The Information Society: A Study of Continuity and Change / Edition 2

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"What is information? Who are the information rich and who are the information poor? How can there be equality of access for users in the light of the economic and cultural pressures that are placed upon information gatherers and keepers?" "Set against a broad historical backdrop, The Information Society explores the information revolution that continues to gather pace. The commercial value of information becomes increasingly important in a world where data can be transmitted in a split second, information can become a political tool that can be abused as easily as it can be used. In analysing the different threads that make up the information society, John Feather looks at the ethics of information transfer in the context of the social relationship between the citizen and the state." This edition is fully updated to cover the latest research in major contemporary issues within the information society. This look at the information profession and its break-out from the traditional boundaries of librarianship will interest all information professionals. It is also invaluable for students on courses in information, librarianship and communications studies, where an understanding of the nature of the information society is an essential underpinning of more advanced work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856042697
  • Publisher: Facet Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the information society : myth and reality
Pt. I The historical dimension 1
1 From script to print 3
2 Mass media and new technology 23
Pt. 2 The economic dimension 41
3 The information market-place 43
4 Access to information 77
Pt. 3 The political dimension 109
5 Information rich and information poor 111
6 Information, the state and the citizen 137
Pt. 4 The information profession 177
7 The information profession : a domain delineated 179
Afterword : an information society? 207
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