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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright: ©2018
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3
ISBN13: 9781522522553
ISBN10: 1522522557
EISBN13: 9781522522560


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In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.

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Reviews and Testimonials

The Encyclopedia offers readers a collection of more than 700 articles written by leading experts in the field of information science and technology. The contents are organized in 86 different category sections covering exhaustively main topics in the field. It aims to fill a gap by offering comprehensive collection of well-research chapters on the most crucial and emerging aspects of information technology, proving answers, new insights and opportunities for thinking and debate.

Highly recommended Encyclopedia for readers interesting in getting new insights into key topics and emerging trends in the field of information science and technology, such as digital terrorism, IT security and ethics, web technologies, educational technologies, gaming, electronic business, and environmental sciences, among others. The publication covers all current key issues in the field now, proposing new conceptual frameworks and showing and discussing latest research results.

– Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo

The main strength of this powerful and reputable collection is to collect and provide knowledge regarding a challenging approach of those several repercussions of IS and T in the actual global economics. As the reader may find, when browsing towards more than seven hundred chapters, collaborations of hundreds of authors, from all the world, with various professional and academic titles, a lot of applicable, methodologically approached and intensively reviewed useful experiences are displayed, resulting in one of the most applicable documents in global literature.

– George Jamil, Informações em Rede

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology covers a wide spectrum of topics that will interest groups of readers consisting of professionals, educator, academics, and students from different disciplines. The contents could be classified as two dimensions of breadth and depth. On the breadth dimension, a continuum from the two extreme ends can be visualized as Technology and business, while the middle concentrates on data an information topics and applications, such as data science, education, and applications.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is considered a balanced and attractive source of information in technology and information science as well as applied research linking the two main themes. As such, it should satisfy a diverse readership.

– Ghazi Alkhatib, The Hashemite University

I would strongly recommend this book to practitioners, researchers, persons with responsibility in human resources, in technology development and implementation, educators and policy makers.

My recommendation is based in the fact that this book discusses a truly important issue – the changes entailed by the adoption of technologies in the organizations and the effects it might / will have in individuals, organizations and society. It might help to open the discussion of digital technology adoption to the society and somehow demystify its impact. It might also help educators to be aware of the changes and of what society needs from them. It is time to give hands and work side by side, knowing that the final results only depends on the use we will make of the devices and equipment. After all, when a job is eliminated, some others are created or will be transformed, needing people with different skills and attitudes. Citizens need to be better prepare to face these challenges.

– Anabela Mesquita, Polytechnic of Porto / ISCAP

I highly recommended this work, since it contains cutting edge topics as the majority of the chapters contained hot and buzz topics which are required for the 21st century via several stakeholders, including students, academics and researchers, Finally, organizations can benefit from this work as well as; since this work will guide the organisations to obtain new methods for running their work in an efficient and effective way and to make them more unique in the market. The editor, editorial advisory and review boards worked very hard to produce this exceptional job! Once again stupendous and marvelous job! Keep up the good work.

– Dr. Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia

Author's/Editor's Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Ed.)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) ( and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.


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