Dictionary of Information Science and Technology (2 Volumes)

Dictionary of Information Science and Technology (2 Volumes)

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: November, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 1018
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-385-2
ISBN13: 9781599043852|ISBN10: 1599043858|EISBN13: 9781599043869
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Description & Coverage
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The Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is the premier, comprehensive reference source compiled of the latest terms and definitions related to all aspects of the information science and technology field. This complete and timely collection of approximately 10,000 terms and acronyms provides researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with the most accurate and up-to-date knowledge of key words in the ever-expanding world of information science and technology.

Terms and definitions included in this important reference publication were contributed by over 2,500 noted researchers from over 40 countries. There is no single definition in existence for each element of the vocabulary, so individual researchers have formed distinctive descriptions of the terminology, providing a much more meaningful and broader understanding of each term. The Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is a valuable, essential reference publication for libraries and individuals worldwide.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting information systems
  • Communities of Practice
  • Data warehousing and mining
  • Database technologies and applications
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Distance Learning
  • E-commerce, e-government and mobile commerce
  • End User Computing
  • Global IT Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • IT Business Value
  • IT Personnel
  • Knowledge Management
  • Literacy in technology
  • Mobile computing and commerce
  • Multimedia
  • Software Engineering
  • Strategic IT management
  • Virtual communities and technologies
  • Web Technologies
Reviews & Statements

"The comprehensive coverage of thousands of terms and acronyms provided in this two-volume resource will contribute to a better understanding of the technical and managerial language available and its applications for the field of information science and technology."

– Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Information Resources Management Association

"This online dictionary contains more than 9,700 entries from a variety of sources, covering topics such as knowledge management, database technologies, distance learning, multimedia and networking, and more. The site's layout is uncomplicated, and search boxes are easy to use. For a field that changes as rapidly as information science and technology, this resource can be a very nice addition, or alternatively to print, for any academic reference collection. Recommended."

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 3 (2007)

The Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is comprised of 2 volumes containing over 10,000 unique terms, acronyms, and definitions relating to all aspects of the information science and technology field. This dictionary and any subsequent editions or revisions, will be useful in large university reference collections and is recommended for all libraries supporting library and information science programs.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39
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Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
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