The last decade has seen significant global changes that have impacted the library, information, and learning services and sciences. There is now a mood to find pragmatic information solutions to pressing global challenges. Future Directions in Digital Information presents the latest ideas and approaches to digital information from across the globe, portraying a sense of transition from old to new. This title is a comprehensive, international take on key themes, advances, and trends in digital information, including the impact of developing technologies. The latest volume in the ‘Chandos Digital Information Review Series’, this book will help practitioners and thinkers looking to keep pace with, and excel among, the digital choices and pathways on offer, to develop new systems and models, and gain information on trends in the educational and industry contexts that make up the information sphere. A group of international contributors has been assembled to give their view on how information professionals and scientists are creating the future along five distinct themes: Strategy and Design; Who are the Users?; Where Formal meets Informal; Applications and Delivery; and finally, New Paradigms. The multinational perspectives contained in this volume acquaint readers with problems, approaches, and achievements in digital information from around the world, with equity of information access emerging as a key challenge. Presents a global perspective on how information science and services are changing and how they can best adapt Gives insight into how managers can make the best decisions about the future provision of their information services Engages key practical issues faced by information professionals such as how best to collect and deploy user data in libraries Presents digital literacy as a global theme, stressing the need to foster literacy in a broad range of contexts Interrogates how ready information professionals are for emergent technological and social change across the globe
This innovative edited collection presents new insights into emerging debates around digital communication practices. It brings together research by leading international experts to examine methods and approaches, multimodality, face and identity, across five thematically organised sections. Its contributors revise current paradigms in view of past, present, and future research and analyse how users deploy the wealth of multimodal resources afforded by digital technologies to undertake tasks and to enact identity. In its concluding section it identifies the ideologies that underpin the construction of digital texts in the social world. This important contribution to digital discourse studies will have interdisciplinary appeal across the fields of linguistics, socio-linguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, gender studies, multimodality, media and communication studies.
This book considers the lessons learnt so far from the emergence of the Internet and the development of the field of Internet studies, whilst also considering possible directions for the future. Examining broad media theories and emerging theorisations around the Internet specifically, it explores the possibility of the development of an Internet theory in the future. A comprehensive overview of the field, Internet Studies considers key issues of social importance that the study of the Internet draws upon, such as the role of the Internet in civic participation and democratisation, the development of virtual communities, digital divides and social inequality, as well as Internet governance and policy control. At the same time, it examines the role of the Internet in social research and the development of highly interdisciplinary and rapidly developing Internet research. Hence, this volume maps key areas of certainty and uncertainty in the field of Internet studies and, as such, it will be of interest to scholars and students of media and communication, sociology and social research methods.
|Author||: Ewa Ziemba|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Release Date||: 2020-03-10|
|ISBN 10||: 3030433536|
|Pages||: 255 pages|
This book constitutes extended selected papers from the 17th Conference on Advanced Information Technologies for Management, AITM 2019, and the 14th Conference on Information Systems Management, ISM 2019, held as part of the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS, which took place in Leipzig, Germany, in September 2019. The total of 7 full and 6 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 45 submissions. The papers selected to be included in this book contribute to the understanding of relevant trends of current research on and future directions of information technology for management in business and public organizations. They were organized in topical sections named: information technology assessment for future development; methods and models for designing information technology, and aspects of implementing information technology.
|Author||: Michael J. Kavanagh,Mohan Thite,Richard D. Johnson|
|Release Date||: 2011-07-14|
|ISBN 10||: 1412991668|
|Pages||: 623 pages|
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) have become a crucial focus for management professionals. This cross-disciplinary book provides a thorough introduction to the field of HRIS, which combines two major management fields that impact the competitive advantage of companies--human resources and information systems.
|Author||: Elias Aboujaoude,Lina Gega,Michelle Burke Parish,Donald M. Hilty|
|Publisher||: Frontiers Media SA|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-01|
|ISBN 10||: 2889636356|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Examines a range of innovative practices and processes in digital poetry published on the global computer network during the past decade.
|Author||: Hansson, Thomas|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2008-06-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1599049716|
|Pages||: 574 pages|
"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.
In the last two decades, Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have emerged as a new interface type that interlinks the digital and physical worlds. Drawing upon users' knowledge and skills of interaction with the real non-digital world, TUIs show a potential to enhance the way in which people interact with and leverage digital information. However, TUI research is still in its infancy and extensive research is required in order to fully understand the implications of tangible user interfaces, to develop technologies that further bridge the digital and the physical, and to guide TUI design with empirical knowledge. This paper examines the existing body of work on Tangible User Interfaces. We start by sketching the history of tangible user interfaces, examining the intellectual origins of this field. We then present TUIs in a broader context, survey application domains, and review frameworks and taxonomies. We also discuss conceptual foundations of TUIs including perspectives from cognitive sciences, psychology, and philosophy. Methods and technologies for designing, building, and evaluating TUIs are also addressed. Finally, we discuss the strengths and limitations of TUIs and chart directions for future research.
Human Resource Information Systems, edited by Michael J. Kavanagh and Richard D. Johnson, is a one-of-a-kind book that provides a thorough introduction to the field of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and shows how organizations today can leverage HRIS to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively. Unlike other texts that overwhelm students with technical information and jargon, this revised Fourth Edition offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR issues and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. Numerous examples, best practices, discussion questions, and case studies make this the most student-friendly and current text on the market. New to This Edition A new chapter on social media explores how organizations can use social networks to recruit and select the best candidates. A new HRIS Expert feature spotlights real-world practitioners who share best practices and insights into how chapter concepts affect HR professions. New and expanded coverage of key trends such as information security, privacy, cloud computing, talent management software, and HR analytics is included.
|Author||: Raisinghani, Mahesh S.|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2008-01-31|
|ISBN 10||: 1599048760|
|Pages||: 588 pages|
Includes the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in the field of global information technology management, covering topics such as the technical platform for global IS applications, information systems projects spanning cultures, managing information technology in corporations, and global information technology systems and socioeconomic development in developing countries.
The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age assembles opinion pieces, forecasts, strategy options, and case studies from leading worldwide politicians, academics, educators, authors, publishers, captains of industry, senior public sector workers, library directors, IT gurus and other key players in the field of information provision who discuss their views on the hypothesis surrounding the "end of libraries" and the "death of books." The contributions – ranging in length from 500 to 2000 words are analyzed and summarized to create a rich picture of current trends and likely futures for libraries of all types, with digital options discussed in detail. Focuses on the key issue facing library and information services for the foreseeable future Takes a much broader view by asking a wide range of key people and representative stakeholders and user groups for their view of the future of libraries of all kinds Presents a comprehensive analysis of likely directions and options for libraries, library managers, and users Includes a route map for the future Builds on the successful approaches adopted in A Handbook of Digital Library Economics and Libraries and Society
Monograph Series of the International Council for Computer Communications, Volume 1: The Office of the Future: Communication and Computers focuses on the advancements in the processes, technologies, techniques, principles, and approaches involved in communication and computers, including computer based tools, data gathering and information retrieval, and office automation. The publication first elaborates on the automated office of the future, tools to support the communication activity, and text editing tools for generating, organizing, analyzing, and transforming information. Discussions focus on generating, organizing, and analyzing information, basic message system concepts, impact of computer networks, and other processes in the office. The text then examines the integration of computer based tools, data gathering and information retrieval tools, coordination tools in the office of the future, and tools to support office processes. The manuscript ponders on the integration of the spoken word with interactive computer based office support systems, underlying technology, digital channel, and software aspects of the office environment utilizing the micro-processor. Topics include single board computer, advances in digital computer communications technology, future directions for digital networks, bandwidth availability, and storage and retrieval of voice information. The book is a dependable source of data for computer science experts and researchers interested in the relationship of communication and computers.
Digital Information Strategies: From Applications and Content to Libraries and People provides a summary and summation of key themes, advances, and trends in all aspects of digital information at the present time. This helpful resource explores the impact of developing technologies on the information world. Written from an international perspective, the book emphasizes key current topics and future developments. The publication is based on a dynamic set of contents that respond to, and anticipate, what is happening—and what may well happen—in the field of digital information. Presents a comprehensive overview of the major aspects of contemporary digital information provision Serves as a useful reference work for the subject area Features input written from an international perspective Explores the impact of developing technologies on the information world, emphasizing key, current topics and future developments
The consumer electronics market has never been as awash with new consumer products as it has over the last couple of years. The devices that have emerged on the scene have led to major changes in the way consumers listen to music, access the Internet, communicate, watch videos, play games, take photos, operate their automobiles—even live. Digital electronics has led to these leaps in product development, enabling easier exchange of media, cheaper and more reliable products, and convenient services. This handbook is a much-needed, comprehensive engineering guide to the dynamic world of today's digital consumer electronics. It provides complete details on key enabling technologies, standards, delivery and reception systems, products, appliances and networking systems. Each chapter follows a logical progression from a general overview of each device, to market dynamics, to the core technologies and components that make up that particular product. The book thoroughly covers all of the key digital consumer product categories: digital TV, digital audio, mobile communications devices, gaming consoles, DVD players, PCs and peripherals, display devices, digital imaging devices, web terminals and pads, PDAs and other handhelds, screenphones/videophones, telematics devices, eBooks and readers, and many other current and future products. To receive a FREE daily newsletter on displays and consumer electronics, go to: http://www.displaydaily.com/ ·Surveys crucial engineering information for every digital consumer product category, including cell phones, digital TVs, digital cameras, PDAs and many more—the only reference available to do so ·Has extremely broad market appeal to embedded systems professionals, including engineers, programmers, engineering managers, marketing and sales personnel—1,000,000+ potential readers ·Helps engineers and managers make the correct design decisions based on real-world data
Future Directions in Biocatalysis, Second Edition, presents the future direction and latest research on how to utilize enzymes, i.e., natural catalysts, to make medicines and other necessities for humans. It emphasizes the most important and unique research on biocatalysis instead of simply detailing the ABC’s on the topic. This book is an indispensable tool for new researchers in the field to help identify specific needs, start new projects that address current environmental concerns, and develop techniques based on green technology. It provides invaluable hints and clues for conducting new research on enzymes, with final sections outlining future directions in biocatalysis further expanding the science into new applications. Gives future directions in the area of biocatalysis research Presents research topics based on their uniqueness, originality, and novelty Includes many explanatory figures to demonstrate concepts to both organic chemists and biochemists Shows that there is no boundary between organic chemistry and biochemistry
Future Directions in Silicon Photonics, Volume 101 in the Semiconductors and Semimetals series, highlights new advances in the field, with this updated volume presenting the latest developments as discussed by esteemed leaders in the field silicon photonics. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Represents the latest release in the Semiconductors and Semimetals series Includes the latest information on Silicon Photonics
|Author||: Theng, Yin-Leng,Foo, Schubert,Goh, Dion,Na, Jin-Cheon|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2009-02-28|
|ISBN 10||: 1599048809|
|Pages||: 690 pages|
"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.
This book examines the state of strategic communication as a discipline and how it has emerged as a unique area of scholarship in the beginning of the 21st century. Strategic communication encompasses all communication that is substantial for the survival and sustained success of entities like corporations, governments, non-profits, social movements, and celebrities. A major aspect of the field is the purposeful use of communication by an organization to engage in conversations of strategic significance to its goals. The contributions in this book provide unique insights, make compelling arguments, and highlight promising areas of scholarship in strategic communication. Presented in four parts, the chapters explore the emergence of strategic communication, its conceptual foundations, its expanding body of knowledge, and the foundation for further development and new directions in the field. Of interest to those studying communication from the perspectives of communication science, management theory, organizational studies, or business administration, this volume will also be useful for readers who are new to strategic communication, and who are interested in the field for its new avenues of research. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Strategic Communication.
|Author||: Mostefaoui, Soraya Kouadri,Maamar, Zakaria,Giaglis, George M.|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2008-02-28|
|ISBN 10||: 1599048426|
|Pages||: 376 pages|
"This book investigates the technology of ubiquitous computing, emerging applications and services, and social issues vital for the successful deployment of a ubiquitous computing application. Providing high quality, authoritative content on such topics as device design, wireless communication, location sensing, privacy concerns, attention focus, multi-person interaction, and direct interaction, work patterns, it is a must-have in library collections"--Provided by publisher.