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Information science in transition

Author: Alan Gilchrist; Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Facet Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gilchrist; Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781856046930 1856046931
OCLC Number: 311818227
Description: xxix, 401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Fifty years of UK research in information science. --
2. Smoother pebbles and the shoulder of giants: the developing foundations of information science. --
3. The last 50 years of knowledge organizations: a journey through my personal archives. --
4. On the history of evaluation in IR. --
5. The information user: past, present and future. --
6. The sociological turn in information science. --
7. From chemical documentation to chemoinformatics: 50 years of chemical information science. --
8. Health informatics: current issues and challenges. --
9. Social informatics and sociotechnical research: a view from the UK. --
10. The evolution of visual information retrieval. --
11. Information policies: yesterday, today, tomorrow. --
12. The disparity in professional qualifications and progress in information handling: a European perspective. --
13. Electronic scholarly publishing and Open Access. --
14. Social software: fun and games, or business tools? --
15. Bibliometrics to webometrics. --
16. How I learned to love the Brits.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Gilchrist.

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