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An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) in a creative and productive way. The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake in this form of society are sometimes called digital citizens. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society. The markers of this rapid change may be technological, economic, occupational, spatial, cultural, or some combination of all of these. Information society is seen as the successor to industrial society. Closely related concepts are the post-industrial society (Daniel Bell), post-fordism, post-modern society, knowledge society, telematic society, Information Revolution, liquid modernity, and network society (Manuel Castells). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Information society)

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Metadata related to 'information society' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'information society': 74 (4.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'information society' across all Ariadne articles: 137
  • Average number of references to 'information society' per Ariadne article: 1.85
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'information society': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'information society': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'information society':

  1. stuart hannabuss (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. chris batt (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. muhammad rafiq (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. gabriella szabo (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.

July 2013, issue71, review

Book Review: User Studies for Digital Library Development

Selenay Aytac reviews a collection of essays on user studies and digital library development that provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries.

November 2012, issue70, review

Book Review: Information 2.0

Milena Dobreva reviews the newly published book of Martin de Saulles which looks at the new models of information production, distribution and consumption.

November 2012, issue70, review

Enhancing Collaboration and Interaction in a Post-graduate Research Programme

Tertia Coetsee describes a community of practice for post-graduate students where RefShare is deployed for digital storage and retrieval, alongside Blackboard for the purposes of communication. She also describes the role of the information specialist in the programme.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Marieke Guy reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) Project Launch Conference

Ray Harper reports on a one-day conference which launched the DREaM Project, held by the Library and Information Science Research Coalition in London on 19 July 2011.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Book Review: From Lending to Learning

Tim Davies reviews a spirited defence of public libraries, which tries to define their core purpose and which argues for a re-positioning of their place in society.

March 2012, issue68, review

Towards Interoperabilty of European Language Resources

Sophia Ananiadou and colleagues describe an ambitious new initiative to accelerate Europe-wide language technology research, helped by their work on promoting interoperability of language resources.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Academic Liaison Librarianship: Curatorial Pedagogy or Pedagogical Curation?

Allan Parsons presents a strategic view of the need to develop the academic liaison librarianship role.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

Europeana Open Culture 2010

David Fuegi and Monika Segbert-Elbert report on the annual Europeana Conference, held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam in October 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context

Dave Puplett reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.

January 2010, issue62, event report

IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation

Lieke Ploeger, Yola Park, Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria, Clemens Neudecker, Fedor Bochow and Michael Day report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

From Cultural Heritage to Digital Knowledge: Building Infrastructures for a Global Knowledge Society

Astrid Recker reports on the 3rd IFLA Presidential Meeting, held by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Berlin over 19-20 February 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

Europeana: An Infrastructure for Adding Local Content

Rob Davies describes a Best Practice Network under the eContentPlus Programme to make available locally sourced digital content to the Europeana Service.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Book Review: Copyright Compliance

Stuart Hannabuss argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.

July 2008, issue56, review

Web 2.0 in U.S. LIS Schools: Are They Missing the Boat?

Noa Aharony asks whether library and information science schools in the United States are underestimating the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 applications.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Progress Towards Addressing Digital Preservation Challenges

Helen Hockx-Yu reports on the 2nd Planets, CASPAR and DPE annual conference, held on 5-6 September 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 2007, issue53, event report

ECDL 2007

Mahendra Mahey, Emma Tonkin and Robert John Robertson report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.

October 2007, issue53, event report

The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up'

Conrad Taylor reports on the KIDMM knowledge community and its September 2007 one-day conference about data, information and knowledge management issues.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Newsline

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2007, issue53, news and events

Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

Supporting Creativity in Networked Environments: The COINE Project

Geoff Butters, Amanda Hulme and Peter Brophy describe an approach to enabling a wide range of users to create and share their own stories, thus contributing to the development of cultural heritage at the local level.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Using Blogs for Formative Assessment and Interactive Teaching

Lisa Foggo provides a case-study of using a blog for formative assessment. Its interactivity engaged participants and permitted measurement of student expectations and satisfaction with library sessions.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Models of Early Adoption of ICT Innovations in Higher Education

Melanie Bates, Sue Manuel and Charles Oppenheim provide an overview of some considerations for change agents attempting to introduce an innovative new information communication technology service into Higher Education institutions.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Cultural Heritage Online: The Challenge of Accessibility and Preservation

Alastair Dunning reports on a conference in Florence about the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage material.

January 2007, issue50, event report

Book Review: Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics

Sheila Corrall reviews a new landmark book which explains and promotes a distinctive approach to information-related research spanning traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries.

April 2006, issue47, review

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

February 2006, issue46, news and events

Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology

Michael Day reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

February 2006, issue46, review

Involving Users in the Development of a Web Accessibility Tool

Jenny Craven and Mikael Snaprud describe how the EC-funded European Internet Accessibility Observatory Project is involving users in the development of a Web accessibility checking and monitoring tool.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy

Randy Metcalfe considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Participate in Your Future: The IST2004 Event

Gabriella Szabo reports on a three-day event addressing European policies, strategies and research activities in all areas of the Information Society held in The Hague.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 41.

October 2004, issue41, editorial

e-Culture Horizons: from Digitisation to Creating Cultural Experiences

Andreas Strasser reports on a two-day symposium hosted and organised by Salzburg Research in Salzburg, Austria, over 27-28 September 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Sense of the South West Conference: Collaboration for Sustainability

Katie Lusty reports on a one-day conference on the sustainability of digitisation projects, held in Bath on 8 October 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Lise Foster finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.

October 2004, issue41, review

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2004, issue40, news and events

ERPANET / CODATA Workshop, Lisbon

Michael Day gives us a detailed report on the ERPANET / CODATA Workshop held at the Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, 15-17 December 2003.

April 2004, issue39, event report

Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries

Ken Eason reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.

January 2004, issue38, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World

Pete Johnston reflects on the 2003 Dublin Core conference, held in Seattle, Washington.

October 2003, issue37, event report

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