Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set—written by 1300 eminent, international experts—offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

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Information and library science and communications, but also business, computer science, and oceanography are represented by contributors of the 21 studies. The topics include raising funds for an academic library, content-based access of image and video libraries, an electronic business framework, evaluating software systems, information overload, metadata and the World Wide Web, mobile semi- autonomous robots for urban search and rescue, progress in the technology of nautical charting, semantic patterns in bibliographically coupled documents, developing the World War II collection, and crafting communications policy in a competitive environment. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 65 v
Behavioral Impacts of Consultative Systems: A Structural Model for User Reliance on System Advice 1
Censorship and the Internet 12
Computer Networks and the Virtual College 22
Concept Sorting 43
CSCD and the Role of Intelligent Agents: The Case of the Aerospace Industry 71
Database 82
Distributed Database Systems 99
Fuzzy Classification of the Chemical Elements 112
The Information Security Chain in an Organization 139
Integrating Language and Vision: A Perspective Based on the Notion of Referential Competence 167
Intelligent Robotic Systems 180
The Political Economy of Online Education 192
The Role of Feedback in Assessing the News on Mass Media and the Internet 209
Service Quality in Academic Libraries 216
Simulation 233
A Substance-Theory-Oriented Approach to the Implementation of Organizational DSS 258
Technology as a Threat to Privacy 295
United States Information Policy 306
Usability of User Manuals 315
User Instruction Issues: Database Searching in the Humanities 330
User Query Performance with Database Feedback 354
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