Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age Book

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age


  • Author : Svetla Baykoucheva
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128237243

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Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age Excerpt :

New digital technologies have transformed how scientific information is created, disseminated—and discovered. The emergence of new forms of scientific publishing based on open science and open access have caused a major shift in scientific communication and a restructuring of the flow of information. Specialized indexing services and search engines are trying to get into information seekers’ minds to understand what users are actually looking for when typing all these keywords or drawing chemical structures. Using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and semantic indexing, these "discovery agents" are trying to anticipate users’ information needs. In this highly competitive environment, authors should not sit and rely only on publishers, search engines, and indexing services to make their works visible. They need to communicate about their research and reach out to a larger audience. Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age looks through the "eyes" of the main "players" in this "game" and examines the discovery of scientific information from three different, but intertwined, perspectives: Discovering, managing, and using information (Information seeker perspective) Publishing, disseminating, and making information discoverable (Publisher perspective) Creating, spreading, and promoting information (Author perspective). Presents an overview of the current scientific publishing landscape Shows how users can search for scientific information more efficiently Critically analyses the metrics used to measure the quality of journals and the impact of research Looks at the discovery of scientific information from the perspectives of information seekers, publishers, and authors Delves into the practices used by specialized indexing services and search engines to process scientific information and make it discoverable Recommends strategies that authors could use to promote their research.

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age Book

Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age


  • Author : Svetla Baykoucheva
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 0128237236

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Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age Excerpt :

The development of new information technologies has transformed the creation, sharing, dissemination, and discoverability of scientific information. New forms of scientific publishing and media have shifted the ways in which scientific communication takes place, creating a sea change in the flow of scientific information. There is now intense competition to make scientific information more visible and discoverable, and great pressure on researchers to increase the impact of research. Specialized indexing services and search engines, for example, attempt to intuit what users are looking for and, using artificial intelligence and machine learning, these agents are anticipating the information needs of the user. Driving Scientific Information Discovery in the Digital Age examines the complex mechanisms involved in scientific information discovery. The book consists in three intertwined threads: discovering, managing and using scientific information; making scientific information discoverable; and enhancing discoverability. This title gives readers insight into the mechanisms involved in scientific information discovery. The book shows in a clear way how scientific information is processed and how researchers and information specialists can make research more visible and discoverable, and thereby increase research impact. Shows researchers how scientific information is processed, and how it can be made more discoverable Presents the mechanisms involved in scientific information discovery in a systematic and clear way Considers scientific information from three related perspectives: the user, the publisher, and the author Lays out the latest techniques used by specialized indexing services and search engines to process scientific information Helps researchers, and information specialists, increase impact by making research more discoverable

Accidental Information Discovery Book

Accidental Information Discovery


  • Author : Tammera M. Race
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-06-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634319

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Accidental Information Discovery Excerpt :

Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity in the Digital Age provides readers with an interesting discussion on the ways serendipity—defined as the accidental discovery of valued information—plays an important role in creative problem-solving. This insightful resource brings together discussions on serendipity and information discovery, research in computer and information science, and interesting thoughts on the creative process. Five thorough chapters explore the significance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the characteristics of serendipity-friendly tools and minds, and how future discovery environments may encourage serendipity. Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary context Bridges theory and practice Explores digital information landscapes of the future with essays from current researchers Brings the concept of accidental discovery and its value front and center

Trends  Discovery  and People in the Digital Age Book

Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age


  • Author : Wendy Evans
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780633893

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Trends Discovery and People in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Digital information is a constantly developing field. The first title in the Chandos Digital Information Review series, Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age, summarises and presents key themes, advances and trends in all aspects of digital information today, exploring the impact of developing technologies on the information world. This book emphasises important contemporary topics and future developments from a global perspective. Dynamic contents by leaders in the field respond to what is happening in the field of digital information literacy, and anticipate future developments. Topics include: the future of digital information provision; Enquire; cloud computing; building an information landscape; e-books and journals in a changing digital landscape; discovering resources; citizens and digital information; data-management; community usage patterns of scientific information; software citations; the future of data curation; JISC; Skills Portal; the future information professional; university library and information services; academic libraries and their future; and impediments to new library futures. Covers major aspects of contemporary digital information provision Provides practical advice Structured so that each chapter stands alone while contributing to a coherent overall text

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment Book

Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment


  • Author : LiLi Li
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-09-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634449

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Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment Excerpt :

In the dynamic and interactive academic learning environment, students are required to have qualified information literacy competencies while critically reviewing print and electronic information. However, many undergraduates encounter difficulties in searching peer-reviewed information resources. Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment is a practical guide for students determined to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age. Also written with academic instructors and librarians in mind who need to show their students how to access and search academic information resources and services, the book serves as a reference to promote information literacy instructions. This title consists of four parts, with chapters on the search for online and printed information via current academic information resources and services: part one examines understanding information and information literacy; part two looks at academic information delivery in the networked world; part three covers searching for information in the academic learning environment; and part four discusses searching and utilizing needed information in the future in order to be more successful beyond the academic world. Provides a reference guide for motivated students who want to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age Lays out a roadmap for searching peer-reviewed scholarly information in dynamic and interactive cademic learning environments Explains how to access and utilize academic information ethically, legally, and safely in public-accessed computing environments Provides brainstorming and discussion, case studies, mini-tests, and real-world examples for instructors and students to promote skills in critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving

BPM   Driving Innovation in a Digital World Book

BPM Driving Innovation in a Digital World


  • Author : Jan vom Brocke
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-02-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319144306

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BPM Driving Innovation in a Digital World Excerpt :

This book shows how business process management (BPM), as a management discipline at the intersection of IT and Business, can help organizations to master digital innovations and transformations. At the same time, it discusses how BPM needs to be further developed to successfully act as a driver for innovation in a digital world. In recent decades, BPM has proven extremely successful in managing both continuous and radical improvements in many sectors and business areas. While the digital age brings tremendous new opportunities, it also brings the specific challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations. This book shows how to leverage BPM to drive business innovation in the digital age. It brings together the views of the world’s leading experts on BPM and also presents a number of practical cases. It addresses mangers as well as academics who share an interest in digital innovation and business process management. The book covers topics such as BPM and big data, BPM and the Internet of Things, and BPM and social media. While these technological and methodological aspects are key to BPM, process experts are also aware that further nontechnical organizational capabilities are required for successful innovation. The ideas presented in this book have helped us a lot while implementing process innovations in our global Logistics Service Center. Joachim Gantner, Director IT Services, Swarovski AG Managing Processes – everyone talks about it, very few really know how to make it work in today’s agile and competitive world. It is good to see so many leading experts taking on the challenge in this book. Cornelius Clauser, Chief Process Officer, SAP SE This book provides worthwhile readings on new developments in advanced process analytics and process modelling including practical applications – food for thought how to succeed in the digital age. Ralf Diekmann, Head of Business Excellence, Hilti AG This book is as an important step towards process

Information Cultures in the Digital Age Book

Information Cultures in the Digital Age


  • Author : Matthew Kelly
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658146818

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Information Cultures in the Digital Age Excerpt :

For several decades Rafael Capurro has been at the forefront of defining the relationship between information and modernity through both phenomenological and ethical formulations. In exploring both of these themes Capurro has re-vivified the transcultural and intercultural expressions of how we bring an understanding of information to bear on scientific knowledge production and intermediation. Capurro has long stressed the need to look deeply into how we contextualize the information problems that scientific society creates for us and to re-incorporate a pragmatic dimension into our response that provides a balance to the cognitive turn in information science. With contributions from 35 scholars from 15 countries, Information Cultures in the Digital Age focuses on the culture and philosophy of information, information ethics, the relationship of information to message, the historic and semiotic understanding of information, the relationship of information to power and the future of information education. This Festschrift seeks to celebrate Rafael Capurro’s important contribution to a global dialogue on how information conceptualisation, use and technology impact human culture and the ethical questions that arise from this dynamic relationship.

Another Economy is Possible Book

Another Economy is Possible


  • Author : Manuel Castells
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509517220

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Another Economy is Possible Excerpt :

Throughout the Western world, governments and financial elites responded to the financial crisis of 2008 by trying to restore the conditions of business as usual, but the economic, social and human damage inflicted by the crisis has given rise to a reconsideration of the inevitability of unfettered capitalism as a fact of life. A number of economic practices and organizations emerged in Europe and the United States that embodied alternative values: the value of life over the value of money; the effectiveness of cooperation over cut-throat competition; the social responsibility of corporations and responsible regulation by governments over the short-term speculative strategies that brought the economy to the brink of catastrophe. This book examines the blossoming of innovative new experiments in organizing work and life that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis: cooperatives, barter networks, ethical banking, community currencies, shared time banks, solidarity networks, sharing of goods, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that paved the way for the emergence of a sharing economy in all domains of activity oriented toward the satisfaction of human needs. Other innovations included the creation of cryptographic virtual currencies, epitomized by bitcoin, which blended a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with information technology to provide an alternative to standard forms of currency. On the basis of a cross-cultural analysis of alternative economic practices, this book develops an important theoretical argument: that the economy, as a human practice, is shaped by culture, and that the diversity of cultures, as revealed in a time of crisis, implies the possibility of different economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, economics and the social sciences generally, and to anyone who wishes to understand how our societies and economi

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age Book

The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age


  • Author : Tom Diamond
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-08-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476680163

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The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age Excerpt :

As new technology and opportunities emerge through the revolutionary impacts of the digital age, the function of libraries and librarians and how they provide services to constituents is rapidly changing. The impact of new technology touches everything from libraries' organizational structures, business models, and workflow processes, to position descriptions and the creation of new positions. As libraries are required to make operational adjustments to meet the growing technological demands of libraries' customer bases and provide these services, librarians must be flexible in adapting to this fast-moving environment. This volume shares the unique perspectives and experiences of librarians on the front lines of this technological transformation. The essays within provide details of both the practical applications of surviving, adapting, and growing when confronted with changing roles and responsibilities, as well as a big picture perspective of the changing roles impacting libraries and librarians. This book strives to be a valuable tool for librarians involved in public and technical services, digital humanities, virtual and augmented reality, government documents, information technology, and scholarly communication.

The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age Book

The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age


  • Author : Niva Elkin-Koren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136249501

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The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book explores the economic analysis of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on the Law and Economics of informational goods in light of the past decade’s technological revolution. In recent years there has been massive growth in the Law and Economics literature focusing on intellectual property, on both normative and positive levels of analysis. The economic approach to intellectual property is often described as a monolithic, coherent approach that may differ only as it is applied to a particular case. Yet the growing literature of Law and Economics in intellectual property does not speak in one voice. The economic discourse used in legal scholarship and in policy-making encompasses several strands, each reflecting a fundamentally different approach to the economics of informational works, and each grounded in a different ideology or methodological paradigm. This book delineates the various economic approaches taken and analyzes their tenets. It maps the fundamental concepts and the theoretical foundation of current economic analysis of intellectual property law, in order to fully understand the ramifications of using economic analysis of law in policy making. In so doing, one begins to appreciate the limitations of the current frameworks in confronting the challenges of the information revolution. The book addresses the fundamental adjustments in the methodology and underlying assumptions that must be employed in order for the economic approach to remain a useful analytical framework for addressing IPR in the information age.

To the Digital Age Book

To the Digital Age


  • Author : Ross Knox Bassett
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2007-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 0801886392

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To the Digital Age Excerpt :

The metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor is the fundamental element of digital electronics. The tens of millions of transistors in a typical home -- in personal computers, automobiles, appliances, and toys -- are almost all derive from MOS transistors. To the Digital Age examines for the first time the history of this remarkable device, which overthrew the previously dominant bipolar transistor and made digital electronics ubiquitous. Combining technological with corporate history, To the Digital Age examines the breakthroughs of individual innovators as well as the research and development power (and problems) of large companies such as IBM, Intel, and Fairchild. Bassett discusses how the MOS transistor was invented but spurned at Bell Labs, and then how, in the early 1960s, spurred on by the possibilities of integrated circuits, RCA, Fairchild, and IBM all launched substantial MOS R & D programs. The development of the MOS transistor involved an industry-wide effort, and Bassett emphasizes how communication among researchers from different firms played a critical role in advancing the new technology. Bassett sheds substantial new light on the development of the integrated circuit, Moore's Law, the success of Silicon Valley start-ups as compared to vertically integrated East Coast firms, the development of the microprocessor, and IBM's multi-billion-dollar losses in the early 1990s. To the Digital Age offers a captivating account of the intricate R & D process behind a technological device that transformed modern society.

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age Book

Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age


  • Author : LiLi Li
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-01-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630007

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Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book is written to promote academic strategic management and envision future innovations for academic library resources, services and instructions in the digital age. It provides academic executives, consultants, instructors, IT specialists, librarians, LIS students, managers, trainers and other professionals with the latest information for developing trends of emerging technologies applied to student-centred and service-oriented academic learning environments. This book explores various fields where key emerging technologies may have great implications on academic library information technologies, academic library management, academic library information services, and academic library internal operations. Reflects most recent emerging technologies which might impact on library administrations, resources, services and instructions Draws a clear roadmap how and where to monitor emerging technologies which began to emerge under academic library environments Provides practical and realistic suggestions and solutions how to utilize emerging technologies in academic learning environments

Strategic Corporate Communication in the Digital Age Book

Strategic Corporate Communication in the Digital Age


  • Author : Mark Anthony Camilleri
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800712669

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Strategic Corporate Communication in the Digital Age Excerpt :

Strategic Corporate Communication in the Digital Age explores how contemporary communication approaches are crossing boundaries as innovative media formats and digital transformations offer new challenges and opportunities to academia and practitioners.

Reinventing Discovery Book

Reinventing Discovery


  • Author : Michael Nielsen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691202846

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Reinventing Discovery Excerpt :

How the internet and powerful online tools are democratizing and accelerating scientific discovery Reinventing Discovery argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than three hundred years. This change is being driven by powerful cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business, the workplace, or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming our collective intelligence and our understanding of the world. From the collaborative mathematicians of the Polymath Project to the amateur astronomers of Galaxy Zoo, Reinventing Discovery tells the exciting story of the unprecedented new era in networked science. It will interest anyone who wants to learn about how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery—and why the revolution is just beginning.

E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries  Issues and Concepts Book

E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries Issues and Concepts


  • Author : Polanka, Sue
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613503096

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E Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries Issues and Concepts Excerpt :

Examines the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community.