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Crisis Information Management. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • Published: November 2011
  • 228 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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

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.

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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