Description : "The 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is an updated compilation of the latest terms and definitions, along with reference citations, as they pertain to all aspects of the information and technology field"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Information science is the study of information phenomena, including the acquisition, storage, and manipulation of data, information, and knowledge. It is by nature an interdisciplinary field. Researchers, managers, system users, and students need access to tools, terms, and techniques that are spread out over a large literature in a number of different disciplines: information retrieval, database management, office information systems, information technology, communication and networking, relevant computer hardware, and artificial intelligence. This work facilitates the cross-use terms from the various contributing sub-areas of information science. With definitions of one-thousand terms, in alphabetical order, the volume provides a unified, integrated, and concise guide to the field. Each term is annotated by one or more references to the literature. Where possible, the first reference directs the user to a basic or seminal discussion of the term and subsequent references show its usage in an information science-related application. This work will be an indispensable reference for students, researchers, and professionals. Key Features * Contains one-thousand entries and more than 100 illustrations and tables * Many entries include enough information (examples, diagrams, and formulas) to allow the reader to make use of the term, model, or algorithm in his or her own application * An extensive bibliography (more than 300 references) guides the reader to the details of concepts described in the guide--nearly every entry is annotated by one or more references, both to seminal or basic discussions of the concept and to works that demonstrate its usage in an information science-related application * Each term is followed by a number "key" into the detailed subject outlines at the back of the book, so that each item is given a context within a subject area * Entries focus on fundamental concepts, rather that specific technologies
Description : Written for the professional and the layman, the book provides the meanings of important and interesting acronyms in the broad area of computing and information science and technology. The acronyms and abbreviations contained in this book were created by the men and women of the computer and information age to save time and space and eliminate unnecessary repetition and wordage. The book is of value to engineers, scientists, technologists, executives and managers in technical fields, programmers, systems analysts, writers, and computer owners or potential buyers.
Description : Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology
Description : A complete lexicon of technical information, the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology provides workable definitions, practical information, and enhances general computer science and engineering literacy. It spans various disciplines and industry sectors such as: telecommunications, information theory, and software and hardware systems. If you work with, or write about computers, this dictionary is the single most important resource you can put on your shelf. The dictionary addresses all aspects of computing and computer technology from multiple perspectives, including the academic, applied, and professional vantage points. Including more than 8,000 terms, it covers all major topics from artificial intelligence to programming languages, from software engineering to operating systems, and from database management to privacy issues. The definitions provided are detailed rather than concise. Written by an international team of over 80 contributors, this is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read reference of its kind. If you need to know the definition of anything related to computers you will find it in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.
Description : “When comparing this dictionary, there is very little competition at all… a very useful resource in the industrial, profession-al and supporting research areas, as well as for non-food scientists who have supervisory and management responsibility in a food area.” –Food & Beverage Reporter, Nov/Dec 2009 “I would thoroughly recommend this book to food scientists and technologists throughout the universities, research establishments and food and pharmaceutical companies. Librarians in all such establishments should ensure that they have copies on their shelves.” –International Journal of Dairy Technology, November 2009 “A must-own.” –Food Industry News, August 2009 IFIS has been producing quality comprehensive information for the world’s food science, food technology and nutrition community since its foundation in 1968 and, through its production of FSTA – Food Science and Technology Abstracts, has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence. Distilled from the extensive data held and maintained by IFIS, the dictionary is easy to use and has been rigorously edited and cross-referenced. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, this landmark publication features: 8,612 entries including 763 new entries and over 1,500 revised entries Reflects current usage in the scientific literature Includes local names, synonyms and Latin names, as appropriate Extensive cross-referencing Scientific editing from the team at IFIS
Description : The "laws" that govern our physical universe come in many guises-as principles, theorems, canons, equations, axioms, models, and so forth. They may be empirical, statistical, or theoretical, their names may reflect the person who first expressed them, the person who publicized them, or they might simply describe a phenomenon. However they may be named, the discovery and application of physical laws have formed the backbone of the sciences for 3,000 years. They exist by thousands. Laws and Models: Science, Engineering, and Technology-the fruit of almost 40 years of collection and research-compiles more than 1,200 of the laws and models most frequently encountered and used by engineers and technologists. The result is a collection as fascinating as it is useful. Each entry consists of a statement of the law or model, its date of origin, a one-line biography of the people involved in its formulation, sources of information about the law, and cross-references. Illustrated and highly readable, this book offers a unique presentation of the vast and rich collection of laws that rule our universe. Everyone with an interest in the inner workings of nature-from engineers to students, from teachers to journalists-will find Laws and Models to be not only a handy reference, but an engaging volume to read and browse.
Description : A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.