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Information worlds : social context, technology, and information behavior in the age of the Internet

Author: Paul T Jaeger; Gary Burnett
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge studies in library and information science, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors present a multi-level theory of "Information Worlds" to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of people. Building upon the foundational works of Library and Information Studies (LIS) scholar and theorist Elfreda Chatman and philosopher Jurgen Habermas, as well as from theory and research from a wide range of other fields, the theory of information worlds can serve as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul T Jaeger; Gary Burnett
ISBN: 9780415997782 041599778X 9780203851630 0203851633
OCLC Number: 472586469
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory, information, and society --
Information worlds --
Information value --
The evolution of information access and exchange --
Public libraries in the public sphere --
Information worlds and technological change --
News, media, and information worlds --
Information worlds and the political world --
Applications of the theory of information worlds --
The future of information theory.
Series Title: Routledge studies in library and information science, 8.
Responsibility: Paul T. Jaeger and Gary Burnett.

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Melding concepts drawn from Library and Information Studies, this title presents a multi-level theory of 'Information Worlds' to investigate the ways in which information creates the social worlds of  Read more...
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