This book will contemplate the nature of our participatory digital media culture, the diversity of actors involved, and how the role of the news librarian has evolved—from information gatekeeper to knowledge networker, collaborating and facilitating content creation with print and broadcast media professionals. It will explore how information professionals assist in the newsroom, drawing on the author's experiential knowledge as an embedded research librarian in the media industry. The past decade has seen significant changes in the media landscape. Large media outlets have traditionally controlled news and information flows, with everyone obtaining news via these dominant channels. In the digital world, the nature of what constitutes news has changed in fundamental ways. Social media and technologies such as crowdsourcing now play a pivotal role in how broadcast media connects and engages with their audiences. The book will focus on news reporting in the age of social media, examining the significance of verification and evaluating social media content from a journalistic and Information Science (IS) perspective. With such an emphasis on using social media for research, it is imperative to have mechanisms in place to make sure that information is authoritative before passing it on to a client as correct and accurate. Technology innovation and the 24/7 news cycle are driving forces compelling information professionals and journalists alike to adapt and learn new skills. The shift to tablets and smartphones for communication, news, and entertainment has dramatically changed the library and media landscape. Finally, we will consider automated journalism and examine future roles for news library professionals in the age of digital social media.
The information and digital age is shaped by a small number of multinational enterprises from a limited number of countries. This volume covers the latest insight from the International Business discipline on prevailing trends in business model evolution. It also discusses critical issues of regulation in the new information and digital space.
How to use critical thinking to discern real news from fake news Trusting the News in a Digital Age provides an ethical framework and the much-need tools for assessing information produced in our digital age. With the tsunami of information on social media and other venues, many have come to distrust all forms of communication including the news. This practical text offers guidance on how to use critical thinking, appropriate skepticism, and journalistic curiosity to handle this flow of undifferentiated information. Designed to encourage critical thinking, each chapter introduces specific content, followed at the end of each section with an ethical dilemma. The ideas presented are based on the author’s experiences as a teacher and public editor/ombudsman at NPR News. Trusting the News in a Digital Age prepares readers to deal with changes to news and information in the digital environment. It brings to light the fact that journalism is about treating the public as citizens first, and consumers of information second. This important text: Reveals how to use critical thinking to handle the never-ending flow of information Contains ethical dilemmas to help sharpen critical thinking skills Explains how to verify sources and spot frauds Looks at the economic and technological conditions that facilitated changes in communication Written for students of journalism and media studies, Trusting the News in the Digital Age offers guidance on how to hone critical thinking skills needed to discern fact from fiction.
Internet and intranet technologies offer tremendous opportunities to bring learning into the mainstream of business. E-Learning outlines how to develop an organization-wide learning strategy based on cutting-edge technologies and explains the dramatic strategic, organizational, and technology issues involved. Written for professionals responsible for leading the revolution in workplace learning, E-Learning takes a broad, strategic perspective on corporate learning. This wake-up call for executives everywhere discusses: • Requirements for building a viable e-learning strategy • How online learning will change the nature of training organizations • Knowledge management and other new forms of e-learning Marc J. Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Hillsborough, NJ) is an independent consultant specializing in knowledge management, e-learning strategy and the reinvention of training. Prior to this, he was a senior direction and kowledge management field leader for consulting firm DiamondCluster International.
The rise of the Internet and the rapid expansion of electronic communication media, information gathering, storage and transmission have presented fresh challenges to those responsible for preserving the cultural memory of society. This book looks at how librarians and information professionals can locate the electronic resources most relevant to the needs of their users, integrate these resources into the infrastructure of their institutions, manage the necessary technology and anticipate future trends in the digital age. It is targeted at the needs of libraries and information organizations of all types: educational, public and corporate.
Business Information: Finding and Using Data in the Digital Age 1/e, is an excellent Internet resource tool for business information processing. More than a resource tool or handbook, Business Information, 1/e provides helpful direction and support to students required to utilize the Internet in any quantitative course where data analysis is emphasized. Zagorsky’s Business Information 1/e: can be easily packaged with any business research, business statistics or other quantitative textbook to provide thorough coverage and instruction on how to research and utilize Internet data. This is one of the very few books currently available that focuses on doing internet-based, quantitative research.
Journalism is being transformed by the digital revolution. Journalists working for media organisations are having to file and update stories across multiple platforms under increasing time pressures. Meanwhile, anyone with sufficient literacy skills and access to the internet can aspire to practise journalism, and many are doing so. And yet journalism in any form still depends for its legitimacy on the observance of ethical principles and practices. For example, it has to maintain a commitment to telling the truth, and to minimise deception and betrayal; deal with conflicts of interest; protect sources and their confidences; know how to report on traumatised and vulnerable people; and know when to respect privacy. Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age covers all these areas and more. It traces the ethics of journalism from their origins in philosophy to the new challenges brought about by digital technology, with practical examples to show how ethical values and principles can play out in the real world. An invaluable tool for ethical decision-making, this is a book for professional journalists and citizen journalists, for students in the disciplines of journalism, media, communications, and applied ethics, and for the engaged reader everywhere.
Presents guidelines and rules for teachers, parents, librarians, and other adults to use in teaching children ethical behavior regarding computers and the Internet, and presents thirty-six scenarios related to privacy, property, and appropriate use, along with discussion questions.
Modern college undergraduates in America generally come to the classroom with no instruction at all in writing the traditional, lucid, formal essay. This small guide to college students will illustrate, clearly and logically, those principles of inquiry, curiosity, discovery, and enthusiasm which will vitalize their future academic careers and their lives as rational and thoughtful adults. A significant number of other texts have appeared over the past decades which also lead the freshman or sophomore student through the processes of doing research and analysis -both on the scientific and the historical method. Few, however, offer an adequate introduction to the new technical methods for identifying, recovering, and assembling relevant research information.
If you want to solve design problems with the computer, Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age gives you the tools. At a time when designers rely increasingly on computers, finally here is a resource that integrates design fundamentals with the latest digital technology. Two leading New York designers demonstrate how to unite the foundations of design with a knowledge of the computer and its platforms. No other book introduces the fundamentals of Computer Aided Design (CAD) within the context of the design process. But this book is much more than a technical guide—it treats the computer as an exciting design medium whose potential is just beginning to be tapped. Using plain English, Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age shows you how to: understand CAD and effectively apply it in your design projects; explore the computer as an artistic medium, working with space, color, surface, structure, light, motion, and other design elements; and integrate the computer into the design process in order to meet the demands of today’s changing technology and job market. With nearly 200 illustrations, this book includes an easy-to-use glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography, and a useful workbook with practical applications. It serves as a fundamental reference for graphic and interior design students, architects, fashion designers, product designers, and fine art professionals. This exciting guide helps students and professionals meet the changing requirements of the field, and is particularly relevant at a time when every designer is required to use the computer as an essential medium on the job. Design Fundamentals for the Digital Age provides real solutions to design problems as computers transform the way we think and work.
The mechanics of public sector information / Herbert Burkert -- Privacy issues as limits to access / Charles D. Raab -- Access to public sector information : in need of constitutional recognition? / Corien Prins -- Information access legislation for the future? Possibilities according to a Norwegian experience / Dag Wiese Schartum -- Exploitation of public sector information in the context of the eEurope action plan / Yvo Volman -- European access legislation : consistence or divergence? / Maeve McDonagh -- The foundations of United States government information dissemination policy / Robert Gellman -- Borders in cyberspace : conflicting public sector information policies and their economic impacts / Peter N. Weiss -- Thunder and lightning : public sector information policy experiences of private meteorological service providers / Michael Kamps -- Access models for public sector information : the spatial data context / Massimo Craglia and Michael Blakemore -- Public broadcasting and digital media archives : the example of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation / Peter Dusek, Philipp Marouschek and Martin Szerencsi -- Cultural heritage : the conflict between commercialisation and public ownership / Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger -- A citizen's perspective on public sector information / Monika Bargmann, Gerald Pfeifer and Boris Piwinger -- Third-generation freedom of information in the context of e-government : the case of Bremen, Germany / Herbert Kubicek -- Harnessing public sector information for greater accessibility : Austria and the UK / Georg Aichholzer and Puay Tang -- Towards a blueprint for a policy on public sector information / Herbert Burkert and Peter N. Weiss.
The first International Symposium on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age, held in November 2000 at Wuhan University (Wuhan, China), drew more than 90 library and information science professionals from China, Macao, and the United States. Participants gathered to discuss a question of common concern: How are our respective library school preparing students for careers in library and information science and management? This report contains papers presented at the symposium's plenary sessions. These papers, written by leading Chinese and American educators, provide a snapshot of the educators' concerns at a time when the digital environment is bringing about rapid, fundamental change in libraries. The papers included in this report are: "Embedding an LIS School within the University and Society" (Leigh Estabrook); "Information Science Facing the 21st Century" (Liang Zhanping); "The Role of the Dean in Implementing Change" (Brooke E. Sheldon); "Again on the Development of Our Discipline: Suggesting 'Information Resources Management' Be Our First-Level Discipline" (summary) (Meng Guangjun); "The Reformation and Innovation of Library Science Education in the Digital Age" (Peng Feizhang); "Library and Information Science Education in China Today" (Wu Weici); "The Transformation of Academic Libraries in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Library and Information Science Education" (Rush G. Miller); "On the Objective and Implementation of Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age" (Ma Feicheng); "New Developments in Graduate Education in Library and Information Science in the United States: Formats and Technologies for Offering Distance Education Courseware" (Blanche Woolls); "Some Reflections on Library Education in China" (Peter Zhou); "A Comparative Analysis of LIS Graduate Education in China and the United States" (Chen Chuanfu); and "The Enhancement and Expansion of Information Science Graduate Degree Courses in the Digital Age" (Hu Changping). Appendixes include institutions represented at the conference; symposium agenda; and an Action Plan Proposal for Library and Information Science Education in China in the Twenty-first Century. (AEF)
This volume consists of a series of seventeen essays examining the future of higher education, especially as impacted by the rapid advance and pervasive presence of digital resources. There can be little disagreement that information, communication and instructional technologies are already having a significant impact on schools and colleges, and what is occurring today will have a profound influence not only on educational structures in the future, but also on teaching and learning processes. As a consequence, all stakeholders in the educational enterprise will be affected. The 26 authors and co-authors represented within, all of whom are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field of distance education, attempt here to pose relevant questions and provide thoughtful, and sometimes provocative, responses. These contributors write from diverse perspectives, representing several countries and continents, as well as varied organizational and cultural settings, offering both micro and macro views on the topics they address.