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Read more about Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines

Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines

Barbara J. D'Angelo, Arizona State University

Sandra Jamieson, Drew University

Barry Maid, Arizona State University

This collection brings together scholarship and pedagogy from multiple perspectives and disciplines, offering nuanced and complex perspectives on Information Literacy in the second decade of the 21st century. Taking as a starting point the concerns that prompted the Association of Research Libraries (ACRL) to review the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education and develop the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015), the chapters in this collection consider six frameworks that place students in the role of both consumer and producer of information within today's collaborative information environments. Contributors respond directly or indirectly to the work of the ACRL, providing a bridge between past/current knowledge and the future and advancing the notion that faculty, librarians, administrators, and external stakeholders share responsibility and accountability for the teaching, learning, and research of Information Literacy.

(6 reviews)

Read more about The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

Deborah Bernnard, University of Albany

Greg Bobish, University of Albany

Daryl Bullis, Babson College

Jenna Hecker, University of Albany

Irina Holden, University of Albany

Allison Hosier, University of Albany

Trudi Jacobson, University of Albany

Tor Loney, Albany Public Library

Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today's complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one's life. The Information Literacy User's Guide will start you on this route to success.

(12 reviews)

Read more about American Government and Politics in the Information Age

American Government and Politics in the Information Age


This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. Governments decide who gets what, when, how (See Harold D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936]); they make policies and pass laws that are binding on all a society's members; they decide about taxation and spending, benefits and costs, even life and death.

(9 reviews)

Read more about Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles

Building Information - Representation and Management: Fundamentals and Principles

Alexander Koutamanis

The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM.

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Read more about Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Raymond Frost, Ohio University

Jacqueline Pike, Duquesne University

Lauren Kenyo, Ohio University

Sarah Pels, Ohio University


We set out to design an introductory course governed by four themes:

(5 reviews)

Read more about Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Jonathan Campbell, UCLA

MIchael Shin, UCLA



Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.


(12 reviews)

Read more about Information Strategies for Communicators

Information Strategies for Communicators

Kathleen A. Hansen, University of Minnesota

Nora Paul, University of Minnesota

Written by two nationally recognized experts in information strategy, Information Strategies for Communicators leads students step-by-step through the information search and evaluation process for news and strategic communication message production. The book includes a conceptual model of the information strategy process, case studies to illustrate the process in action, and links to current examples throughout.

(2 reviews)

Read more about Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Information Systems for Business and Beyond

David T. Bourgeois, Biola University

Welcome to Information Systems for Business and Beyond. In this book, you will be introduced to the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

(11 reviews)

Read more about Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology is intended for use in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Management Information Systems and Information Technology.

(5 reviews)

Read more about Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials

Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials

James Boyle, Duke Law School

Jennifer Jenkins, Duke Law School

This book is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks—from logos to novels to drug formulae—and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three graphmain forms of US federal intellectual property—trademark, copyright and patent—but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States.

(2 reviews)