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Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues

New ASIST Monograph Published by Information Today, Inc.

December 7, 2001, Medford, NJ Information Today, Inc. has announced the publication of Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues, edited by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot. This new monograph, published by ITI on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), brings together an introduction and overview of evaluation techniques and methods, information policy issues and initiatives, and selected key issues related to the evaluation of networked information services. 

As information services and resources continue to move toward a global networked environment, there is a pressing need for effective evaluation techniques, tools, and processes. McClure, Bertot, and their distinguished 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.

Key issues and themes presented in this book include:

  • Rapidly Evolving and Changing Context for Evaluation · Integrating Technical and Social Evaluation Research Perspectives
  • Network Evaluation Requires New and Different Methodologies · Networked Information Services Evaluation: Not an Exact Science
  • Cross-Discipline Education and Training · Need for Additional Research
  • Convincing Organizations of the Importance of Evaluation 
About the Editors:
Charles R. 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. John Carlo 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 is co-author, with Charles R. McClure, of the Public Libraries and the Internet 2000 study supported by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.


Evaluating Networked Information Services Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues
edited by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot

Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues,  (ISBN: 157387-118-4/hardbound/344 pp/$35.60 ASIST members/$44.50 non-members) is published on behalf of ASIST by Information Today, Inc. (ITI). For more information and to order, contact the publisher at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), fax: 609-654-4309, e-mail: custserv@infotoday.com, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/300 pp/hardbound
ISBN: 1-57387-118-4
ASIST Members $35.60 Non-Members $44.50

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