Description - Handbook of Information Management by Wilfred Ashworth
Formerly entitled "The Handbook of Special Librarianship and Information Work", this represents the 8th edition of Aslib's "flagship" theories, practices and procedures since 1957. As in previous editions, the handbook draws on a substantial background of research and best practice to assist practitioners in developing a pragmatic approach to information management in the work place. The contributors are a mix of well-known academics, consultants, information industry commentators, as well as some new writers now coming in to the profession. This edition sees a substantial number of contributors from outside the UK (from the US, Australia and South Africa) reflecting the global nature of information management. Primarily geared to providing a comprehensive overview of all aspects of information work in "special" information environments, the handbook is also of interest to information managers in other sectors. This edition sets the scene with a lengthy chapter on the digital library and most of the book's contents reflect the importance of the new Web-based delivery mechanisms.
The final chapter of the handbook questions some of the long held assumptions about the information "end user" and introduces the concept of the "information player" in the context of developing more appropriate terminology for the new information order.
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(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
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