|Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the
publication of Information Management for the Intelligent Organization:
The Art of Scanning the Environment, third edition, by Chun Wei Choo.
This new monograph, published by ITI on behalf of the American Society
for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), is updated and expanded
to develop an understanding of how an organization can manage its information
processes more effectively. ITI has also announced the publication of Evaluating
Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues, edited
by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot. This too is published on behalf
of ASIST, and it brings together an introduction and overview of evaluation
techniques, tools, and processes.
Management for the Intelligent Organization
According to the announcement, the intelligent
organization is one that is skilled at marshaling its information resources
and capabilities, transforming information into knowledge, and using this
knowledge to sustain and enhance its performance in a restless environment.
The third edition of Information Management for the Intelligent Organization:
The Art of Scanning the Environment features new sections on information
culture, information overload, and organizational learning; a new chapter
on knowledge management and the role of information professionals; and
numerous extended case studies of environmental scanning by organizations
in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Choo is associate professor of information studies
at the University of Toronto, where he teaches courses in information management,
online information retrieval, organizational decision making, and knowledge
management. He is the author of numerous books and articles on information
and knowledge management.
Networked Information Services
McClure, Bertot, and their contributors report
on a range of current initiatives and information policy issues, and offer
practical guidance for anyone who needs to evaluate the usefulness, impact,
cost, and effectiveness of networked information services and resources.
The following key issues and themes are presented:
McClure is the Francis Eppes Professor of Information
Studies and director of the Information Use Management and Policy Institute
at Florida State University. He has written extensively on topics related
to the planning and evaluation of information services, information resource
management, and federal information policy. Bertot is associate professor
in the School of Information Studies and associate director of the Information
Use Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University. He and
McClure are co-authors of the Public Libraries and the Internet 2000 study
supported by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Rapidly Evolving and Changing Context for Evaluation
Network Evaluation Requires New and Different Methodologies
Integrating Technical and Social Evaluation Research
Networked Information Services Evaluation: Not an
Cross-Discipline Education and Training
Convincing Organizations of the Importance of Evaluation
Need for Additional Research
Source: Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ,
800/300-9868, 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com.