This breakthrough collection, featuring landmark contributions from international experts including accomplished professor Blaise Cronin, offers a forward-looking focus on exciting future trends and developments in information science. There are fifteen chapters that cover a variety of the field’s hottest topics, like sociological influences, health and chemical documentation, information policies and informatics - the convergence of information science and information technology.
You’ll find fresh insight into the rapidly emerging digital domain, with chapters on electronic publishing, social software and webometrics. Already added to required reading lists in universities across the globe, this progressive compilation will peak your curiosity and present all of the significant changes, advances, and trends you need to know about as an information science professional.
"This impressive volume with the title 'Information science in transition' lives up to its title and appearance....this volume adds value to already valuable material reflecting the development of information science. It will serve as a useful asset in the collection of any information science scholar and student."
— Information Research
"A reliable guide for the explorers. Though not for the faint-hearted, this book holds treasures for the intrepid….the book remains a valuable reference material, a document with specialised data from significant authors and an asset to any information library."
— Information World Review
"This makes for a fascinating resource…this volume presents an excellent tribute to a much-missed professional body."