"Presents the highlights of a 1998-2000 IMLS National Leadership Grant, 'Help-seeking in an electronic world: the role of the public library in helping citizens obtain community information over the Internet'" -- p. ii.
4 Benefits of Access to Community Information and Community Networks This chapter answers the following questions : " How does posting information on the Internet help ? " and " How do service providers perceive posting information on ...
Author: Joan Coachman Durrance
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate. The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies -- with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices -- while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you'll find: An overview of information architecture for both newcomers and experienced practitioners The fundamental components of an architecture, illustrating the interconnected nature of these systems. Updated, with updates for tagging, folksonomies, social classification, and guided navigation Tools, techniques, and methods that take you from research to strategy and design to implementation. This edition discusses blueprints, wireframes and the role of diagrams in the design phase A series of short essays that provide practical tips and philosophical advice for those who work on information architecture The business context of practicing and promoting information architecture, including recent lessons on how to handle enterprise architecture Case studies on the evolution of two large and very different information architectures, illustrating best practices along the way How do you document the rich interfaces of web applications? How do you design for multiple platforms and mobile devices? With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new approaches -- and unlearn outmoded ones.
effect, online-community information architecture is the ultimate exercise in designing for context. This case study describes evolt.org, a real live online community that is grappling with, and succeeding at, providing and nurturing ...
Author: Peter Morville
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management, ICISTM 2009, held in Ghaziabad, India, in March 2009 The 30 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on storage and retrieval systems; data mining and classification; managing digital goods and services; scheduling and distributed systems; advances in software engineering; case studies in information management; algorithms and workflows; authentication and detection systems; recommendation and negotiation; secure and multimedia systems; as well as 14 extended poster abstracts.
Despite the growing popularity of online communities, there are a major gap between practitioners and academicians as to how to share information and knowledge among members of these groups. However, none of the previous studies have ...
Author: Sushil K. Prasad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"This book gives in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art research on virtual community participation,covering the concept of virtual community participation, followed by several streams of virtual community participation theories"--Provided by publishe
Management Information Systems Quarterly, 29, 35–57. ... Journal of the Association forInformation Systems, 5, 493–513. Wellman, B., & Gulia, M. (1999).Net-surfers don't ride alone: Virtual communities as communities.
Author: Li, Honglei
Publisher: IGI Global
Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.
These technologies form the infrastructural core of online community information systems . Among a variety of offerings , these community information systems typically have census data , city administrative records , economic and social ...
Author: Ram A. Cnaan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means? The Neighborhood in the Internet investigates social and civic effects of community networks on local community, and how community network designs are appropriated and extended by community members. Carroll uses his conceptual model of "community" to re-examine the Blacksburg Electronic Village – the first Web-based community network – applying it to attempts to sustain and enrich contemporary communities through information technology. The book provides an analysis of the role of community in contemporary paradigms for work and other activity mediated by the Internet. It brings to the fore a series of design experiments investigating new approaches to community networking and addresses the future trajectory and importance of community networks. This book will be of interest to students of sociology, community psychology, human-computer interaction, information science, and computer-supported collaborative work.
For example, community information, especially the activity of local nonprofit groups, may have no distinct place in ... Clearly, creating and using online community information could reduce time available to interact face to face in ...
Author: John M. Carroll
We knew we needed access to the best available network, and our friends at the Centre for Information Technology Research firmly recommended the Internet. As a means of growing the customer base we identified ten local modules which ...
Author: Mal Bryce
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Business & Economics
It's projected that China's internet population will hit 718 million by 2013, comfortably the largest base of net users in the world. Central to this are issues of ownership, freedom and censorship. But what is China's perspective and on the proliferation of new media within China and what are its concerns? This revealing book outlines the phenomenal recent digital developments seen across China and the vast amount of new media and internet usage.Annual Report on Development of New Media in China (Volume 1) presents a clear analysis of the key characteristics and trends found in present day China. Comprehensive and research-based, it covers key subjects such as social media use in China, including Twitter and Facebook, search engines, including Google, plus news channels and news sites both Chinese and international. In addition, the authors examine the online gaming industry in China, the very latest regulations and laws that affect new media industries and digital activities, issues around blogging, plus the introduction of digital television and ebooks into China. The editor-in-chief is Yin Yugong, Director of the Institute of Journalism and Communication of CASS, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Published by China specialists Paths International, in association with Social Science Academic Press (China).
Evaluation of online community Table 9-2 shows that there are significant differences between the two groups' ... 320 3.18 0.910 interest Opinion leaders 85 3.13 0.973 0.041 0.626 online community has information Non-opinion leaders 320 ...
Author: Yin Yugong
Publisher: Paths International Ltd
Category: Social Science
The International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science was published to widespread acclaim in 1996, and has become the major reference work in the field. This eagerly awaited new edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of the many and radical changes which have taken place since the Encyclopedia was originally conceived. With nearly 600 entries, written by a global team of over 150 contributors, the subject matter ranges from mobile library services provided by camel and donkey transport to search engines, portals and the World Wide Web. The new edition retains the successful structure of the first with an alphabetical organization providing the basic framework of a coherent collection of connected entries. Conceptual entries explore and explicate all the major issues, theories and activities in information and library science, such as the economics of information and information management. A wholly new entry on information systems, and enhanced entries on the information professions and the information society, are key features of this new edition. Topical entries deal with more specific subjects, such as collections management and information services for ethnic minorities. New or completely revised entries include a group of entries on information law, and a collection of entries on the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Examples of electronic community information provided on a geographical basis might be www.healthprofile.org.uk, www.cheetham.info ... so does the potential for community information to take the form of online participation and debate.
Author: John Feather
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Preventing Harmful Behaviour in Online Communities explores the ethics and logistics of censoring problematic communications online that might encourage a person to engage in harmful behaviour. Using an approach based on theories of digital rhetoric and close primary source analysis, Zoe Alderton draws on group dynamics research in relation to the way in which some online communities foster negative and destructive ideas, encouraging community members to engage in practices including self-harm, disordered eating, and suicide. This book offers insight into the dangerous gap between the clinical community and caregivers versus the pro-anorexia and pro-self-harm communities – allowing caregivers or medical professionals to understand hidden online communities young people in their care may be part of. It delves into the often-unanticipated needs of those who band together to resist the healthcare community, suggesting practical ways to address their concerns and encourage healing. Chapters investigate the alarming ease with which ideas of self-harm can infect people through personal contact, community unease, or even fiction and song and the potential of the internet to transmit self-harmful ideas across countries and even periods of time. The book also outlines the real nature of harm-based communities online, examining both their appeal and dangers, while also examining self-censorship and intervention methods for dealing with harmful content online. Rather than pointing to punishment or censorship as best practice, the book offers constructive guidelines that outline a more holistic approach based on the validity of expressing negative mood and the creation of safe peer support networks, making it ideal reading for professionals protecting vulnerable people, as well as students and academics in psychology, mental health, and social care.
Growing up Online: Young People and Digital Technologies. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 83–96. proanorexia, 2007. Community information [online]. proanorexia. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20070829195258/ ...
Author: Zoe Alderton