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The Resource Digital consumers : reshaping the information professions, edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands

Digital consumers : reshaping the information professions, edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands

Label
Digital consumers : reshaping the information professions
Title
Digital consumers
Title remainder
reshaping the information professions
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The information professions - librarianship, archives, publishing and, to some extent, journalism - have been rocked by the digital transition that has led to disintermediation, easy access and massive information choice. Professional skills are increasingly being performed without the necessary context, rationale and understanding. Information now forms a consumer commodity with many diverse information producers engaged in the market. It is generally the lack of recognition of this fact amongst the information professions that explains the difficulties they find themselves in. There is a need for a new belief system that will help information professionals survive and engage in a ubiquitous information environment, where they are no longer the dominant players, nor, indeed, the suppliers of first choice. The aim of this thought-provoking book is to provide that overarching vision, built on hard evidence rather than on PowerPoint 'puff'. An international, cross-sectoral team of contributors has been assembled for this purpose. Key strategic areas covered in this book include: the digital consumer - an introduction and philosophy; the digital information marketplace and its economics - the end of exclusivity; the e-shopper - the growth of the informed purchaser; the library in the digital age; the psychology of the digital information consumer; the information-seeking behaviour of the digital consumer - case study - the virtual scholar; the Google generation - myths and realities about young people's digital information behaviour; and, trends in digital information consumption and the future. Where do we go from here? No information professional or student can afford not to read this far-reaching and important book
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
025.04
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4460
LC item number
.D54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nicholas, David
  • Rowlands, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electronic information resources
  • Academic libraries
  • Digital media
Label
Digital consumers : reshaping the information professions, edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The psychology of the digital information consumer
  • Barrie Gunter
  • The information-seeking behaviour of the digital consumer : case study : the virtual scholar
  • David Nicholas ... [et al.]
  • The "Google generation" : myths and realities about young people's digital information behaviour
  • Peter Williams, Ian Rowlands, and Maggie Fieldhouse
  • Trends in digital information consumption and the future
  • Barrie Gunter
  • Where do we go from here?
  • David Nicholas
  • The digital consumer : an introduction and philosophy
  • David Nicholas ... [et al.]
  • The digital information marketplace and its economics : the end of exclusivity
  • Richard Withey
  • The e-shopper : the growth of the informed purchaser
  • Chris Russell
  • The library in the digital age
  • Michael Moss
Control code
CR9781856047999
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856047999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Digital consumers : reshaping the information professions, edited by David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The psychology of the digital information consumer
  • Barrie Gunter
  • The information-seeking behaviour of the digital consumer : case study : the virtual scholar
  • David Nicholas ... [et al.]
  • The "Google generation" : myths and realities about young people's digital information behaviour
  • Peter Williams, Ian Rowlands, and Maggie Fieldhouse
  • Trends in digital information consumption and the future
  • Barrie Gunter
  • Where do we go from here?
  • David Nicholas
  • The digital consumer : an introduction and philosophy
  • David Nicholas ... [et al.]
  • The digital information marketplace and its economics : the end of exclusivity
  • Richard Withey
  • The e-shopper : the growth of the informed purchaser
  • Chris Russell
  • The library in the digital age
  • Michael Moss
Control code
CR9781856047999
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856047999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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