Crisis Information Management. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719535
  • November 2011
  • 228 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book explores the management of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. Natural disasters, such as the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 and human-made crises, such as the recent political disruption in North Africa and the Middle East, have demonstrated that there is a great need to understand how individuals, government, and non-government agencies create, access, organize, communicate, and disseminate information within communities during crisis situations. This edited book brings together papers written by researchers and practitioners from a variety of information perspectives in crisis preparedness, response and recovery.

- Edited by the author who coined the term crisis informatics
- Provides new technological insights into crisis management information
- Contributors are from information science, information management, applied information technology, informatics, computer science, telecommunications, and libraries

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The effects of continual disruption: Technological resources supporting resilience in regions of conflict
Law enforcement agency adoption and use of Twitter as a crisis communication tool
Promoting structured data in citizen communications during disaster response: An account of strategies for diffusion of the 'Tweak the Tweet' syntax
Heritage matters in crisis informatics: How information and communication technology can support legacies of crisis events
Information needs and seeking during the UK 2001 foot-and-mouth crisis
The Ericsson Response
a ten year perspective: In the light of experience
Information systems in crisis
Community media and civic action in response to volcanic hazards
Public libraries and crisis management: Roles of public libraries in hurricane/disaster preparedness and response
Academic libraries in crisis situations: Roles, responses, and lessons learned in providing crisis-related information and services.

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Hagar, Christine
Dr. Christine Hagar is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University, River Forest, USA. Dr. Hagar holds a PhD. in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her research explores how communities manage, organize and disseminate information in crisis and emergency situations. She has worked in the USA and UK as an academic librarian, as a consultant with the British Council and the UK Department for International Development, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, UIUC.

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