Saturday, July 30, 2011

New ASIS&T Monograph: Introduction to Information Science and Technology

Students of library and information sciences should be on the lookout for a new book - "Introduction to Information Science and Technology," edited by Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw, from ASIS&T and Information Today, Inc, which will be on the market in August 2011.

This new guide to information science and technology - the product of a unique scholarly collaboration-presents a clear, concise, and approachable account of the fundamental issues, with appropriate historical and theoretical background. More than 80 individuals with specialized expertise collaborated to create this book. They contributed drafts, reviewed and edited initial contributions, advised the contributors, and tested content with their students.

Topics covered include information needs, seeking, and use; representation and organization of information; computers and networks; structured information systems; information systems applications; users' perspectives in information systems; social informatics; communication using information technologies; information policy; and the information professions.

For More Information including a Table of Contents, sample chapter, and list of contributors: