The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is the first work to map this ever-changing field. It is the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies. These articles are enhanced by special attention that is paid to over 4,500 technical and managerial terms. These terms will each have a 5-50 word description that allow the users of this extensive research source to learn the language and terminology of the field. In addition, these volumes offer a thorough reference section with over 11,500 sources of information that can be accessed by scholars, students, and researchers in the field of information science and technology.
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Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. is currently the Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA). Previously, he served on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University as an Associate Professor of Information Systems for twenty years. He has written or edited over twenty books in Information Technology Management and he is also the editor of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Cases on Information technology, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, and International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce.Review:
"This 8-volume resource presents over 650 entries averaging 5 pages in length on a wide variety of topics." --Book News Inc. (May 2009)
"The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology can serve as a most useful reference for any researcher beginning to explore a new area of information systems." --Prof. France Belanger, Virginia Tech, USA
"An encyclopedia specifically devoted to information science and technology is an idea whose time has come. It is a perfect addition to any library's reference section. Not only can a reader find a topic of interest researched using up-to-date references, but s/he can locate topics of related interest with relative ease. A worthwhile accomplishment." --Prof. Edward Szewczak, Canisius College, USA
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