The Information Resources Policy Handbook: Research for the Information Age Benjamin M. Compaine

ISBN: 9780585070155

Published: January 1st 1999

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631 pages


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The Information Resources Policy Handbook: Research for the Information Age  by  Benjamin M. Compaine

The Information Resources Policy Handbook: Research for the Information Age by Benjamin M. Compaine
January 1st 1999 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 631 pages | ISBN: 9780585070155 | 6.70 Mb

To understand the Information Age one must understand the concept of information as a resource. Like other basic resources such as energy and materials, information resources are building blocks of society. But unlike energy and materials, they areMoreTo understand the Information Age one must understand the concept of information as a resource. Like other basic resources such as energy and materials, information resources are building blocks of society.

But unlike energy and materials, they are far more abundant and versatile. Information resources includes computers, telecommunications, the mass media, and financial services, all created or changed by the movement from analog to digital. This collection looks at the factors underlying digital technologies as well as the resulting public and strategic policy issues.In a rapidly evolving discipline, certain judgments are likely to change. To strike a balance between the more abstract concepts of enduring value and writings focused on current examples, each part of the book opens with a timeless evergreen chapter, followed by one or more contemporary chapters.



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