Information 2.0

Information 2.0 : New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption

3.5 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$110.25

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This is the essential textbook for students studying the information society. Covering every aspect of the new digital information environment from iPads and e-books to the future of information and how it will be controlled, this landmark textbook provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge guide to what's happening, why and how information professionals can have a pivotal role in this new landscape. Drawing on international case studies and current trends it explores the fundamental changes in the four core areas of information production, storage, distribution and consumption, grappling with cutting-edge issues such as: * key information trends in the last 15 years such as mass broadband * the rise of grass roots information production in social media, open access publishing and the storage of information in the cloud * how informal, digital methods of information distribution like RSS and webcasting are threatening traditional stakeholders like libraries, publishers and newspapers * the reconfiguration of the relationships between software, hardware and content creation companies * the need for a new information literacy and the pivotal role of the information professional. Readership: Students taking courses in library and information science, publishing and communication studies, with particular relevance to core modules exploring the information society. Academics and practitioners who need to get to grips with the new information more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • Facet Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1856047547
  • 9781856047548
  • 537,811

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. New models of information production 3. New models of information storage 4. New models of information distribution 5. New models of information consumption 6. more

Review quote

" impressive book: the author's intention is admirable and he fulfils it successfully. Information 2.0 is a professional in every way - professionally written, professionally published, and well suited to a professional readership." -- Monographer's Blog "This textbook for students undertaking library and information management courses gives a good introduction to the current situation of web 2.0 and the impact it has on our profession." -- Managing Information "Overall, this book provides a succinct overview of the last 20 years of technological development and would be a suitable read for information science students or young professionals. It explores how the landscape has changed, what the driving factors are, and how this transformation has influenced information providers, creators and users." -- Journal of Librarianship and Information Scienceshow more

About Martin de Saulles

Dr Martin De Saulles is Head of the Division of Information Management and principal lecturer at the University of Brighton. He has worked in the information and technology sectors for 20 years as a researcher, analyst, entrepreneur, writer and academicshow more

Rating details

8 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 12% (1)
4 25% (2)
3 62% (5)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X