Martin Bergaus investigated Service Delivery Platforms (SDP), focussing on their challenges and design aspects from a users perspective. Qualitatively he incorporated user experience in SDP research, developing a Grounded Theory (GT) then set out parameters needed when developing SDP investigations from a user viewpoint, before technical implementation. This study indicates usability factors for future SDP systems and contributes to the exploratory framework represented by the six GT categories. The results of this study benefit Information Systems (IS) experts developing SDP based ICT systems and those interested in practical applications of GT. Martin Bergaus, Ph.D., teaches as an associate lecturer at the University of Applied Science and Technical University in Vienna. His current research interests focuses on a qualitative research using Grounded Theory in the field of Information Systems. He has professional experiences within the ICT and company start up.
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This volume explores the interpersonal, organizational, and technological enablers and barriers to information and intelligence sharing in multinational and multiagency military, humanitarian, and counterterrorism operations. To this end the contributions present case studies and other empirical research. UN and special operations headquarters are studied, along with multinational operations in Mali, Iraq, and Afghanistan by the UN and by U.S. Central Command. Perennial themes are the need for a holistic approach to information sharing-one that incorporates all the above enablers-and the importance of learning from experience, which should be the basis for operational planning. There is still considerable ground to be gained in enhancing the efficacy of information sharing in the context of defense and security, and the present book contributes to this goal.
Information Reuse and Integration addresses the efficient extension and creation of knowledge through the exploitation of Kolmogorov complexity in the extraction and application of domain symmetry. Knowledge, which seems to be novel, can more often than not be recast as the image of a sequence of transformations, which yield symmetric knowledge. When the size of those transformations and/or the length of that sequence of transforms exceeds the size of the image, then that image is said to be novel or random. It may also be that the new knowledge is random in that no such sequence of transforms, which produces it exists, or is at least known. The nine chapters comprising this volume incorporate symmetry, reuse, and integration as overt operational procedures or as operations built into the formal representations of data and operators employed. Either way, the aforementioned theoretical underpinnings of information reuse and integration are supported.
Metacognition is a set of active mental processes that allows users to monitor, regulate, and direct their personal cognitive strategies. Improving Student Information Search traces the impact of a tutorial on education graduate students problem-solving in online research databases. The tutorial centres on idea tactics developed by Bates that represent metacognitive strategies designed to improve information search outcomes. The first half of the book explores the role of metacognition in problem-solving, especially for education graduate students. It also discusses the use of metacognitive scaffolds for improving students problem-solving. The second half of the book presents the mixed method study, including the development of the tutorial, its impact on seven graduate students search behaviour and outcomes, and suggestions for adapting the tutorial for other users. provides metacognitive strategies to improve students information search outcomes incorporates tips to enhance database search skills in digital libraries includes seminal studies on information behaviour Barbara Blummer is the Reference Librarian for the Center for Computing Sciences in Bowie, Maryland, USA. She received a MLS from the University of Maryland in 1995, a masters degree in Communications/Digital Library from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and an EdD from Towson University in Instructional Technology in 2012. She has published numerous articles in the library literature and presented at various information literacy conferences.
Information organization and dissemination is a key aspect of library and information science (LIS). It is taught in many Library Information Science university programs internationally. There are many books covering different areas of the subject separately, but there is dearth of books covering the whole gamut of the subject. This book covers the entire subject area and incorporates latest developments. Is an overview of the entire subject, covering all relevant areas Bullet points highlight key features in each chapter Written in accessible language, this book is aimed at a wide audience of LIS academics Professor Amitabha Chatterjee is a well-known name in the sphere of LIS education. He has taught the subject for over 40 years at bachelors degree level and over 35 years at masters degree level in different universities. He retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Library & Information Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Professor Chatterjee has edited six journals and has published seven books.
This book presents and discusses the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns with regard to information systems. Individual chapters focus on IT for facility management, process management and applications, corporate information systems, design and manufacturing automation. The book includes new findings on software engineering, industrial internet, engineering cloud and advance BPM methods. It presents the latest research on intelligent information systems, computational intelligence methods in Information Systems and new trends in Business Process Management, making it a valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners looking to expand their information systems expertise. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Prof. h.c. (NRU - HSE, Moscow) Jörg Becker is the Head of the Chair for Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Münster, and Academic Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS). His focus areas of research are Process Modeling and Data Modeling. Besides developing and evaluating new modeling methods, the methods are transferred into practice to generate business value for companies and governmental organizations. Focused domains of research comprise Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME), e-Government and Retail/Wholesale. The research projects he leads also incorporate Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, and Legal points of view. Dr. Victor Taratukhin is Managing Director of the Competence Center ERP at the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), Head of Department at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics and Co-Director of Center for Product lifecycle Management the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Prof. Dr. Oleg Kozyrev is Professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. Prof. Dr. Eduard Babkin is Professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. Dr. Natalia Aseeva is Dean and Professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics
This new edition of Impact of Information on Society takes account of a number of new developments affecting informations impact on our lives. It also incorporates lessons to be learnt from prominent events. For example, a UK Freedom of Information Act, forecast in the 1st edition, is now law and so updating is necessary. The growing significance of knowledge management today requires a closer look at this field and clarification of its relation to information management. The first edition has been reviewed critically and sections have been amplified and rearranged, with new material being added where necessary. To mention just a few points: since the 1st edition, there have been amendments to copyright, data protection legislation and human rights legislation. The consequences of the enormous and growing level of use of the Internet, eMail and mobile phones (including text messaging) also requires reassessment.
For several decades Rafael Capurro has been at the forefront of defining the relationship between information and modernity through both phenomenological and ethical formulations. In exploring both of these themes Capurro has re-vivified the transcultural and intercultural expressions of how we bring an understanding of information to bear on scientific knowledge production and intermediation. Capurro has long stressed the need to look deeply into how we contextualize the information problems that scientific society creates for us and to re-incorporate a pragmatic dimension into our response that provides a balance to the cognitive turn in information science. With contributions from 35 scholars from 15 countries, Information Cultures in the Digital Age focuses on the culture and philosophy of information, information ethics, the relationship of information to message, the historic and semiotic understanding of information, the relationship of information to power and the future of information education. This Festschrift seeks to celebrate Rafael Capurros important contribution to a global dialogue on how information conceptualisation, use and technology impact human culture and the ethical questions that arise from this dynamic relationship. Matthew Kelly is a scholar at Curtin Universitys Department of Information Studies and at the International Institute for Hermeneutics. Jared Bielby currently serves as Co-Chair for the International Center for Information Ethics and editor for the International Review of Information Ethics.
A Complete Course in Canning and Related Processes, Fourteenth Edition: Fundamental Information on Canning provides readers with a complete course on canning. This latest edition continues the tradition for both professionals in the canning industry and students who have benefitted from this collection for over 100 years. It contains extensively revised and expanded coverage, and the three-title set is designed to cover all phases of the canning process, including planning, processing, storage, and quality control. Major changes for the new edition include new chapters on regulation and labeling that contrast the situation in different regions worldwide, updated information on containers for canned foods, and new information on validation and optimization of canning processes, among other topics. Continues the tradition of the series that has educated professionals and students for over 100 years Covers all aspects of the canning process, including planning, processing, storage, and control Analyzes worldwide food regulations, standards, and food labeling Incorporates processing operations, plant location, and sanitation