Electronic Information Management

Tonta, Yaşar and Correia, Ana Maria Ramalho and Teixeira, José Carlos and Frame, Michael T. and Cotter, Gladys A. and Koehler, Wallace and Cornish, Graham P. and Hodge, Gail and Twitchell, Gregory D. . Electronic Information Management., 2004 RTO Lecture Series Pre-Prints Publication no. AC/323(IMC 002B)TP/06) . North Atlantic Treaty Organisation/ Research and Technology Organisation. [Book]


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Networked information sources and services proved to be an indispensable part of our everyday lives. We get access to a wide variety of bibliographic, full-text and multimedia databases through the intranets, extranets and the Internet. Information and communication technologies available in different settings (e.g., workplace, home, library, and Internet cafés) facilitate our access to such online services as ebanking, e-government, e-learning, and e-entertainment. Although some advanced information processing and networking capabilities are available to us, we still experience difficulties in searching, finding, gathering, organizing, retrieving, and using information. Trying to find information among billions of electronic sources is likened to trying to “drink water from a fire hydrant.” We need well-designed electronic information management systems and services to better manage information that we use in our private and professional lives. Availability of such systems and services are of paramount importance to all organizations large and small. Electronic information management can be defined as the management of information that is recorded on printed or electronic media using electronic hardware, software and networks. It includes the description of strategies, processes, infrastructure, information technology and access management requirements as well as that of making economic, legal and administrative policies with regards to the management of electronic information. This publication aims to review current developments in electronic information management. It contains ten papers covering a wide range of topics. The titles of papers are as follows: “Internet and Electronic Information Management,” “New Initiatives for Electronic Scholarly Publishing: Academic Information Sources on The Internet,” “Information Discovery and Retrieval Tools,” “Electronic Collection Management and Electronic Information Services,” “Economics of Electronic Information Provision,” “Metadata for Electronic Information Resources,” “Preservation of and Permanent Access to Electronic Information Resources,” “Electronic Information Management and Intellectual Property Rights,” “Infrastructure of Electronic Information Management” and “The Digital Library – The Bulgarian Case.” Papers explore several trends, models, and strategic, operational and policy issues with regards to electronic information management. Among them are: customization and personalization of electronic information services; Davenport’s ecological model of information management; current developments in electronic journals, electronic prints, electronic theses and dissertations; initiatives to create a global network of archives of digital research materials (e.g., Budapest Open Access Initiative); features and capabilities of search engines; use of metatags to describe contents of electronic documents; electronic collection management strategies and models (e.g., “access versus ownership” and “pay-per-view”); economics of preparing and providing published information; alternative models of electronic information provision; metadata and resource discovery; digital preservation and archiving projects; intellectual property rights in the digital information environment; the European Union directive on copyright and information society; access control devices (e.g., finger-printing and time-stamping); and networking infrastructure for electronic information management; and the digital library initiatives in Bulgaria. The material in this publication was assembled to support a Lecture Series under the sponsorship of the Information Management Committee (IMC) and the Consultant and Exchange Programme of RTA presented on 8 - 10 September 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Item type: Book
Keywords: Electronic information management, information discovery, retrieval tools, electronic collection management, metadata
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JE. Record keeping.
Depositing user: prof. yasar tonta
Date deposited: 06 May 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/9475


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