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Information we receive from and create together with our social networks is becoming increasingly important. Social Information Research examines current research in this field, with special emphasis on new innovations, in the context of information behaviour. It explores how social information has been used in fields such as biology, psychology and sociology, among others.
"This book is a must for the information-aware scholar and professional on the broiling topic of social information research by learned information scientists."
- Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Librarianship Denmark and Abo Akademi, Finland
Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe edited by Amanda Spink and Jannica Heinstrom. Browse the Table of Contents
Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinstrom, provides an understanding of new directions in library and information science, management, education and research in Europe. It examines new research directions and curriculum changes, resulting from the rapidly developing information world and the increasing role information plays in people's everyday social and life processes.
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Professor Jens-Erik Mai
The Library and Information Science Series solicits and publishes edited and non-edited manuscripts on all theoretical and practical aspects in the creation, distribution, location, acquisition, organization, retrieval, and management of information. New ways for creating, distributing, organising and using digital information have emerged including content production, user and organisational issues. The Library and Information Science Series aims to publish leading edge monographs with new theories, models, research developments, and organizational and management issues.
The Library and Information Science book series covers new and important topical research and professional issues in the field. Selected topics also provide a bridge between current theoretical developments and the research interests of applied researchers in information science, libraries, information professions, information industry and related disciplines.
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The Library and Information Science book series essential reading for academics, researchers and practitioners who are involved in information science and librarianship research, and eager to keep up with the latest research findings and trends. The series:
Disseminates new ideas and research in the field of library and information science
Provides research monographs related to leading edge aspects of the field by key authors
Provides a collection of papers in each edited volume related to a central theme or idea of significance to the field
The Library and Information Science book series encourages academics, researchers, librarians, information industry professionals and Ph.D. students to share their experience, knowledge and research with an international audience. Contributors come from across the globe and researchers from all areas are welcome to submit work for consideration in the series.
Professor Donald Case
University of Kentucky, USA
Professor Schubert Foo Shou Boon
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Chun Wei Choo
University of Toronto, Canada
Associate Professor Ron Day
Indiana University, USA
Associate Professor Melanie Feinberg
University of Texas, USA
Associate Professor Jonathan Furner
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Associate Professor Bonnie Mak
University of Illinois, USA
Professor Diane Nahl
University of Hawaii, USA
Professor Diane H. Sonnenwald
University College Dublin, Ireland
Professor Olof Sundin
Lund University, Sweden
Professor Elaine Toms
University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Dietmar Wolfram
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Professor Christa Womser-Hacker
Universitat Hildesheim, Germany
Jens-Erik Mai is Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jens-Erik is interested in basic questions about the nature of information phenomena; he has explored these from a variety of conceptual points (e.g. semiotics, cognitive work analysis, late-modernity, philosophy of language, trust) often with a focus on issues and questions in the organization of information. He has contributed conceptual constructions as well as methodological and programmatic papers that have helped forward thinking about the organization of information. His most recent publications explore contemporary classification theory's conceptual foundation in modernity and the nature of information quality from a pragmatic philosophy of language perspective.
He teaches courses on classification, design of controlled vocabularies, information ethics, knowledge media, and the theoretical foundation of information studies.
Jens-Erik currently also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and as a member of the editorial boards for Knowledge Organization and Aslib Proceedings. He was the general Conference Chair for iConference 2012 held in Toronto.
Jens-Erik was previously associate professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, where he also served as Vice Dean and Acting Dean. Prior to that he was a faculty member at the Information School of the University of Washington where he also co-directed the Center for Human-Information Interaction. He earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin as a Fulbright Scholar and his Master and Bachelor degrees from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.
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