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Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations

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As a repository of cases, Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment contains research that readers can use to assess the e-readiness of their own organisations. This book presents principles, tools and techniques about e-readiness while also offering in-depth perspectives on applying the e-readiness model for the purpose of aligning IT with organizational strategies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. CHAPTERS
    2. COMMENTS
  6. Section 1: Theoretical and Scientific Aspects in Collaborative Information Systems
    1. Chapter 1: Vertical Integration of Science
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. Preliminary Considerations
      3. 2. Considering the Systems Science
      4. 3. Influences of Science
      5. 4. Vertical Integration of Sciences
      6. 5. Structure of Science as a System in Its Vertical Integration and Its Interaction with the Outside
      7. 6. The Space-Time Parameters
      8. 7. More Considerations
      9. 8. Systems Interaction
      10. 9. Human Knowledge Organization in Its New Concept
      11. 10. Roll of Information Science
      12. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: What is Information?
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. THE MODERN CONCEPT OF INFORMATION
      4. Using the concept of system to understand information
      5. PHYSICAL INFORMATION: difference plus relations
      6. COMMUNICATION: from interaction to messages
      7. Knowledge AND LEARNING SYSTEMS: controlling and developing internal representations
      8. Culture AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
      9. solutions against INADEQUATE oblivion and redundancy: reference and documentation
      10. human information: beyond representation
      11. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: Information
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. The need of a new organization of sciences for the understanding of information
      4. 3. An overview on information visions
      5. 4. nature of information: in the interface between objects and subjects
      6. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      7. Conclusion
      8. Author Note
    4. Chapter 4: Informationism, Information and Its Neuronal Theories
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. “Information”, What Is It?
      4. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 5: The Complexity of Finding Information in Collaborative Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITION AS SUPPORT TO BUILD THE PROCESSES OF SEARCHING, RETRIEVING AND USING OF THE INFORMATION
      4. THE INEVITABLE PRESENCE OF INTERSECTIONS: CROSSING CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES
      5. GAP IN ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE: BRAZILIAN SITUATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Understanding User Attitudes toward Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNDERSTANDING USER ATTITUDES IN THE IS ENVIRONMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Technology in Collaborative Information Systems
    1. Chapter 7: Review and Brief History of Collaborative Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. 1. Definitions and Basic Concepts
      4. 2. History of Collaborative Systems
    2. Chapter 8: Adaptive Information Retrieval Based on Task Context
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. information retrieval based on task context
      5. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 9: Metadata for Information Retrieval in Archives
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. metadata PROPOSALS FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
      4. METADATA TO INFORMATION RETRIEVAL FROM ARCHIVES: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
    4. Chapter 10: Management Systems of User Interfaces Functionalities in Latin
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGS
      5. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTION
      6. Conclusion
      7. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 11: Academic Libraries as Complex Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. I. Introduction
      3. II. Environment in Academic Library
      4. III. Systems: Concept and Characteristics
      5. IV. Collaboration and the Systems Approach
      6. V. Communities of Practice
      7. VI. The CoP and the Activity Theory
      8. VII. The Academic Libraries as a Collaborative System
      9. VIII. Academic Library as a Complex System1
      10. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 12: Cultural Management 2.0
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CULTURE 2.0: COLLECTIVE CULTURE
      4. 3. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM REPEATED OBSERVATION OF USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS IN CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 13: Coagmento
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. DESIGN
      4. Development
      5. Deployment
      6. Conclusion and future work
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors