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Information Policies and Strategies, by Ian Cornelius

Information Policies and Strategies, by Ian Cornelius Information Polity 15 (2010) 247–248 DOI 10.3233/IP-2010-0206 IOS Press Book Review Information Policies and Strategies, by Ian Cornelius, London: Facet Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9 78185604677 0. pp. 209s Dr Cornelius is a senior lecturer at University College Dublin’s School of Information and Library Studies. He is the author, inter alia, of Meaning and Method in Information Studies (1996), a research monograph of high calibre. The present work can be described as an introductory textbook enhanced by flashes of philosophical flair. Its audience will thus be students on library and information science (LIS) courses, practising librarians and, to a lesser extent, researchers. The book contains two main parts, topped and tailed by a brief general introduction and conclusion; I will concentrate on the main parts. Part 1, ‘Contexts for Information Policy’, helpfully negotiates a range of normative and empirical dimensions of the wider background against which information policies emerge and operate. Chapter 2 addresses ‘Globalization and Information Societies’. While the discussion of globalisation seems sound as far as it goes, there are some inadequacies in the treatment of the information society. Cornelius correctly cites Daniel Bell’s Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1973) and Fritz Machlup’s Production and Distribution of Knowledge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Information Policies and Strategies, by Ian Cornelius

Information Polity , Volume 15 (3) – Jan 1, 2010

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2010 by IOS Press, Inc
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1570-1255
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1875-8754
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10.3233/IP-2010-0206
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Information Polity 15 (2010) 247–248 DOI 10.3233/IP-2010-0206 IOS Press Book Review Information Policies and Strategies, by Ian Cornelius, London: Facet Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9 78185604677 0. pp. 209s Dr Cornelius is a senior lecturer at University College Dublin’s School of Information and Library Studies. He is the author, inter alia, of Meaning and Method in Information Studies (1996), a research monograph of high calibre. The present work can be described as an introductory textbook enhanced by flashes of philosophical flair. Its audience will thus be students on library and information science (LIS) courses, practising librarians and, to a lesser extent, researchers. The book contains two main parts, topped and tailed by a brief general introduction and conclusion; I will concentrate on the main parts. Part 1, ‘Contexts for Information Policy’, helpfully negotiates a range of normative and empirical dimensions of the wider background against which information policies emerge and operate. Chapter 2 addresses ‘Globalization and Information Societies’. While the discussion of globalisation seems sound as far as it goes, there are some inadequacies in the treatment of the information society. Cornelius correctly cites Daniel Bell’s Coming of Post-Industrial Society (1973) and Fritz Machlup’s Production and Distribution of Knowledge

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Published: Jan 1, 2010

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