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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

The End of OwnershipPersonal Property in the Digital Economy

The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035019
eISBN:
9780262335959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035019.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The digital economy has great potential, but it also entails risks. The notion of personal property and ownership is under threat because of the shift to digital distribution and ubiquitous embedded ... 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

Missed InformationBetter Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Missed Information explores three themes about information and modern society: (1) We are neglecting information. Even in our Information Age, we pay more attention to information technology -- the ... 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

ObfuscationA User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029735
eISBN:
9780262331319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029735.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about obfuscation: the production of noise modeled on an existing signal in order to make a collection of data more ambiguous, confusing, harder to exploit, more difficult to act on, ... More

Off-Track and OnlineThe Networked Spaces of Horse Racing

Off-Track and Online: The Networked Spaces of Horse Racing

Holly Kruse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034418
eISBN:
9780262332392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034418.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Horse racing has played a significant role in the development and use of new media technologies and media spaces. With the beginning of modern horse racing in the nineteenth century, racetracks ... More

QuantifiedBiosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Dawn Nafus (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Today anyone can purchase technology that can track, quantify, and measure the body and its environment. Wearable or portable sensors detect heart rates, glucose levels, steps taken, water quality, ... More

Transforming Global Information and Communication MarketsThe Political Economy of Innovation

Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s, periodic overhauls of ... More

TraversalsThe Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

Stuart Moulthrop and Dene Grigar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035972
eISBN:
9780262339018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035972.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Many pioneering works of electronic literature are now largely inaccessible because of changes in hardware, software, and platforms. The virtual disappearance of these works--created on floppy disks, ... More

Venture LaborWork and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Gina Neff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

In the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, employees of Internet startups took risks—left well-paying jobs for the chance of striking it rich through stock options (only to end up unemployed a year ... More

Working-Class Network SocietyCommunication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The idea of the “digital divide,” the great social division between information haves and have-nots, has dominated policy debates and scholarly analysis since the 1990s. This book describes a more ... More

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