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Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age by Wendy Evans, David P. Baker

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Surviving or thriving? Building an information landscape

Richard Otlet

Abstract

A fundamental good of the Internet is the democratic access to, and sharing of information on, the World Wide Web. The online digital information environment has dramatically changed the way users access information worldwide. However, just as the access to information facilitated by technologies has increased exponentially over the past few years, it is also widely recognised that merely having access to information is not enough.The author argues that if we are not only to survive but also to thrive in today’s digital information environment, we need to look harder at information itself and develop a better knowledge of our information worlds as a part of ...

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