Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
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  • ISBN-10: 159140794X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407942
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3183 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is the first work to map this ever-changing field. It is the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies. These articles are enhanced by special attention that is paid to over 5,000 technical and managerial terms. These terms will each have a 5-50 word description that allow the users of this extensive research source to learn the language and terminology of the field. In addition, this eBook offer a thorough reference section with over 11,500 sources of information that can be accessed by scholars, students, and researchers in the field of information science and technology.

These wide-ranging, user-friendly alphabetically organized volumes are an important addition for your library collection. Key features include:

  • Hundreds of research contributions from leading scholars from all over the world on all aspects of information science and technologies
  • A compendium of over 5,000 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms
  • Comprehensive coverage of critical issues related to utilization and management of information science and technologies
  • Thousands of comprehensive references on existing literature of all research on information science and technologies
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information pertinent to Information Science and Technology

Originally published in print format in 2005.



  • Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
Contents by Subject.
About the Editor.
1: A Duplicate Chinese Document Image Retrieval System.
2: A Language/Action Based Approach to Information Modelling.
3: A Primer on E-Government.
4: A Socio-Technical Case Study of Bangladesh.
5: A Systemic Approach for Information Systems Evaluation.
6: A University/Community Partnership to Bridge the Digital Divide.
7: A Web-Geographical Information System to Support Territorial Data Integration.
8: Actor-Network Theory and Adoption of E-Commerce in SMEs.
9: Actor-Network Theory in Information Systems Research.
10: Adaptive Mobile Applications.
11: Adaptive Playout Control Schemes for Speech Over the Internet.
12: Addressing the Central Problem in Cyber Ethics Through Stories.
13: Adoption of E-Commerce in the Value Chain by SMEs.
14: Advanced Techniques for Object-Based Image Retrieval.
15: Agent- and Web-Based Employment Marketspaces in the U.S. Department of Defense.
16: Agent-Based Intelligence Infrastructure.
17: Agent-Based Negotiation in E-Marketing.
18: Agents and Payment Systems in E-Commerce.
19: Alignment of Business and Knowledge Management Strategies.
20: Alignment of Information Technology and Human Resources Strategies.
21: An ERP Life-Cycle Cost Model.
22: Analyzing the Quality of Virtual Teams.
23: Animated Characters within the MPEG-4 Standard.
24: Antecedents of Trust in Online Communities.
25: "Anytime, Anywhere" in the Context of Mobile Work.
26: Application of Fuzzy Logic to Fraud Detection.
27: Application Service Provision for Intelligent Enterprises.
28: Applying a Metadata Framework to Improve Data Quality.
29: Archival Issues Related to Digital Creations.
30: Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Medicine and Health Care.
31: Artificial Neural Networks in Financial Trading.
32: Artificial Neural Networks Used in Automobile Insurance Underwriting.
33: Assessing the Value of Information Systems Investments.
34: Audience Response Systems and Face-to-Face Learning.
35: Audience-Driven Web Site Design.
36: Audio Analysis Applications for Music.
37: Automation of American Criminal Justice.
38: Autopoietic Approach for Information System Development.
39: Balancing Risks and Rewards of ERP.
40: Basic Notions on Multidimensional Aggregate Data.
41: Basics of the Triune Continuum Paradigm.
42: Bayesian Analysis of Geographical Variation in Disease Risk.
43: Bayesian Machine Learning.
44: Bayesian Modelling for Machine Learning.
45: Behavioral Factors in Strategic Alliances.
46: Behavioral Perspective of Groupware Adoption.
47: Benefits and Challenges of Blended Learning Environments.
48: Best Practices for Effective Virtual Teams.
49: Better Executive Information with the Dashboard Approach.
50: Bibliomining for Library Decision-Making.
51: Bridging the Digital Divide in Scotland.
52: Bridging the Growing Digital Divide.
53: Bridging the Industry-University Gap Through Action Research.
54: Building and Management of Trust in Information Systems.
55: Building Educational Technology Partnerships Through Participatory Design.
56: Building Local Capacity Via Scaleable Web-Based Services.
57: Building Police/Community Relations Through Virtual Communities.
58: Business Model Application of UML Stereotypes.
59: Business Model Innovation in the Digital Economy.
60: Business Modeling with Client-Oriented Requirements Strategy.
61: Business Process and Workflow Modeling in Web Services.
62: Business Processes and Knowledge Management.
63: Business Strategy, Structure and IT Alignment.
64: Cache Management for Web-Powered Databases.
65: Case-Based Learning in Computer Information Systems.
66: Census Data for Health Preparedness and Response.
67: Certifying Software Product and Processes.
68: Challenges in M-Commerce.
69: Challenges in Quality of Service for Tomorrow's Networks.
70: Change Process Drivers for E-Business.
71: Changing Trends in the Preparation of Print Media.
72: Chief Knowledge Officers.
73: Citizenship and New Technologies.
74: Classification-Rule Discovery with an Ant Colony Algorithm.
75: Classroom Communication on a Different Blackboard.
76: Client/Server and the Knowledge Directory.
77: Cluster Analysis Using Rough Clustering and k-Means Clustering.
78: Cognitive Research in Information Systems.
79: Collaborative Learning On-Demand.
80: Collective International Action in Virtual Communities.
81: Combining Local and Global Expertise in Services.
82: Communication Management for Large Modules.
83: Comparing Conventional and Non-Parametric Option Pricing.
84: Complex Adaptive Enterprises.
85: Component-Oriented Approach for Designing Enterprise Architecture.
86: Composition in Object-Relational Database.
87: Computer Attitude and Anxiety.
88: Computer-Mediated Learning Groups.
89: Computing Curriculum Analysis and Development.
90: Concepts and Dynamics of the Application Service Provider Industry.
91: Concepts of Emergence Index in Image Databases.
92: Conducting Ethical Research in Virtual Environments.
93: Consistent Queries Over Databases with Integrity Constraints.
94: Constructionist Perspective of Organizational Data Mining.
95: Contemporary IT-Assisted Retail Management.
96: Content Description for Face Animation.
97: Content Management in Organizations.
98: Content-Based Image Retrieval Query Paradigms.
99: Content-Based Retrieval Concept.
100: Context-Aware Framework for ERP.
101: Contextual Metadata for Document Databases.
102: Contingency Theory, Agent-Based Systems, and a Virtual Advisor.
103: Contract-Based Workflow Design Patterns in M-Commerce.
104: Contracting Mechanisms in the IS/IT Outsourcing Phenomenon.
105: Cooperation of Geographic and Multidimensional Databases.
106: Credit Card Users' Data Mining.
107: Critical Realism as an Underlying Philosophy for IS Research.
108: Critical Realism in IS Research.
109: Critical Strategies for IS Projects.
110: Critical Success Factors for Distance Education Programs.
111: Critical Success Factors of ERP Implementation.
112: Critical Trends in Telecommunications.
113: Cross-Cultural Research in MIS.
114: Cross-Culture Communication.
115: Culture and Anonymity in GSS Meetings.
116: Current Multicast Technology.
117: Current Network Security Systems.
118: Curriculum Development in Web-Based Education.