"The Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History provides a complete A-to-Z reference guide to computers, their development, and their usage in today's world. Beginning with "Abacus," this two-volume set provides over 900 pages of facts, definitions, biographies, histories, and explanations of a remarkable variety of computer-related subjects.
The Encyclopedia's 600 entries--many of which represent the first reference treatment of their subjects--address the diverse topics that form the backbone of the information revolution. Entries include essays on major corporations, computing machines, software, networking, computing concepts, research, laboratories, and pioneering individuals in computing history. In addition to these essays, each entry is also followed by a helpful list of further reading on that subject.
Contributors to the Encyclopedia represent a wide cross-section of accomplished scholars in the fields of computer science and scientific history. Their informative, accessible essays enable readers to learn about computer history in a non-intimidating way.
An invaluable addition to any library collection, the Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History is an indispensable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and anybody with an interest in, or question about, computers." from publisher's web site
Science Reference QA76.15 .E53 2001
"The Encyclopedia of Information Systems provides essential answers to questions increasingly asked by people in all walks of life. People can no longer claim that information about computer viruses, for example, is unimportant to their work, or that advances in speech recognition and encryption will leave them unaffected. The Encyclopedia is therefore more useful than one might suspect to people well beyond the walls of information systems departments. Offering both general and technical information about major elements, issues, opinions, and key studies, as well as cross-references to related subjects, it captures the dynamic growth and complexity unique to our era." from publisher's web site
Science Reference T58.5 .E535 2003
"Advances in computer and telecommunications technologies during the past several decades, have facilitated the creation of virtual communities and organizations throughout the world. As the growth in virtual communities accelerates, researchers are facing new challenges to learn about the latest of research and practices in this fast growing filed.
The Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies provides the most inclusive coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies. This encyclopedia's entries have been authored by over 140 leading researchers from more than 25 countries, presenting an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in our global village. A compendium of over 830 terms and more than 2,250 references to published works on virtual communities are also included. This encyclopedia also offers coverage of upcoming and emerging technologies for virtual communities, human computer interfaces, new networking, mobile computing, Web services, and synchronous and asynchronous environments.Key Features:
- Numerous contributions from known international scholars providing comprehensive coverage of theory and concepts of Virtual Communities
- Example of best practices and case studies in in Virtual Communities around the World
- A compendium of over 800 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms provided by international experts
- More than 2,200 comprehensive references
- Organized by titles and indexed by authors and topics, making it a convenient methods of reference for readers
- Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information related to Virtual Communities and Applications.
- With the purchase of a print copy , your library will have access to the electronic edition of this encyclopedia, free of charge for the life of the edition."
Science Reference TK5105.83 .E52 2006
"Covers legal issues relating to information technology and the Internet.
Spam, pop-ups, intellectual property, and information transfer fall under a gray and fluid entity that is constantly changing as it attempts the difficult task of keeping up with the ever-expanding Internet. It is Internet law, and it faces the challenge of maintaining order in a new world without borders.
Using key events to illustrate major issues, Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises explores such significant legal battles as A&M Records v. Napster and Apple Computer v. Franklin Computer, allowing readers a look into stories of trade secrets, music theft, and industrial espionage.
As information technology grows and the Internet's global reach strengthens, it is becoming more difficult to define rules to regulate it. Governments have tried, for various reasons, to restrict Internet content but have not succeeded, in part because the international nature of the Internet makes enforcement difficult. Internet and the Law focuses on laws relating to intellectual property and freedom of expression, and presents information in a clear and concise manner, making it easily accessible to students and others researching the intricacies of Internet law.Title Features
- Over 140 A–Z entries including biographies of key people involved in the development of Internet legislation
- An expansive glossary of technical and legal terms cross-referenced for easy access to information
- A detailed chronology of major developments illustrating changes in legal issues relating to computers, information technology, and the Internet
- A comprehensive index for quick reference to the numerous topics covered
- Clearly explains complex legal and technical concepts
- Covers a wide range of topics such as domain name disputes, censorship, file-sharing, hacking, international law, and computer viruses
- Presents materials and information from diverse areas of law in a single volume
- Offers detailed notes and a guide for conducting further research and study"
"The Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a unique, comprehensive reference work that defines the entire discipline, bringing together the core knowledge from every one of the many specialties encompassed by electrical and electronics engineering. It is the ideal starting point for research projects, whether addressing basic questions in power systems and communications, or learning advanced applications in neural networks and robotics." from publisher's web site
Science Reference TK9 .E53 1999