a form of publishing, and as tools for collaboration, are discussed in this book. The applications of wikis in library and information services, education and business are explored, with examples. Provides an overview of wikis, in the context of the increasing use of ‘social software’ and the trend towards a more interactive World Wide Web. The different kinds of wikis are identified and described. The advantages and problems associated with using wikis in information work and collaboration are discussed. One of the problems is simply that of finding wikis that deal with a particular topic or activity, and this is addressed through a discussion of directories, search engines and other finding tools. Later chapters cover the options for creating wikis and the management of a wiki. The book concludes with lists of resources related to wikis. No other book currently available, addresses this highly topical subject Wikis are becoming important sources of information on the web yet they are little understood by librarians or the general public Although wikis can be useful sources of information, Internet users need to know how wikis operate if they are to be able to evaluate the information in a wiki

Networked Sociability And Individualism Technology For Personal And Professional Relationships

Author : Comunello, Francesca
ISBN : 9781613503393
Genre : Computers
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The recent popularity of Social Network Sites (SNS) shows that there is a growing interest in articulating, making visible, and managing personal or professional relationships through technology-enabled environments. Networked Sociability and Individualism: Technology for Personal and Professional Relationships provides a multidisciplinary framework for analyzing the new forms of sociability enabled by digital media and networks. This book focuses on a variety of social media and computer-mediated communication environments with the aim of identifying and understanding different types of social behavior and identity expression.

Encyclopedia Of Computer Science And Technology

Author : Harry Henderson
ISBN : 9781438110035
Genre : Computer science
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Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.

Information Science In Transition

Author : Alan Gilchrist
ISBN : 9781856046930
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Are we at a turning point in digital information? The expansion of the internet was unprecedented; search engines dealt with it in the only way possible - scan as much as they could and throw it all into an inverted index. But now search engines are beginning to experiment with deep web searching and attention to taxonomies, and the Semantic Web is demonstrating how much more can be done with a computer if you give it knowledge. What does this mean for the skills and focus of the information science (or sciences) community? Should information designers and information managers work more closely to create computer based information systems for more effective retrieval? Will information science become part of computer science and does the rise of the term informatics demonstrate the convergence of information science and information technology - a convergence that must surely develop in the years to come? Issues and questions such as these are reflected in this monograph, a collection of essays written by some of the most pre-eminent contributors to the discipline. These peer reviewed perspectives capture insights into advances in, and facets of, information science, a profession in transition. With an introduction from Jack Meadows the key papers are: Meeting the challenge, by Brian Vickery The developing foundations of information science, by David Bawden The last 50 years of knowledge organization, by Stella G Dextre Clarke On the history of evaluation in IR, by Stephen Robertson The information user, by Tom Wilson The sociological turn in information science, by Blaise Cronin From chemical documentation to chemoinformatics, by Peter Willett Health informatics, by Peter A Bath Social informatics and sociotechnical research, by Elisabeth Davenport The evolution of visual information retrieval, by Peter Enser Information policies, by Elizabeth Orna Disparity in professional qualifications and progress in information handling, by Barry Mahon Electronic scholarly publishing and open access, by Charles Oppenheim Social software: fun and games, or business tools?, by Wendy A Warr Bibliometrics to webometrics, by Mike Thelwall. This monograph previously appeared as a special issue of the Journal of Information Science, published by Sage. Readership: Reproduced here as a monograph, this important collection of perspectives on a skill in transition from a prestigious line-up of authors will now be available to information studies students worldwide and to all those working in the information science field.

Enterprise 2 0

Author : Niall Cook
ISBN : 0566088002
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book helps you navigate the social software landscape and introduces you to the key concepts that make up Enterprise 2.0. Using practical examples from companies in a range of industry sectors it illustrates how to apply these techniques to your organization and create an environment for social software to flourish.

The Librarian S Guide To Academic Research In The Cloud

Author : Steven Ovadia
ISBN : 9781780633817
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The cloud can be a powerful tool for conducting and managing research. The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud is a practical guide to using cloud services from a librarian’s point of view. As well as discussing how to use various cloud-based services, the title considers the various privacy and data portability issues associated with web-based services. This book helps readers make the most of cloud computing, including how to fold mobile devices into the cloud-based research management equation. The book is divided into several chapters, each considering a key aspect of academic research in the cloud, including: defining the cloud; capturing information; capturing and managing scholarly information; storing files; staying organized, communicating; and sharing. The book ends by considering the future of the cloud, examining what readers can expect from cloud services in the next few years, and how research might be changed as a result. Covers a wide range of services, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and showing readers how to use them more effectively Offers a research perspective for readers who don’t know how to connect cloud services with academic research Contextualises cloud-based services, explaining not just what they do and how they work, but how they can best be used

Digital Detectives

Author : Crystal Fulton
ISBN : 9780081001318
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas in an Online World helps students become independent and confident digital detectives, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks. Enabling students to select and use information appropriately empowers them to function at a higher level of digital information fluency, acting as discerning consumers of, and effective contributors to, web-based information. Offers a situated, problem-solving approach to deepen students’ analytical and research skills Explores a practical, real-life dilemma that is typically experienced by undergraduates in the course of their academic work, especially those transitioning from secondary to third-level education Focuses on the authentic educational needs of undergraduates as expressed by educators, but also students themselves Addresses a specific central dilemma which is identified at the outset, but also uses the opportunity to reveal to students the broader contextual issues which frame the problem they are exploring

Practical Open Source Software For Libraries

Author : Nicole Engard
ISBN : 9781780630434
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Open source refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. This means libraries gain more flexibility and freedom than with software purchased with license restrictions. Both the open source community and the library world live by the same rules and principles. Practical Open Source Software for Libraries explains the facts and dispels myths about open source. Chapters introduce librarians to open source and what it means for libraries. The reader is provided with links to a toolbox full of freely available open source products to use in their libraries. Provides a toolbox of practical software that librarians can use both inside and out of the library Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience with open source software both in and out of the library community Includes real life examples from libraries and librarians of all types and locations

Social Media For Academics

Author : Diane Rasmussen Neal
ISBN : 9781780633190
Genre : Computers
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This book provides an overview of social media technologies in the context of practical implementation for academics, guided by applied research findings, current best practices, and the author’s successful experiences with using social media in academic settings. It also provides academics with sensible and easy strategies for implementing a wide spectrum of social media and related technologies - such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and various Google tools for professional, teaching, and research endeavours. No other book exists that assists academics in learning how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research The editor has an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research, and everyday use All the contributors come to the book with a common goal, from various expertise areas and perspectives

Mid Career Library And Information Professionals

Author : Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
ISBN : 9781780630533
Genre : Education
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As librarians move into the middle of their careers, they are more ready than ever to take on new leadership opportunities. Literature on leadership is expanding in the field of library and information sciences, and more and more seminars and workshops are being offered for new and seasoned leaders. This book asks the questions: ‘What about us?’ and, ‘Where is the leadership advice and training for those who are no longer new librarians, but are also not yet seasoned leaders?’ The title illustrates how to work the middle, from being in the sophomore slump progressing to the next leaders in the field, to look for perspectives from others who are in the middle of their career, and how they have developed into leaders, ways to develop one’s own style of leadership and grow one’s career and future as a librarian and information professional. Perspectives on leadership from mid-career information professionals Tips and tools on how to become a leader from the middle of your career A how-to guide on making changes from the middle

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