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Encyclopedia of information science and technology
2nd ed.
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Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), c2009.
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electronic texts (cviii, 4154, 29 p. : ill. (some col.)) : digital files.
"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.
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E-Kitap 1919973-1001 Z1006 .E566 2009e IGI InfoSci

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As research advances in computing technology continue to accelerate, so too do the emerging opportunities, issues, and challenges facing individuals, organizations, and societies concerning the utilization and management of technology. This change-driven environment creates a critical need for a comprehensive, up-to-date reference to the full range of concepts, issues, methods, technologies, and trends associated with the field. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition is a matchless compendium of over 750 authoritative, research-based entries/chapters contributed by nearly 1,200 researchers and experts from 60 countries on a complete range of topics that, together, define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology and its organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social implications. This indispensable reference work is also enhanced with thorough definitions of more than 6,000 technical and managerial terms, as well as an exhaustive reference section that directs researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to more than 17,500 additional sources for further reading and research. An essential addition to any academic library's reference collection, this discipline defining encyclopedia will serve research needs in numerous fields that are affected by the rapid pace and profound impact of technological change.

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Though it's a third edition, this massive set's 760 articles are all new and aim to provide "the most comprehensive, innovative, and in-depth coverage of the current concepts, issues, and emerging technologies in the field of information science and technology." Articles are arranged in categories such as accounting and finance, cyber and network security, gender and information technology, health information systems, and library science and administration. Lengthy the preface starts on page 189 tables of contents, both alphabetically and by topic (which is how the material is arranged) open the work and show its breadth and variability. Within the category "Mobile and Wireless Computing," for example, are listed articles on "The Internet of Things" and "Self-Adaptive Differential Evolution Algorithms for Wireless Communications and the Antenna and Microwave Design Problems." Though it was written for this publication, the material resembles a collection of journal articles. As in those sources, while the authors are knowledgeable, their language can vary, with some authors writing in an awkward manner ("The discovery task of the knowledge from the data is put on a significant position in the information science"), a minor problem that is more than made up for by the resource's scope and extras: each article includes hefty lists of further reading and references and information on future directions for research. VERDICT Large academic libraries will find that this massive, up-to-date undertaking fills coverage gaps in many areas, including computing, social science, and business. Henrietta Verma, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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This set (3,121 pages) offers some 550 articles on a wide variety of topics, written by 900 authors from 50 countries. The editor in chief is executive director of the Information Resources Management Association and editor of its journal. Contributors' names and affiliations are provided. The 32 subject categories include, e.g., data mining and warehousing, knowledge management, multimedia technologies, and Web applications. Each category treats several topics; "e-commerce," for example, features articles on business engineering simulation, XML schema, value chains, e-business transactions, and more. Front matter in each volume provides access to all articles alphabetically by title for each of the five volumes. Each volume lists entries by subject area for that volume and provides the same 27-page key-terms index. References from these terms are to page numbers, so identifying the needed volume is cumbersome. There is no cross-referencing among the terms. Overall, the set provides 11,500 citations for further study. Faculty wanting to expand their IT knowledge will be well served. Students faced with papers to develop will appreciate well-written introductions to their topics, along with resource lists and glossaries for each entry. The work's claim to "comprehensive coverage" is debatable, and depends on the user's point of view. For example, library science, archives management, and records management--and their discipline-specific technologies--are strangers here. Keeping technology-focused publications up-to-date is challenging, but purchasers of the print set can make free use of an online updating version "for the life of the print edition." In a period characterized by technology convergence and a global perspective, this work is particularly useful. Readers will find some knowledge of mathematics and statistics helpful. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic, special, and corporate collections serving IT/systems users, researchers, and students; upper-level undergraduates and above. J. M. Pemberton University of Tennessee, Knoxville