Digital Consumers: Reshaping the Information Profession

Add To Wish List Icon
Add to Wishlist
Description

The information professions - librarianship, archives, publishing and, to some extent, journalism - have been rocked by the digital transition that has led to disintermediation, easy access and massive information choice. Professional skills are increasingly being performed without the necessary context, rationale and understanding. Information now forms a consumer commodity with many diverse information producers engaged in the market.

It is generally the lack of recognition of this fact amongst the information professions that explains the difficulties they find themselves in. There is a need for a new belief system that will help information professionals survive and engage in a ubiquitous information environment, where they are no longer the dominant players, nor, indeed, the suppliers of first choice.

The aim of this thought-provoking book is to provide that overarching vision, built on hard evidence rather than on PowerPoint 'puff'. An international, cross-sectoral team of contributors has been assembled for this purpose.

Key strategic areas covered in this book include:

  • the digital consumer
  • an introduction and philosophy
  • the digital information marketplace and its economics
  • the end of exclusivity; the e-shopper
  • the growth of the informed purchaser
  • the library in the digital age
  • the psychology of the digital information consumer
  • the information-seeking behaviour of the digital consumer
  • the virtual scholar
  • the Google generation
  • myths and realities about young people's digital information behaviour
  • trends in digital information consumption and the future.

No information professional or student can afford not to read this far-reaching and important book.

DELIVERY

Royal Mail industrial action is taking place on a number of days from now until Christmas, this will have an impact on delivery times to all destinations both within the UK and internationally. These delays are out of our control and we recommend ordering as early as possible as it will take longer for your order to arrive.

We offer free standard delivery on all orders over £50.*

Orders up to £30 are charged a flat fee of £4.95

Orders between £30.01 and £50 are charged a flat fee of £6.95.

Usual delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. *UK only. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below.

Delivery Worldwide

We can also ship most items worldwide. 

For full details, including prices, click here.

Custom Prints

Your prints and frames will be handmade by King & McGaw at their Sussex workshop.

Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).

Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.

Further information on delivery timescales for custom prints can be found here.

RETURNS

If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a refund.

For further details on returns click here.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake. Custom prints are exempt as they are made to order.

Manufacturer/Publisher: Facet Publishing
Binding: Hardback
Author: David Nicholas

SKU: 9781856046510