The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th edition is a 10-volume set (1 large PDF file) which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of applications, perspectives, and techniques contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from around the world. This authoritative encyclopedia is a well-established, an all-encompassing, reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to engineering, education, healthcare, computer science, government, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every corporate and academic library.
In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing technology and innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This progression has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest concepts, trends, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past fifteen years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline.
The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:
The contents are organized in 86 different category sections covering exhaustively main topics in the field. It aims to fill a gap by offering comprehensive collection of well-research chapters on the most emerging and crucial aspects of information technology, new insights, proving answers, and opportunities for thinking and debate.
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The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology 4th edition covers a wide spectrum of topics that will interest groups of readers consisting of professionals, academics, educator, and students from different disciplines. The contents could be classified as two dimensions of breadth and depth. On the breadth dimension, a continuum from the two extreme ends can be visualized as Technology and business, while the middle concentrates on data an information topics and applications, such as education, data science, and applications.
The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology fourth edition is considered a balanced and attractive source of information in technology and information science as well as applied research linking the two main themes. As such, it should satisfy a diverse readership.
– Ghazi Alkhatib, The Hashemite University
Highly recommended Encyclopedia for readers interesting in getting new insights into key topics and emerging trends in the field of information science and technology, such as IT security and ethics, educational technologies,digital terrorism, web technologies, gaming, electronic business, and environmental sciences, among others. The publication covers all current key issues in the field now, proposing new conceptual frameworks and showing and discussing latest research results.
– Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo
The main strength of this powerful and reputable collection is to collect and provide knowledge regarding a challenging approach of those several repercussions of IS and T in the actual global economics. As the reader may find, when browsing towards more than seven hundred chapters, collaborations of hundreds of authors, from all the world, with various professional and academic titles, a lot of applicable, methodologically approached and intensively reviewed useful experiences are displayed, resulting in one of the most applicable documents in global literature.
– George Jamil, Informações em Rede
I would strongly recommend this book to researchers, practitioners, persons with responsibility in human resources, in technology development and implementation, educators and policy makers.
My recommendation is based in the fact that this ebook discusses a truly important issue – the changes entailed by the adoption of technologies in the organizations and the effects it might / will have in individuals, organizations and society. It might help to open the discussion of digital technology adoption to the society and somehow demystify its impact. It might also help educators to be aware of the changes and of what society needs from them. It is time to give hands and work side by side, knowing that the final results only depends on the use we will make of the devices and equipment. After all, when a job is eliminated, some others are created or will be transformed, needing people with different skills and attitudes. Citizens need to be better prepare to face these challenges.
– Anabela Mesquita, Polytechnic of Porto / ISCAP
I highly recommended this work, since it contains cutting edge topics as the majority of the chapters contained hot and buzz topics which are required for the 21st century via several stakeholders, including academics, students, and researchers. Finally, organizations can benefit from this work as well as; since this work will guide the organizations to obtain new methods for running their work in an efficient and effective way and to make them more unique in the market. The editor, editorial advisory and review boards worked very hard to produce this exceptional PDF ebook! Once again stupendous and marvelous job! Keep up the great work.
– Dr. Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia