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Adopting Open Source SoftwareA Practical Guide

Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Government agencies and public organizations often consider adopting open source software (OSS) for reasons of transparency, cost, citizen access, and greater efficiency in communication and ... More

Burdens of ProofCryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Jean-Francois Blanchette

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The gradual disappearance of paper and its familiar evidential qualities affects almost every dimension of contemporary life. From health records to ballots, almost all documents are now digitized at ... More

The Computer Boys Take OverComputers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Nathan L. Ensmenger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about the computer revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the people who made it possible. Unlike most histories of computing, it is not a book about machines, inventors, or ... More

Governing Global Electronic NetworksInternational Perspectives on Policy and Power

Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The burgeoning use and transformative impact of global electronic networks are widely recognized to be defining features of contemporary world affairs. Less often noted has been the increasing ... More

Human Information InteractionAn Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Raya Fidel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017008
eISBN:
9780262301473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Human information interaction (HII) is an emerging area of study that investigates how people interact with information; its subfield human information behavior (HIB) is a flourishing, active ... More

Human Information Retrieval

Human Information Retrieval

Julian Warner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Information retrieval in the age of Internet search engines has become part of ordinary discourse and everyday practice: “Google” is a verb in common usage. Thus far, more attention has been given to ... More

Interfaces on Trial 2.0

Interfaces on Trial 2.0

Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015004
eISBN:
9780262295543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015004.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

We live in an interoperable world. Computer hardware and software products from different manufacturers can exchange data within local networks and around the world using the Internet. The ... More

Internet SuccessA Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The use of open-source software (OSS)—readable software source code that can be copied, modified, and distributed freely—has expanded dramatically in recent years. The number of OSS projects hosted ... More

Networked Publics

Networked Publics

Kazys Varnelis (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220859
eISBN:
9780262285483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220859.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Digital media and network technologies are now part of everyday life. The Internet has become the backbone of communication, commerce, and media; the ubiquitous mobile phone connects us with others ... More

The New Librarianship Field Guide

The New Librarianship Field Guide

R. David Lankes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529082
eISBN:
9780262334600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The field guide seeks to outline an approach to librarianship, librarians, and libraries based on knowledge, learning, and community engagement. The first part of the book covers the mission, skills, ... More

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