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The Versatile Image
Photography, Digital Technologies and the Internet
This multidisciplinary volume provides new insights into the shifting cultures affecting the production, collection, use, and circulation of photographic images on the Web.



Spatial Data Infrastructures at Work
Analysing the Spatial Enablement of Public Sector Processes
Ezra Dessers
Ezra Dessers introduces spatial enablement as a key concept to describe the realisation of SDI objectives in the context of individual public sector processes.



The Life Informatic
Newsmaking in the Digital Era
Dominic Boyer
A fascinating account of journalists struggling to maintain their expertise and authority, even as they find their principles and skills profoundly challenged by ever more complex and fast-moving streams of information.



Geographic Data and the Law
Defining New Challenges
Understanding the legal challenges relating to spatial data information (SDI).



Curating the European University
Exposition and Public Debate
This book features projects involving alternative organizations of departments, proposals for open access and open source, and university architecture and accessibility; it offers a unique contribution to public debate on the role of the university.



Business Planning for Digital Libraries
International Approaches
This book brings together international experience of business planning for digital libraries: the business case, planning processes, costs and benefits, practice and standards, and comparison with the traditional library.



The Breakup 2.0
Disconnecting over New Media
Ilana Gershon
A few generations ago, college students showed their romantic commitments by exchanging special objects: rings, pins, varsity letter jackets. Pins and rings were handy, telling everyone in local communities that you were spoken for, and when you broke...



Making Virtual Worlds
Linden Lab and Second Life
Thomas Malaby
Malaby shows how the workers of a very young but quickly growing company were themselves caught up in ideas about technology, games, and organizations, and struggled to manage not only their virtual world but also themselves in a nonhierarchical fashion.



Standards and Their Stories
How Quantifying, Classifying, and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life
Standardization is one of the defining aspects of modern life, its presence so pervasive that it is usually taken for granted. However cumbersome, onerous, or simply puzzling certain standards may be, their fundamental purpose in streamlining...



Glut
Mastering Information through the Ages
Alex Wright
Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Alex Wright weaves an intriguing narrative about pre-computer age information explosions.



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