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Global Library and Information Science
by Ismail Abdullahi (ed.) - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2009
This book presents international librarianship and library science. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time.
Big Data on Real-World Applications
by S. Ventura Soto, Jose M. Luna, Alberto Cano (eds) - InTech , 2016
High volumes of valuable data are generated day by day in modern organizations. The management of huge volumes of data has become a priority in these organizations, requiring new techniques for data management and analysis in Big Data environments.
Information Systems Foundations: The Role of Design Science
by Dennis Hart, Shirley Gregor - ANU Press , 2010
The focus of the volume is on the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The chapters in the book provide a critical examination of current design science ideas, with the role of human creativity given special mention.
Applications of ICT in Libraries
- Wikibooks , 2015
Contents: Diploma ICTL; Advanced Diploma ICTL; Locating Information; Supporting Reader Development; Supporting Client Learning; Using ICT in Professional Practice; Safe and Legal Use of ICT; Net Navigator; Educator; Digital Culture - Online ...
Thinking Networks: The Large and Small of it
by Kieran Greer , 2008
This book describes different aspects of knowledge-based networks and is important for future Internet / mobile-based information networks. This book combines Artificial Intelligence, service-based systems and distributed knowledge management.
Models and Theories in Human-Computer Interaction
- Wikibooks , 2015
Human Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary field, theories and models are adapted from many other disciplines. Through the course, we will learn, critique, apply, and expand theories and models to make them relevant to the state of the field.
Mastering the Information Age: Solving Problems With Visual Analytics
by Daniel Keim, et al. - Eurographics Association , 2010
The aim is to create a research roadmap that outlines the current state of visual analytics across many disciplines, and to describe the next steps to foster a strong visual analytics community, thus enabling the development of advanced applications.
Bisociative Knowledge Discovery
by Michael R. Berthold (ed.) - Springer , 2012
The focus of this book, and the BISON project from which the contributions are originating, is a network based integration of various types of data repositories and the development of new ways to explore the resulting gigantic information networks.
Semantic Web And Ontology
by Dhana Nandini - Bookboon , 2014
This book is intended for engineering students who are interested in exploring the technology of Semantic web. The book simplifies the tough concepts associated with Semantic web and can be considered as the base of the knowledge about Web 3.0.
Introduction to Archival Organization and Description
by Susanne R. Warren (ed.) - Oxford University Press , 1998
The book guides the novice to an understanding of archival information and documentation. It covers the characteristics of archival materials, analysis of information for archival description, descriptive tools in information systems, etc.
Introduction to Vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Cultural Heritage Information
by Elisa Lanzi - Oxford University Press , 1998
The book highlights the crucial role that controlled vocabularies play in the description, cataloging, or documentation of cultural heritage information. It stresses the importance of standards and the authority work in managing vocabularies.
Introduction to Imaging
by Howard Besser - Getty Research Institute , 2003
The book allows curators, librarians, collection managers, students to better understand the processes involved in building a cohesive set of digital images. It also explores how to link digitized images to the information required to manage them.
Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminologies for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works
by Patricia Harpring - Getty Research Institute , 2010
This book is a guide to building controlled vocabulary tools, cataloging and indexing cultural materials with terms and names from controlled vocabularies, and using vocabularies in search engines and databases to enhance discovery and retrieval.
Internet Informed: Guidance for the Dedicated Searcher
by David Novak - The Spire Project , 2007
In this book, we shall gather a collection of search techniques that extend our ability to collect and appreciate internet information. This will include the use of field searches, an understanding of the influences of context, format and source.
Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age
by G. Wayne Clough - Smithsonian Books , 2013
In his book, 'Best of Both Worlds', G. Wayne Clough, the Smithsonian's 12th Secretary, surveys the efforts of many world-class institutions, including his own, to use technology to open their collections and programs to the world.
A Guide to Documentary Editing
by Mary-Jo Kline, Susan Holbrook Perdue - University of Virginia Press , 2008
In addition to exploring the role electronic technology plays in the editing process, this edition provides the most current treatment of the craft's fundamental issues. These include locating and collecting sources, transcribing source texts, etc.
Introduction to Data Science
by Jeffrey Stanton , 2013
This book provides non-technical readers with a gentle introduction to essential concepts and activities of data science. For more technical readers, the book provides interesting applications using the R language for statistics and graphics.
Bibliometrics as a Research Field
by W. Glänzel , 2003
Bibliometrics has become a standard tool of science policy and research management in the last decades. All significant compilations of science indicators heavily rely on publication and citation statistics and other bibliometric techniques.
by Nick Milton - Polimetrica , 2008
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Based Engineering, Knowledge Webs, Ontologies and Semantic Webs. It is aimed at students, researchers and practitioners interested in Knowledge Management.
Linked Data: Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space
by Tom Heath, Christian Bizer - Morgan & Claypool , 2011
The book gives an overview of the principles of Linked Data as well as the Web of Data that has emerged through the application of these principles. The book discusses patterns for publishing Linked Data, describes deployed Linked Data applications.
by Michael J. Kurtz, Johan Bollen - arXiv , 2011
Scholarly usage data provides unique opportunities to address the known shortcomings of citation analysis. This article provides a review of the state-of-the-art in usage-based informetric, i.e. the use of usage data to study the scholarly process.
Practical Semantic Web and Linked Data Applications
by Mark Watson , 2010
A guide for using RDF data in information processing, linked data, and semantic web applications using both the AllegroGraph product and the Sesame open source project. Primarily written for programmers using either Java or other JVM languages.
Document Image Analysis
by Lawrence O'Gorman, Rangachar Kasturi , 1997
This text describes the technical methods used for document processing of text and graphical images. It gives executives and managers information on document processing approaches and describes how these methods apply to different situations.
by Gang Wu - InTech , 2010
Web 3.0 will be built on semantic Web technologies, which will allow data to be shared and reused. This book explains examines how this powerful new technology can unify and fully leverage the ever-growing data, information, and Internet services.
Human Computer Interaction: New Developments
by Kikuo Asai - InTech , 2008
The book consists of 20 chapters, each addressing a certain aspect of human-computer interaction. It gives the reader background information on a subject and proposes a solution. This should serve as a valuable tool for professionals in this field.
Human Computer Interaction
by Ioannis Pavlidis - InTech , 2008
This book covers modeling and practical realization of robotic control, the problems of stability and robustness, automation in algorithm and program developments, system's applied control, computations, control theory application, etc.
Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising
by Dennis Hart, Shirley Gregor - ANU E Press , 2005
This is a book on Information Systems as an academic discipline. The emphasis was on the adequacy and completeness of theoretical underpinnings and the research methods employed. The practical nature of the applications were kept firmly in view.
Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries
by K. Skinner, M. Halbert - Emory University Digital Library , 2008
This monograph is a report of early efforts to establish digital libraries as experimental projects and ongoing services consistent with the practices of print-based libraries. Contributions of leaders in major digital libraries are included.
Discovering Information Systems
by Jean-Paul Van Belle, Jane Nash, Mike Eccles - Global Text Project , 2003
The book describes the role of information systems in modern organisations, explains the underlying concepts, provides an overview of the basic technologies found in all computer-based information systems: hardware, software, databases.
by Richard T. Watson - Global Text Project , 2007
This textbook teaches how to exploit IS in a technology-rich environment. It focuses on information systems showing how IS is integrated in organizations, how knowledge workers are supported, and how important IS is for an organization’s success.