Information materials, Management Information Sys


Let us study in brief how information materials  are produced, the agencies that produce them and the information channels through which information about published documents are disseminated, etc. It may be worthwhile to possess this background knowledge about the book and non-book world and their activities so as to facilitate choosing the right type  of information materials. In addition, it would be useful to be knowledgeable about the current and future trends  in the knowledge industry. 

Producers of information materials can broadly be divided into three major groups: 

i) producers of print  materials - general books, textbooks, reference books, periodicals and serials, bibliographical publication, patents and specifications and other;

ii) microforms and audio visuals;

iii) electronic and machine readable materials. In recent years,

however, an interesting trend is steadily emerging. These forms are getting integrated, in that a print document is also concurrently being made available in microforms as well as in machine readable form. For example, many of the secondary publications such as indexing and abstracting services are available in print, microforms and machine readable data bases. This trend is likely to continue for many more years, as facilities for making use of these newer media vary among countries; the acceptance of these newer  media by users is also rather slow and halting. Hence the producers of information materials and publishers have to  tune themselves to different market conditions. Notwithstanding these developments, the print medium continues to dominate, particularly in developing countries like India. Therefore, we begin our study about the publishers of printed documents.  

Posted Date: 10/25/2012 5:55:37 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Information materials, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Information materials, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Information materials Discussions

Write discussion on Information materials
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
design a context level , level 0 and level 1 diagram for an information system business process

Catalogues and Bibliographies: There are  a number of commercial organisations like publishers, booksellers, distributors and printers  whose  main activity is to bring  out

Question: i. Distinguish between applications software and operating system software. ii. State utility programs related with the use of a hard drive. Describe the purpose

What are the different network perspectives in innovative research? Why do authors differ in how they define innovation networks? How can networks influence actions of its members?

Question: a) Explain what you understand by structured, semi-structured and unstructured problems. Where can a Decision Support System ( DSS) be useful? b) Explain what y

The World Wide Web (WWW or W3)   The WWW is the multimedia part of the Internet displaying a hyper text type of structure and search facilities. It was first developed for shar

It is a case study The ChoicePoint Attack ChoicePoint, a Georgia-based corporation, provides risk-management and fraud-prevention data. Traditionally, ChoicePoint provided motor

Differentiate between OLTP and OLPP