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The information society : a study of continuity and change

Author: John Feather
Publisher: London : Facet, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"This edition takes full account of significant developments since 2004. The advanced technologies and systems of a decade ago are falling into disuse; the floppy disk has all but vanished, and the CD-ROM will surely follow. Simple phrases like 'Web 2.0' or 'the social web' conceal rather than explain the significance of the concepts that they embody. As the quantity of personal digitized information continues to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Feather
ISBN: 9781856046367 1856046362
OCLC Number: 212431955
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xxi, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The historical dimension. --
1. From script to print. --
2. Mass media and new technology. --
Part 2. The economic dimension. --
3. The information market-place. --
4. Access to information. --
Part 3. The political dimension. --
5. Information rich and information poor. --
6. Information, the state and the citizen. --
Part 4. The information profession. --
7. The information profession: a domain delineated. --
Afterword. An information society?
Responsibility: John Feather.

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What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the economic and cultural pressures that are placed  Read more...

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