Digital Information Contexts: Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Digital Information

Digital Information Contexts: Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Digital Information

by Luke Tredinnick
     
 

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This book is an introduction to critical and theoretical perspectives on digital information. It outlines the origins of information management in nineteenth-century humanism, the adoption of scientific perspectives in the documentation and information science movements, and modern theoretical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural and political place of

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This book is an introduction to critical and theoretical perspectives on digital information. It outlines the origins of information management in nineteenth-century humanism, the adoption of scientific perspectives in the documentation and information science movements, and modern theoretical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural and political place of digital information. Digital Information Contexts is the first book aimed at information professionals to give a detailed outline of important perspectives on information and meaning, including post-structuralism and post-modernism. It explores parallels between information management and media, communication and cultural studies. Each chapter includes recommended further reading to guide the reader to further information. It is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical frameworks for understanding and studying digital information.

  • General theoretical introduction to digital information management
  • Explores the application of critical theory, communications and media theory to understanding digital information
  • Historical and critical perspective

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Editorial Reviews

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…the breadth of focus of this book is impressive., Journal of Documentation
...a thought-provoking book. It reads easily and makes a valuable contribution to the literature on digital information and aquiring a better understanding of digital information., Online Information Review
…a must-read for all interested in the context of digital information and its place in information science., Online Information Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843341697
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Meet the Author

Luke Tredinnick is a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at London Metropolitan University and Course Director for the MSc on Digital Information Management. He teaches on a wide range of topics around the digital information area, including digital libraries, intranets and extranets, knowledge applications and technologies, cyberculture, and the social, political and theoretical aspects of digital information.

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