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
...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
The meaning of information; Librarianship and print culture; Digital information, science and the social sciences; Digital information and computer science; Digital information, language and representation; Digital information and semiotics; Digital information and post-structuralism; Digital information and post-modernism; Digital information and complexity; Understanding digital information.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 14th October 2006
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.46