Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition (5 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition (5 Volumes)

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: January, 2005|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 3807
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5
ISBN13: 9781591405535|ISBN10: 159140553X|EISBN13: 9781591407942
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Description & Coverage

Technology is constantly changing; what is cutting edge today is obsolete tomorrow. In this ever-evolving environment, educators, researchers and professionals of the discipline need access to the most comprehensive knowledge about the concepts, issues, trends and technologies in this hi-tech field.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is the first work to map this ever-changing field. It is the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies. These articles are enhanced by special attention that is paid to over 5,000 technical and managerial terms. These terms will each have a 5-50 word description that allow the users of this extensive research source to learn the language and terminology of the field. In addition, these volumes offer a thorough reference section with over 11,500 sources of information that can be accessed by scholars, students, and researchers in the field of information science and technology. These wide-ranging, user-friendly alphabetically organized volumes are an important addition for your library collection.


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

  • Business/IT alignment
  • Data Mining & Data Warehousing
  • Database Technologies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Distance Learning Technologies
  • E-Collaboration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Government
  • End User Computing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning & Implementation
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Side of Information Technology
  • Information Modeling & Evaluation
  • Information Systems Research
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology & Minorities
  • Information Technology Education
  • Information Technology Evaluation
  • Information Technology in Asia Pacific Countries
  • Information Technology in Developing Countries
  • Information Technology in Healthcare
  • Information Technology in Libraries
  • Information Technology in Small Businesses
  • Information Technology Personnel Management
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Object oriented technologies
  • Software Engineering
  • Strategic Information technology
  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Unified modeling language
  • Virtual Organizations
  • Web Applications
Reviews & Statements

This publication has been indexed in the DBLP Computer Science Bibliography.


This five-volume set is most impressive not only for the efforts that went into its development, but also for its exceptional quality, organization, and value to a wide variety of libraries...an excellent addition to nearly any library.

– Reference & User Services Quarterly 45(3)

With the immeasurable wide range of topics covering remarkably just about every important aspect of information science and technology, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is an essential resource for students and educators, researchers, professional information technologists, and all libraries.

– Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, Vol. 11 (1) 2005

"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."

– CHOICE, September 2005, Vol. 43 No.1

"This set is best suited to academic libraries, particularly information systems and business collections, and library and information science collections. Special libraries and large public libraries may also find it of interest."

– Library Journal, May 15, 2005

I would recommend this encyclopedia as a reference work to any tertiary academic library, full stop. Large secondary school libraries would find it very useful, and the price is so reasonable that many could afford it. It should be purchased by all large and medium-sized public libraries. Some individuals, especially academics teaching information systems, ought to buy it, too.

– Online Information Review, Volume 25, No. 4

The reader can dip into any volume and find interesting data and issues.

– Education Libraries, Winter 2004 Issue

As an MIS professor, I am constantly faced with staying abreast of technology changes. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is an exhaustive and convenient method of meeting these needs. I would recommend these volumes to all of my technical and behavioral information technology colleagues.

– Information Resources Management Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2005

"This encyclopedia will be useful in large university reference collections and corporate libraries, and is a must-have for all libraries supporting library and information science programs."

– American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), March 2005

"... a good purchase for a library school, largely because of its broad range of topics relating to information science and technology."

– Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Spring 2005

"Many of the topics, such as data mining, distance learning, knowledge management, and web applications, are pertinent to librarianship."

– Library Journal, May, 15 2005 <

p> "Quite simply, this is a very significant publication. It is impressive in its size and scope, scholarly in its content, delightful in its physical presentation, and what's more, it all comes for a very reasonsable price."

– Online Information Review, Volume 25, No. 4

"This collection belongs in every academic library because of the scope, range and reference utility."

– E-Streams

"This is an invaluable source for practitioners, and an important addition for academic and major public libraries."

– Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment (APADE)

"This collection of books represents the most thorough research and writings from the experts from all over the world in Information Systems. This encyclopedia is easy to read and navigate through. A must have for anyone in Information Technology."

– Professor Shirley Fedorovich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

"An encyclopedia specifically devoted to information science and technology is an idea whose time has come. It is a perfect addition to any library's reference section. Not only can a reader find a topic of interest researched using up-to-date references, but s/he can locate topics of related interest with relative ease. A worthwhile accomplishment."

– Professor Edward Szewczak, Canisius College, USA

"The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology can serve as a most useful reference for any researcher beginning to explore a new area of information systems."

– Professor France Belanger, Virginia Tech, USA

"I have to commend the editor for undertaking such an enormous task in putting together these five volumes of Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology."

– Mo Adam Mahmood, Ellis and Susan Mayfield Professor in Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA

"The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology offers a comprehensive, unique repository of research contributions provided by leading scholars from around the globe."

– Professor Shirley Ann Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

"The work's global scope is principally an asset."

– Library Journal, May, 15 2005
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Editor/Author Biographies
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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All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative. Additionally, all IGI Global published content is available in IGI Global's InfoSci® platform.
Editorial Advisory Board
  • Linda Knight, DePaul University, USA
  • Shirley Fedorovich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • James Rodger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Eileen Trauth, Penn State University, USA
  • Shirley Becker, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • France Belanger, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Karen Nantz, Eastern Illinois University, USA
  • Janis Gogan, Bentley College, USA