Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and New Research

Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and New Research

Emilia Currás (Autonomous University Madrid, Spain) and Nuria Lloret Romero (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
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Release Date: November, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 318
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-201-3
ISBN13: 9781613502013|ISBN10: 161350201X|EISBN13: 9781613502020
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Description:

Recent changes in information science have emerged as a result of challenges faced by the business, social, and scientific worlds, as well as continued progress in information and communication technologies. Organizations have begun to seek collaborative and joint efforts that allow them to better participate in challenging and competitive opportunities. This is illustrated by the creation of highly integrated supply chains, virtual libraries and organizations, and virtual laboratories.

Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and New Research examines the impact of new information services on day-to-day activities from a range of contemporary technical and socio-cultural perspectives. This collection also creates a sound theoretical basis for information systems and new research opportunities in the field.

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

  • Information as a Science
  • Metasearching
  • Open Access
  • Open Source Software for Collaborative Information Services
  • Personal Search Software
  • Semantic Web
  • Theoretical Principles in Collaborative Information Systems
  • Vertical Integration of Collaborative Information Systems
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Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and New Research provides a rich discussion of the need for [a] deep understanding of users, their needs, and the context that they bring to an information system, as well as their backgrounds and behaviors. The work is as innovative in its approach as it is comprehensive in its scope. There is a clear international focus to this work, with authors from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, France, and the United States.

– John J. Regazzi, Long Island University and Focused Connections
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Emilia Currás is a researcher and teacher, Ph D in Chemistry, University Professor for Information Sience (LIS); Introducer of LIS studies in Spain and some Iberoamerican countries; Founder of SEDIC (Spanish Society for Inf. Science); Fellow of Inst for Inf. Scientists; IBI (UK) Distinguished Woman; Decorated by the Colombian Republic Government whit Pergamino and Cruz de Caballero; has been paid tribute in Spain and a book has been dedicated to her “A life: Profession and Passion”. She is Academician: Royal Doctor´s Academy, Madrid; Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Historical Sciences, Toledo and Academy of Fine Arts Brasilia; Woman of Year 2004 (USA); Isko-Spain Honorary President. Has received several gold, silver Medals and Emblems from Asian, Middle East, European and Iberoamerican LIS Institutions; Distinguished member of Official Chemical Spanish Association and Doctor and Teacher Spanish Association; Founder member of several Spanish LIS Societies; Invited from Asian, American, European and Middle East government to delivery lectures and conferences. She has held several executive position at national and international Universities and Institutions. She belongs to several national and international Editorial Board, such as Journal for Information Science; Vice-president of ATENEO (Cultural Spanish Society) -Section for Science and Technology-.As consequence of her RESEARCHES has formulate a New Epistemological Theory: INFORMATIONIMS and an INTEGRAL VERTICAL OF SCIENCE and also has developed new educational and professional teaching methods. Introductory in Spain of the General Theory of Systems and Systematics applied to LIS. Emilia Currás is a member of Club of Rome-Spanish Chapter and Foundation Pro Academia Española, among other religious and cultural Associations.
Nuria Lloret Romero, PhD, is a researcher and university professor for Information Services Planning and Evaluation of Quality in Information Services. Current director of the Department of Audiovisual Communication, History of Art and Information Science (DCADHA) in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, she was deputy director of the Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico (AIMPLAS) from 1990 to 1999. She is also director of the CALSI Master’s Programme in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, as well as director of the CALSI Research Group, where she has focused her research on collaborative systems. She is co-founder and CEO of MASmedios SL, and has also worked as an expert for project evaluation within EU’s Programme for Information Society IST. Among other positions held, she is founder member and former president of AVEI (Valencian Association for Information Specialists), former president of FESABID (Spanish Federation of Associations of Information Specialists), former president of IFLA’s Latin American Caucus, member of EBLIDA’s (European Bureau of Information Systems) Executive Committee, member of the National Committee for Certification of Information Professionals and Vice-president of AECTA (Association of Innovative Companies from the Valencian Community).
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