Measuring Information

Measuring Information : An Information Services Perspective

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This text presents a user-centered measure of information and describes how to use this method to evaluate information services of all kinds, especially library acquisitions. The book uses the mathematical theory of measurement to derive this measure. It shows how it can be applied to a number of evaluation problems relating to overall services and a choice of databases, collection policies, classification schemes, retention schedules, indexing, languages, search strategies and information packaging in formation service agencies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 157 x 235 x 17mm | 481g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0126826609
  • 9780126826609

Table of contents

Measurement in general information; measurement in particular; a review of earlier measures of information; an ordinal measure of user-record informativeness; aggregation of the user-record informativeness measure; evaluation of information services. Appendices: comparing informativeness; using the analysis of variance; comparing informativeness using the meddis rank-based approach.
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