Data and Information

Dec 2023 | 288pp

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Data and Information
Organization and access

G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury

This important new foundational textbook covers the theory, practice, research issues and contexts of information organization and interactive information retrieval.

Readers will learn about the key principles of information organization and retrieval along with the essentials of human information behaviour and information seeking and retrieval, and how to put them into practice. Data and Information: Organization and access will help readers develop creative, critical and reflective problem solving capabilities in the management of information and data and allow them to demonstrate advanced information and data management skills in diverse environments. 

Topics covered include:

  • structured and unstructured information resources
  • digital libraries web information
  • indexing techniques
  • information retrieval models
  • information interactions in specific domains and contexts
  • human information behaviour models
  • information seeking and retrieval models
  • usability and evaluation of information retrieval systems.

Readership: This book will be a pivotal text for information science students specialising in any area, and also for young professionals and researchers who want to get a good grasp of the theory, practice and research issues of information organization, information retrieval, and information users, that is required for professional work as well as research in any area of information science.

G. G. Chowdhury, Northumbria University.

Sudatta Chowdhury, formerly University of Strathclyde.

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