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The aim of this book is to present results of scientific research on how digital information should be designed and how artifacts or systems containing digital content should maximize usability, and to explain how context can influence the nature and effectiveness of digital communication. Using a philosophical, cognitive, and technical standpoint, the book covers the issue of what digital information actually is. The text also presents research outcomes from the perspective of research in information science—broadly construed—a term now used to cover a range of theoretical and practical approaches.
Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information is broken down into three parts:
*Part I presents information on how electronic documents can be realized—the complexities, alternatives, functions, and restrictions are treated here.
*Part II discusses how human beings process information and how technical solutions can satisfy human restrictions.
*Part III treats the context in which digital information processing and deployment takes place.
The book has much to offer to academics in many disciplines, including science, the arts, psychology, education, and the information and computing sciences.
Contents: H. van Oostendorp, L. Breure, A. Dillon, Introduction to Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information. Part I: Creating Electronic Publications. G. Crane, In a Digital World, No Book Is an Island: Designing Electronic Primary Sources and Reference Works for the Humanities. L. Breure, Reuse of Content and Digital Genres. J. van Ossenbruggen, L. Hardman, From Syntactic- Toward Semantic-Driven Document Transformations. J.H. Verpoorten, Model-Based Development of Educational ICT. J. Houtkamp, Engineering the Affective Appraisal of 3-D Models of Buildings. Part II: Using Digital Information. H.T. Schijf, How the Format of Information Determines Our Processing: An IPP/CIP Perspective. H. van Oostendorp, N. Holzel, Supporting Collective Information Processing in a Web-Based Environment. P. Foltz, A.Y. Lee, Adaptive Learning Systems: Toward More Intelligent Analyses of Student Responses. C. Witteman, N. Krol, Knowlege Based Systems: Acquiring, Modeling, and Representing Human Expertise for Information Systems. E. ten Thij, Collaborative Voices: Online Collaboration in Learning How to Write. Part III: Deploying Digital Information. R-J. Beun, R. van Eijk, Feedback in Human-Computer Interaction: Resolving Ontological Discrepancies. L. van de Wijngaert, Old and New Media: A Threshold Model of Technology Use. R. Batenburg, P. Peters, The Diffusion and Deployment of Telework in Organizations. M.C. Dyson, How Do We Read Text on Screen? A. Dillon, Conclusion: So What Is This Thing Called Information?