Organising Knowledge in a Global Society Book

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society

  • Author : Philip Hider
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-06-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780634111

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society Book Description :

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society updates the successful first edition, which has been widely used as an introduction to the field of information organisation, both in Australia and overseas. The work reflects current practice and trends, paying particular attention to how libraries and other information services provide intellectual access to digital information resources through metadata. In this revision, the various information organisation components of the Web 2.0 phenomenon are discussed, including social tagging and folksonomies. The new edition also covers the latest developments in metadata standards, such as Resource Description and Access, and information retrieval systems such as the increasing support for faceted navigation. Examples and case studies have been updated throughout.

Organizing Knowledge Book

Organizing Knowledge

  • Author : Jennifer Rowley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351913270

Organizing Knowledge Book Description :

The fourth edition of this standard student text, Organizing Knowledge, incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact on documents, information, knowledge, users and managers. Offering a broad-based overview of the approaches and tools used in the structuring and dissemination of knowledge, it is written in an accessible style and well illustrated with figures and examples. The book has been structured into three parts and twelve chapters and has been thoroughly updated throughout. Part I discusses the nature, structuring and description of knowledge. Part II, with its five chapters, lies at the core of the book focusing as it does on access to information. Part III explores different types of knowledge organization systems and considers some of the management issues associated with such systems. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a chapter summary and a list of references for further reading. This is a key introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of information management.

Developing Successful ICT Strategies  Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge Driven Society Book

Developing Successful ICT Strategies Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge Driven Society

  • Author : Rahman, Hakikur
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2007-08-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599046563

Developing Successful ICT Strategies Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge Driven Society Book Description :

Presents research investigating the notion that information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the lives of people and contribute to enhancing social conditions in developing countries through such concepts as the Knowledge Society, open education, and e-governance.

Organizing Knowledge for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Book

Organizing Knowledge for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development

  • Author : Ismail Serageldin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 0821342509

Organizing Knowledge for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Book Description :

At the Conference on Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development sponsored by the World Bank's Learning and Leadership Center and UNESCO, participants discussed developing nations seeking technology transfer, undertaking new partnerships with the private sector, and pursuing the development of their own scientific and technical capacities. As they do, the quality and content of academic endeavors and research agendas become critical in organizing and investing in knowledge. This volume is a compilation of the topics raised at the conference, which was assembled to pursue the important task of organizing knowledge that can help address key issues facing people around the world. Issues in the book concern survival of the species and the environment and the well-being of the world's children.

Integral Development Book

Integral Development

  • Author : Alexander Schieffer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317115632

Integral Development Book Description :

Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem introduce a groundbreaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac, a new, integral form of development is emerging around the world. Integral Development uniquely articulates this emergent approach, and invites us to fully participate in this process. The integral approach has been researched and framed over decades of in-depth experience in transformative development education and practice all over the world. It uniquely combines four mutually reinforcing perspectives: nature and community; culture and spirituality; science, systems and technology; and enterprise and economics. Conventional development theory and practice has prioritized the latter two perspectives, neglecting the former two. This has caused massive imbalances in today’s world. The four interconnected perspectives allow for a transformative and integrated engagement with core development issues in a way that is locally relevant and globally resonant. Throughout, the practical impact of Integral Development is brought to life through highly innovative cases from around the globe, drawing on the authors` first-hand experience. This makes the book a living demonstration of the power of this pioneering approach. Integral Development shows how individual, organizational and societal developments need to be interconnected to release a society’s full potential. It shifts the responsibility for large-scale development from often-distant experts and organizations to each individual, community, enterprise and institution within the society. It is essential reading - and a call to action - for everyone concerned with the current state of local and global development.

Higher Education in a Globalising World Book

Higher Education in a Globalising World

  • Author : J. Enders
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2002-08-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1402008643

Higher Education in a Globalising World Book Description :

This book contains research-based essays by established scholars from four continents. It analyzes the development of international policies in higher education and the impact of mutual observation and policy borrowing on national policies, and offers insights into recent changes and challenges for students, staff, and labour market relationships. It is for researchers, policymakers, managers in higher education, academic institutions, and government, as well as for academic staff.

Statistics  Knowledge and Policy 2007 Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies Book

Statistics Knowledge and Policy 2007 Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies

  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-09-22
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264043244

Statistics Knowledge and Policy 2007 Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies Book Description :

OECD's 2nd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy held in Istanbul in June 2007 brought together a diverse group of leaders from more than 130 countries to discuss issues surrounding use of statistics in policy making. This proceedings includes 40 papers presented at that event.

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet  Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments Book

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments

  • Author : Bolisani, Ettore
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599048185

Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments Book Description :

"In today's networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. This book provides research on the topic providing a foundation of an emerging and multidisciplinary field"--Provided by publisher.

Global Civil Society 2005 6 Book

Global Civil Society 2005 6

  • Author : Helmut K Anheier
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005-11-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 1412911931

Global Civil Society 2005 6 Book Description :

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.

The New Walford Book

The New Walford

  • Author : Albert John Walford
  • Publisher : Library Assn Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 699
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073677802

The New Walford Book Description :

Covers 15 broad subject groupings: social sciences (generic); psychology; sociology; social work & social welfare; politics; government; law; finance, accountancy & taxation; industries & utilities; business & management; education & learning; sport; media & communications; information & library sciences; and tools for information professionals.

Edutopias Book


  • Author : Michael A. Peters
  • Publisher : Sense Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9789077874141

Edutopias Book Description :

Edutopias New Utopian Thinking in Education Michael A. Peters University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and John Freeman-Moir University of Canterbury, New Zealand Education has always been part of the search for the ideal society and, therefore, an important part of the utopian tradition in Western culture, politics and literature. Education has often served to define the ideal society or to provide the principal means of creating it. This unique collection of essays by well known scholars from around the world examines the role of edutopias in the utopian tradition, examining its sources and sites as a means for understanding the aims and purposes of education, for realizing its societal value, and for criticizing its present economic, technological and organizational modes. These essays will stimulate new thinking in ways that impinge on both theoretical and practical questions, as well as offering the reader a series of reminders of the ethical and political dimensions of education and its place in helping to build good and just societies. The collection is aimed at an audience of teachers and graduate students, although it will also be of interest to administrators, policy-makers and the general public interested in utopian thinking and its relation to education.

Flexible Learning  Human Resource and Organisational Development Book

Flexible Learning Human Resource and Organisational Development

  • Author : John Garrick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134636761

Flexible Learning Human Resource and Organisational Development Book Description :

Recent challenges facing higher and tertiary education such as the impact of globalisation and the emergence of new technologies, have called for a radical reconceptualisation of the teaching-learning nexus. This book addresses contemporary contexts of flexible learning and its practices, and provides insights about directions in which education and training providers may be required to follow in order to implement flexible learning in a variety of settings. Key issues and debates include: work-place based learning. Topics covered include: * the social and economic dimensions of flexible learning and delivery * the implications of globalisation and internationalisation for higher education * flexible learning, knowledge and power * institutional strategies for implementing flexible learning and delivery * practising flexible learning through media and new technologies

Interactions Book


  • Author : Jerry H. Bentley
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0824828674

Interactions Book Description :

The essays presented here reflect recent widespread interest in reconsidering the political, geographical, and cultural boundaries conventionally observed by area specialists and others. They intentionally range widely through time and space, dealing with diverse issues and contexts, but each highlights the very general theme of cross-cultural interaction. Although they draw heavily on area studies, the contributors seek to put previously separate bodies of scholarship in dialogue with one another by exploring those interactions that have historically linked world regions. Four general themes are especially prominent in this volume, and the essays develop sophisticated positions on each. On the issue of agency and structure, they offer useful guidance toward recognizing the importance of both human agency and historical structures in historical processes. On the theme of states and their roles in cross-cultural interactions, they acknowledge that states do not entirely control their own destinies but nevertheless deeply influence the development of these exchanges, sometimes decisively so. Regarding the theme of the global and the local, they emphasize the reciprocal influence of global dynamics and local circumstances and agree that analyses must take both into account to be successful. Finally, all of the essays allow that the theme of cross-cultural interaction is crucial to understanding the world and its development through time. Contributors:C. A. Bayly; Sven Beckert; Jerry H. Bentley; Renate Bridenthal; Charles Bright; Michael Geyer; Alan L. Karras; Adam McKeown; Colin Palmer; Stephen H. Rapp, Jr.; Caroline Reeves; John O. Voll; Kären Wigen; Anand A. Yang.

Commonwealth Education Partnerships  2007 Book
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Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2007

  • Author : Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publisher : Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 0954962915

Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2007 Book Description :

Commonwealth Education Partnership 2007 is an essential overview of the development of education systems in the Commonwealth, focusing on international collaborations and on the partnerships in member countries between government, NGOs and the private sector in education. Focuses in this edition: increasing access and the right to quality education; supporting teachers for quality education; resourcing; and education for the good of all. Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Partnerships.