This book deciphers the various facets of information and its surrounding issues affecting society. The book begins with a look at the concept of data, information, and knowledge. It then examines issues of the communication process, its models, and the barriers associated with this. It also deals with the notion of information science and systems, emphasizing the changing behavior of society with the influx of information. With a sudden upsurge in web-based sources, there is an urgent need of literacy, therefore the issues of information literacy are discussed. The concept of the information profession rests on the sharing of experiences and works, so the book includes a chapter on knowledge management.
Publication Date: 7/25/2013