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Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption

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Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption

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Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption

by Martin de Saulles

ISBN: 978-0838911457

Published: 2012

Pages: 160

Price: 49.95 [pounds sterling] (about $78.39; softcover)

Available from: Facet Publishing, 7 Ridgmount St., London WC1E 7AE, U.K.; www.facetpublishing.co.uk

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As the title implies, this book is a guide to how the information landscape has morphed, with some old established firms falling away and new upstarts jumping in to fill old niches and create new ones. The goal is to help information students and professionals understand the changes and implications for the library and the information industry as a whole.

The author is a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton (U.K.) with 20-plus years experience in the information and technology sectors. He combines his background knowledge of the information business with case studies to present a balanced view of what is happening today and why. …

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