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Information 2.0   Information 2.0
New models of information production, distribution and consumption

Martin De Saulles
Price: £49.95
Price (to CILIP members): £39.96
ISBN: 978-1-85604-754-8

"...an impressive book: the author’s intention is admirable and he fulfils it successfully. Information 2.0 is a professional in every way – professionally written, professionally published, and well suited to a professional readership."
- Monographer's Blog

"This textbook for students undertaking library and information management courses gives a good introduction to the current situation of web 2.0 and the impact it has on our profession."
- Managing Information

"Overall, this book provides a succinct overview of the last 20 years of technological development and would be a suitable read for information science students or young professionals. It explores how the landscape has changed, what the driving factors are, and how this transformation has influenced information providers, creators and users."
- Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

This is the essential textbook for students studying the information society.

Covering every aspect of the new digital information environment from iPads and e-books to the future of information and how it will be controlled, this landmark textbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge guide to what’s happening, why and how information professionals can have a pivotal role in this new landscape.

Drawing on international case studies and current trends it explores the fundamental changes in the four core areas of information production, storage, distribution and consumption, grappling with cutting-edge issues such as:

  • key information trends in the last 15 years such as mass broadband
  • the rise of grass roots information production in social media, open access publishing and the storage of information in the cloud
  • how informal, digital methods of information distribution like RSS and webcasting are threatening traditional stakeholders like libraries, publishers and newspapers
  • the reconfiguration of the relationships between software, hardware and content creation companies
  • the need for a new information literacy and the pivotal role of the information professional.

Readership: Students taking courses in library and information science, publishing and communication studies, with particular relevance to core modules exploring the information society.  Academics and practitioners who need to get to grips with the new information environment.
 
2012; 160pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-754-8; £49.95 

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Table of contents
 
1. Introduction
What is information?
The foundations of the information society
The internet as a driver of change
The big challenges of big data
What about the information providers?
New ways of creating information
Where do we put all this information?
Why information matters

2. New models of information production
Introduction
Blogs and the challenge to publishers
Wikis and collaborative publishing
Search engines and what they know
Podcasting and the democratization of the media
The challenge of big data
Concluding comments
Questions to think about

3. New models of information storage
Introduction
Preserving the internet
How organizations store information
Legal requirements
Data mining
Collection digitization
Keeping it all safe
Storage at the personal level
Putting it in the cloud
Our digital footprints
The future of storage
Concluding comments
Questions to think about

4. New models of information distribution
Introduction
The architecture of the internet
Distribution and disintermediation
The new intermediaries
Online video – we’re all celebrities now
Open government and the internet
Threats to the open web
Concluding comments
Questions to think about

5. New models of information consumption
Introduction
Information consumption devices
Looking beyond the artefact
Information ecosystems: gilded cages or innovation hotbeds?
Returning to an open web
Rent or buy?
Making sense of it all
Implications for information professionals
Concluding comments
Questions to think about

6. Conclusion
Introduction
Implications for information professionals
Implications for publishers
Implications for society
Concluding comments
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