Digital Information: Order or Anarchy?

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Find the strategies and tools you need to prepare for and manage the numerous opportunities and challenges that come along with today’s digital information environment. Featuring chapter contributions from an international team of experts, this new collection addresses the pertinent issues and potential dangers that accompany the “Google environment”, and offers practical suggestions to overcome these challenges.

Each chapter focuses on the ways in which a specific component of digital information increases order, accessibility, and sustainability, and contributors present a snapshot of its current state, along with best practices and advice for effective future use. Key sections include:

• resource discovery
• e-books
• scholarly communications
• digitizing the past
• content ownership
• e-learning
• a publisher's view
• the future of digital information

1. Introduction: digital information, an overview of the landscape - Lorraine Estelle and Hazel Woodward 
2. Scholarly communications: the view from the library - Rick Anderson 
3. Scholarly communications: the publisher's view - Ian Russell 
4. E-books and scholarly communication futures - Colin Steele
5 Digitizing the past: next steps for public sector digitization - Alastair Dunning 
6. Resource discovery - Graham Stone 
7. Who owns the content in the digital environment? - Wilma Mossink and Lorraine Estelle

"...a timely easy to read and interesting publication."
— Australian Academic and Research Libraries

"A very good book indeed, examining and keeping up-to-date with the developments in the philosophical, moral, economic and technical debates in the print vs digital world."
— MmIT Journal