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Author Burton, Paul F.

Title Information technology and society : implications for the information professions / Paul F. Burton
Published London : Library Association Pub., 1992


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Description xx, 119 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. IT as convergent technology -- 2. The information society: evolution or revolution? -- 3. Information technology and organizations -- 4. International aspects of information technology -- 5. IT and the individual -- 6. Information technology and library and information services
Summary Paul Burton's book examines the changes information technology has made to people's lives at the level of the individual, the organization and society. Predictions and speculations, from manufacturer's hype to Orwellian forecast, are matched by the author against the effects which can be observed at these levels. Consideration is given to the extent to which the 'information society' is radically different from the industrial society which preceded it. The consequences of these changes on the likely nature of future information work and the requirements for training the profession are set out. Those who design, develop and use information systems need to be aware of the wider implications of IT for their client groups. Social scientists and others assessing the impact of IT on our lives will also find the book of interest
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Information services -- Data processing.
Information services -- Great Britain -- Data processing.
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Information technology.
Libraries and society.
LC no. 92241471
ISBN 0853657882