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Information worlds : social context, technology, and information behavior in the age of the Internet / Paul T. Jaeger and Gary Burnett.

Author/Creator:
Jaeger, Paul T., 1974-, author.
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series:
Routledge studies in library and information science.
Routledge studies in library and information science
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (215 p.)
Subjects:
Information society.
Internet.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The authors present a multi-level theory of ""Information Worlds"" to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of people. Building upon the foundational works of Library and Information Studies (LIS) scholar and theorist Elfreda Chatman and philosopher Jurgen Habermas, as well as from theory and research from a wide range of other fields, the theory of information worlds can serve as a theoretical driver both in LIS studies and across other disciplines that study information issues, enriching and expanding our understanding of the multi-layered role of information
Contents:
Book Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; About the Authors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Theory, Information, and Society; 2 Information Worlds; 3 Information Value; 4 The Evolution of Information Access and Exchange; 5 Public Libraries in the Public Sphere; 6 Information Worlds and Technological Change; 7 News, Media, and Information Worlds; 8 Information Worlds and the Political World; 9 Applications of the Theory of Information Worlds; 10 The Future of Information Theory; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Burnett, Gary, 1955-
ISBN:
1-136-97079-7
1-136-97080-0
1-282-56953-8
9786612569531
0-203-85163-3
OCLC:
609858867
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203851630 doi
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