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Infonomics and the Business of Free

Book Description

The term infonomics has been coined to convey the underlying value of information in terms of its production, market demand, and economic impact. All consumers have come to assume that the information they seek is easily accessible, and more importantly, free of charge. Infonomics and the Business of Free: Modern Value Creation for Information Services addresses the question of whether or not information has become a commodity and examines how infonomics and the “business of free” have changed the way companies must create and market their information to make it accessible and valuable for their customers. Information professionals who are responsible for creating valuable information and making services sustainable and accessible will greatly benefit from this book’s unique perspective and complete review of current research.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: The Beginnings and the Big Shifts
    1. Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Infonomics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE INFORMATION SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. THE GROWTH OF DATA AND DATABASES
      5. UNIVERSITY INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
      6. DATABASE DIRECTORY PRODUCTION
      7. SCIENTISTS’ AND RESEARCHERS’ INFORMATION SEARCH PATTERNS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Shifting Sands of the Information Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE 1970S: THE RISE OF THE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AGE
      4. THE 1980S: HIGH CAPACITY STORAGE AND THE PERSONAL COMPUTER
      5. THE 1990S: THE INTERNET FINALLY ARRIVES
      6. THE 2000S: INFORMATION GOES MOBILE
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Slippery Slopes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA: A REFUSAL TO ENGAGE IT’S CORE BUSINESS
      4. THE : A PIONEER THAT PEAKED TOO EARLY
      5. ALTERNATIVES: , THE , AND
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: New Distribution Channels and Their Effects
    1. Chapter 4: Open Source and Open Access
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT ARE OPEN SOURCE AND OPEN ACCESS?
      4. WHERE DID THESE IDEAS COME FROM?
      5. MONETIZING OPEN SOURCE
      6. THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN ACCESS
      7. THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF OPEN SOURCE AND OPEN ACCESS
      8. OPEN SOURCING THE WORLD: THE IMPACT OF OPEN GOVERNMENT
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Digital Libraries in the Clouds
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NECESSITY FOR REFORM
      4. AN IRONIC END: THE BUSINESS OF FREE
      5. LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS IN THE EVOLVING “FREE” MARKETPLACE
      6. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD...
      7. ... AND WHO WILL PAY FOR IT?
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: From Knowledge Management to Social Networking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RISE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
      4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
      5. THE FACES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING
      6. DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION WORKFLOW TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONALS
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: The Rise of the Apps and the New Information Order
    1. Chapter 7: Learning and Playing get Personal
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RISE OF E-LEARNING
      4. LEARNING AND PLAYING MERGE
      5. THE EROSION OF BARRIERS TO E-LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Connections in the Sky
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ACCESSIBILITY UNCHAINED
      4. THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION
      5. A WIRELESS WORLD
      6. THE MAN HAS HIS SAY
      7. EYES IN THE SKY: THE ISSUE OF PRIVACY
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Conclusion
    1. THE NEW INFONOMICS: THE INFORMATION AGE AND THE BUSINESS OF FREE
    2. THE NECESSITY OF REINVENTION
    3. THE INFONOMICS OF THE FUTURE
    4. INFONOMICS IN THE INFORMATION AGE: A SHIFT IN FOCUS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Author