In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline.
The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A.
received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com
). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org
), and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.org
). He is the author/editor of more than 50 books in information technology management. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management
, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes
, International Journal of Green Computing
, International Journal of Digital Library Systems
, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation
, International Journal of Natural Computing Research
, International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies
, International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems
, and International Journal of Disease Control and Containment for Sustainability
, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.