Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (8 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (8 Volumes)

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: October, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 5266
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4
ISBN13: 9781605660264|ISBN10: 1605660264|EISBN13: 9781605660271
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Description & Coverage
Description:

As research advances in computing technology continue to accelerate, so too do the emerging opportunities, issues, and challenges facing individuals, organizations, and societies concerning the utilization and management of technology. This change-driven environment creates a critical need for a comprehensive, up-to-date reference to the full range of concepts, issues, methods, technologies, and trends associated with the field.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition is a matchless compendium of over 750 authoritative, research-based entries/chapters contributed by nearly 1,200 researchers and experts from 60 countries on a complete range of topics that, together, define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology and its organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social implications. This indispensable reference work is also enhanced with thorough definitions of more than 6,000 technical and managerial terms, as well as an exhaustive reference section that directs researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to more than 17,500 additional sources for further reading and research. An essential addition to any academic library's reference collection, this discipline defining encyclopedia will serve research needs in numerous fields that are affected by the rapid pace and profound impact of technological change.

Coverage:

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

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition is a one-stop book for all knowledge related to information science and technology.

– Wen Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition, is a just-in-time source for the most current and valuable information on the threshold of information science and technology.

– John Wang, Montclair State University, USA

This book is certainly of great interest for both researchers and practitioners who are interested in the new theoretical thrust and practical insights.

– In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is among the most comprehensive works ever published in this field, based on serious research of distinguished scholars from all over the world. This is a multi-volume reference source I can recommend without hesitation.

– Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is a required reading for MIS researchers and for practical business application and information professionals. I would recommend these volumes to all of my technical and behavioral information technology colleagues.

– James Rodger, MIS/DS ECOBIT IUP, USA

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

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

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

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

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

– Education Libraries

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

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)

... 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

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

– Library Journal

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

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.

– Prof. 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.

– Prof. 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.

– Prof. 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.

– Prof. Shirley Ann Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

The work's global scope is principally an asset.

– Library Journal

This 8-volume resource presents over 650 entries averaging 5 pages in length on a wide variety of topics.

– Book News Inc. (May 2009)
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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
  • Brian Cameron, Penn State University, USA (Associate Editor)
  • Patricia Weaver, Juniata College, USA (Associate Editor)
  • Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland (IAB)
  • Annie Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, USA (IAB)
  • France Belanger, Virginia Tech University, USA IAB
  • Rochelle Cadogan, Viterbo University, USA (IAB)
  • Shirley Federovich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA (IAB)
  • Janis Gogan, Bentley College, USA (IAB)
  • Wen Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA (IAB)
  • Murray Jennex, San Diego State University, USA (IAB)
  • Jerzy Kisielnicki, Warsaw University, Poland (IAB)
  • Linda Knight, DePaul University, USA (IAB)
  • In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA (IAB)
  • Karen Nantz, Eastern Illinois University, USA (IAB)
  • James Rodger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (IAB)
  • Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA (IAB)
  • Eileen Trauth, Penn State University, USA (IAB)
  • Craig Van Slyke, University of Central Florida, USA (IAB)
  • John Wang, Montclair State University, USA (IAB)
  • Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA (IAB)