Measuring Information: An Information Services Perspective (Library and Information Science)

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Measuring information is a key part of evaluating information services such as libraries, on-line services, information centers in organizations, and more. Measuring Information: An Information Services Perspective presents a new user-centered measure of information and describes how to use this method to evaluate information services of all kinds, especially library acquisitions. The book uses the mathematical theory of measurement to derive this measure. Itshows how it can be applied to a number of evaluation problems relating to overall services and a choice of databases, collection policies, classification schemes, retention schedules, indexing, languages, search strategies, and information packaging in information service agencies.
Dr. Tague-Sutcliffe was awarded the 1996 Award of Merit from the American Society of Information Science (ASIS) for her lifetime contributions to research and education in the field of information science. Measuring Information was also awarded the 1996 ASIS award for Best Information Science Book, based on its importance to information science and technology, readability, validity, originality, research significance and scholarship.

Written by a recognized authority on theory and method of measurement in information science
Provides the tools to evaluate the usefulness of information from libraries and information retrieval systems
Illustrates techniques with examples and computer source codes

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