Comprehensive coverage of critical issues related to information science and technology. "Technology is constantly changing; what is cutting edge today is obsolete tomorrow. In this ever-evolving environment, educators, researchers and professionals of the discipline need access to the most comprehensive knowledge about the concepts, issues, trends and technologies in this hi-tech field. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is the first work to map this ever-changing field. It is the most comprehensive, research-based encyclopedia consisting of contributions from over 900 noted researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles highlighting current concepts, issues and emerging technologies. These articles are enhanced by special attention that is paid to over 5,000 technical and managerial terms. These terms will each have a 5-50 word description that allow the users of this extensive research source to learn the language and terminology of the field. In addition, these volumes offer a thorough reference section with over 11,500 sources of information that can be accessed by scholars, students, and researchers in the field of information science and technology. These wide-ranging, user-friendly alphabetically organized volumes are an important addition for your library collection. Key Features: Hundreds of research contributions from leading scholars from all over the world on all aspects of information science and technologies; A compendium of over 5,000 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms; Comprehensive coverage of critical issues related to utilization and management of information science and technologies; Thousands of comprehensive references on existing literature of all research on information science and technologies; Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals; Cross-referencing of key terms, figures and information pertinent to Information Science and Technology" -- Publisher's website.