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Information Systems : Process and practice, Paperback / softback Book

Information Systems : Process and practice Paperback / softback

Edited by Christine Urquhart, Faten Hamad, Dina Tbaishat, Alison Yeoman

Part of the iResearch series

Paperback / softback

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This book adopts a holistic interpretation of information architecture, to offer libraries and information professionals a variety of methods, tools, and techniques that may be used when designing websites and information systems that support workflows and what people require when "managing information". The editors argue that information architecture for libraries has largely been the study of content architecture and that, on the other hand, library assessment literature has dealt with performance measurement and change management strategies.

There is a gap in the middle for information services, with little on the ways of looking at the process architecture of a library and information service and on methods for business process analysis.

Information Systems: Process and practice aims to fill that gap with a combination of theory and supporting case studies written by an international line-up of contributors, including Sally Burford, Fernando Loizides, Catherine Burns and Adam Euerby.

Case studies cover a wide variety of settings, from discrete resource discovery projects for academic and cultural institutions, through design for large organizational websites, the research evidence about user experience for semi-structured document design on websites, to the health sector with examples including patient support websites and clinical document management. This book: takes a holistic view and interpretation of Information architecture in the context of libraries across the sector, globallydiscusses research and methods that help libraries and information services work from strategic business objectives through the organisation of processes that support the information services offered, and information management functions supportedopens a new area of research/investigation on the link between information behaviour research and information systems and architecture, supported by case studies and projectsincludes contributions from an international range of experts from diverse backgroundsuses introductory sections and chapter commentary from the editors to draw the discussions together. This will be essential reading for researchers in information science specifically in the areas of digital libraries, information architecture and information systems.

It will also be useful for practitioners and students in these areas who want to know the different research issues and challenges and learn how they have been handled in course of various research projects in these areas.

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