Digital information contexts: theoretical approaches to understanding digital information

Tredinnick, Luke (2006) Digital information contexts: theoretical approaches to understanding digital information. Chandos Information Professionals . Elsevier. ISBN 9781780631738

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This book is an introduction to critical and theoretical perspectives on digital information. It outlines the origins of information management in nineteenth-century humanism, the adoption of scientific perspectives in the documentation and information science movements, and modern theoretical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural and political place of digital information. Digital Information Contexts is the first book aimed at information professionals to give a detailed outline of important perspectives on information and meaning, including post-structuralism and post-modernism. It explores parallels between information management and media, communication and cultural studies. Each chapter includes recommended further reading to guide the reader to further information. It is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical frameworks for understanding and studying digital information.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: information; librarianship and print culture; digital information; digital information and computer science; digital information, language and representation; digital information and semiotics; digital information and post-structuralism; digital information and post-modernism; digital information and complexity
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Luke Tredinnick
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 11:49

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