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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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Title Article summary Date

Book Review: Joining Up the Dots

Stuart Hannabuss seeks the tenor among the diversity of voices provided by Challenge and Change in the Information Society.

October 2003, issue37, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 34.

January 2003, issue34, editorial

A Speaking Electronic Librarian

Markos Dendrinos with a proposal for an interface system, based on speech recognition and synthesis technologies, for automatic library services.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge

Leslie Chan and Barbara Kirsop explore some of the implications of using the OAI Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Access to Archives: England’s Contribution to the National Archive Network

Caroline Thibeaud discusses the Archive 2 Archive project.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Phil Cross reports on a recent workshop for subject gateways in Europe and Dave Boyd look forward to developments within the Geography section of SOSIG.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

John MacColl reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Digital Museums: Braining Up Or Dumbing Down?

Marieke Napier went to find out at the mda's 'Beyond the Museum' colloquium.

June 2001, issue28, event report

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries

Project officer Juliet Eve discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

ECMS: Electronic Copyright Management Systems

Pedro Isaias considers Electronic Copyright Management Systems (ECMS).

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn?

Frank Webster and Lorcan Dempsey exchange views on virtual libraries.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

The web editors, Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, introduce Ariadne issue 18.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

I Have Seen the Future and IT Works

Chris Batt Director of Library Services, Croydon, discusses Information Technology.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Metadiversity

Michael Day on a Biodiversity conference in the States interested in Metadata.

December 1998, issue18, event report

UKOLUG

Jacqueline Chelin reports on the UKOLUG 20th birthday conference.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Supporting Learners at a Distance

Alan MacDougall on cost effective ways of widening access.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

BOBCATSSS

Christine Dugdale reports on the 6th BOBCATSSS International Symposium, Budapest.

March 1998, issue14, event report

International FEMIRC Conference, Warsaw

Philip Hunter reports from the International Conference on Activities in Science and Technology in CEEC towards European Integration, organised by the OPI (Information Processing Centre) in Warsaw .

January 1998, issue13, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 1998, issue13, news and events

The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song

Lorcan Dempsey writes about the recent report: New Library: the People's Network.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 10

John MacColl with the editorial from issue 10 of the print version.

July 1997, issue10, editorial

Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research

Graham Jefcoate outlines the rationale of the British Library Research and Innovation Centre's Digital Library Research Programme.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse)

In our previous issue, Fytton Rowland defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, Stevan Harnad presents a different case.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

A Brief History of the American Library Association Web Site

A brief history of the American Library Association Web Site: Rob Carlson, Internet Coordinator of the ALA, introduces us to the acclaimed Web site of the largest Library Association in the World.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Ticer Summer School on the Digital Library at Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Robert van der Zwan describes a two week summer school in digital library developments at one of Europe's main research centres in this field.

November 1996, issue6, event report

European Libraries Programme

The European Libraries Programme - instant cash for libraries who can hitch a ride on the Euro gravy train? Or another limited budget R&D programme for those content to live on bread and water? Rosalind Johnson of the UK National Focal Point for the European Libraries Programme explains all.

September 1996, issue5, project update

British Library Corner: Text and the Internet

Graham Jefcoate, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

The Importance of Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS): The European Connection

David Kay describes ACTS, the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services, a programme under the European Community 4th Framework Research & Technology Development Programme, consisting of around 120 projects.

July 1996, issue4, project update

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim details some of the legal issues associated with electronic copyright management systems.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

Interface

Interview with Paul Evan Peters, director of the US Coalition for Networked Information.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

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