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|Infonomics and the Business of Free: Modern Value Creation for Information Services
John J. Regazzi.
The term infonomics has been coined to convey the underlying value of information in terms of its production, market demand, and economic impact. All consumers have come to assume that the information they seek is easily accessible, and more importantly, free of charge.
Infonomics and the Business of...
Rethinking the Conceptual Base for New Practical Applications in Information Value and Quality
George Leal Jamil, Armando Malheiro, Fernanda Ribeiro.
Information value and quality can be considered an essential factor to evaluate both conceptual and practical contributions in organizational, technical, and scientific tasks and projects. It is important to effectively observe and implement these concepts in real organizational plans and efforts....
The Beginnings of Infonomics
This chapter addresses the development of the information industry from the invention of the printing press to the present, using the publication and use of scientific journals as an illustrative case. For centuries after the first scientific journal was published in 1665, publication followed a...
The Shifting Sands of the Information Industry
This chapter examines the shift from the industrial age to the current “information age” by looking closely at the history of the electronic information industry since the 1970s, with special focus on key individuals and companies. Early pioneers developed remotely accessible database search systems...
In order to clarify some defining factors of business success in the information age, this chapter presents two known failures. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. successfully marketed a reputable product, but certain flaws in the company’s structure and process led to a decision to protect its print...
Open Source and Open Access: How Do You Compete with Free?
The open source and open access movements, both philosophical concepts as well as models of information flow, have been instrumental in the development of the business of free. This chapter defines both models and traces their history. Open source shaped the growth of the Web and changed consumer...
Digital Libraries in the Clouds
The business of free represents a radical cultural shift, and many social institutions will need to adapt as a result. This chapter examines the situation of libraries and museums, which are both facing a marked struggle to compete with free and convenient online content. In fact, it seems that...
From Knowledge Management to Social Networking
The Internet has resulted in many developments that have profoundly changed our culture. One of the most recent and most transformative is the rise of social networking. This chapter explores the benefits of social networking in the business world. Compared to traditional knowledge management...
Learning and Playing get Personal
Developments in information technology are finding new applications in teaching, and these “e-learning” approaches are having a significant impact on the way people learn and play. Since e-learning, which includes different types of learning and can be applied to a variety of situations, offers many...
Connections in the Sky
Information is becoming more and more accessible, and the most recent watershed development in this trend is wireless data transfer. This technology has become so mainstream so quickly that it constitutes a “wireless revolution.” It holds significant implications for many industries, of which a few...
Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices
Latif Al-Hakim, Chen Jin.
Internet and social networks play a critical role in the evolution of processes and functional areas that allow businesses to reach a wider base of end-users and achieve competitive advantage in their respective markets.
Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory, and Practices presents a compilation of...
Why Quality? Why Value? Is it Information Related to These Aspects?
George Leal Jamil.
Writing about information quality and value will always be challenging: how does one combine such concepts, so classically applied, debated, defined, and also related to a dynamic, fast-changing world? In this chapter, a first call for the study developed along this book is made. An initial approach...
Information Evaluation: A Scientific and Comprehensive Approach
Armando Malheiro da Silva, Fernanda Ribeiro.
Evaluation in the context of information services has mainly looked at three distinct areas: service performance evaluation, information retrieval evaluation, and information flow evaluation. This last area, especially used in archives and designated as “appraisal,” aims to define the information’s...
Quality Improves the Value of Patent Information to Promote Innovation
Information, a tool to reduce uncertainty and develop knowledge in organizations, is an important aid in the decision making process. There are several characteristics that describe the quality of information that will allow the analysis of its value. Quality information warrants us best results when...
The Contribution of Information Science through Intellectual Property to Innovation in the Brazilian Health Sector
Adelaide Maria de Souza Antunes, Flavia Maria Lins Mendes, Suzanne de Oliveira Rodrigues Schumacher, Luc Quoniam, Jorge Lima de Magalhães.
In response to the challenges of the 21st century, emerging countries have played an increasingly leading role in the global economy, and public health has been a notable feature of the government agendas in these countries. According to the IMF, Brazil is one of the countries with the greatest...
The Value of Information and Information Services in Knowledge Society
Maria Beatriz Marques.
The objective of this chapter is to analyze the concept of information value in terms of quality indicators of services and organizations in the 21st century. Based on the analysis of the evolution of the concept of inherent quality (internal, objective, or absolute) into perceived quality (external...
Actor Network Theory Applied to Organizational Change: A Case Study
Carlos Páscoa, José Tribolet.
There are various models proposed in the literature to analyze trajectories of enterprise change projects in terms of success and failure. Yet, only the Actor-Network Theory (ANT) perspective considers the interaction factors among network actors and actants. In 2009, with an initiative started in...
Strategy Map: Key Instrument for Organizational Performance
Tiago Oliveira, Carlos Páscoa, José Tribolet.
Evolution happens every moment–as every single moment of the present becomes the past, and the future becomes the present. As a consequence of the process of evolution, the world presents itself to us more complexly than ever. Information value, globalization, technological revolution, acceleration of...
Change and Information Value in Military Organizations’ Transformation Processes
Carlos Páscoa, José Tribolet.
The external environment to organizations is constantly changing; it is important that organizations adapt to the demands of the present day in order to get the best performance and benefit of their available resources. For this purpose there is the need to begin a process of change in the Portuguese...