"Scholars and students finally have a reference work documenting the foundations of the digital revolution. Were it not the only reference book to cover this emergent field, Jones's encyclopedia would still likely be the best."
"The articles are interesting, entertaining, well written, and reasonably long. . . . Highly recommended as a worthwhile and valuable addition to both science and technology and social science reference collections."
--REFERENCE & USER SERVICES QUARTERLY, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
From Amazon.com to virtual communities, this single-volume encyclopedia presents more than 250 entries that explain communication technology, multimedia, entertainment, and e-commerce within their social context.
Edited by Steve Jones, one of the leading scholars and founders of this emerging field, and with contributions from an international group of scholars as well as science and technology writers and editors, the Encyclopedia of New Media widens the boundaries of today's information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage. With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the Encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field.
Unlike many encyclopedias that provide short, fragmented entries, the Encyclopedia of New Media examines each subject in depth in a single, coherent article. Many articles span several pages and are presented in a large, double-column format for easy reading. Each article also includes the following:
- A bibliography
- Suggestions for further reading
- Links to related topics in the Encyclopedia
- Selected works, where applicable
- Pioneers, such as Marc Andreesen, Marshall McLuhan, and Steve Jobs
- Terms, from "Access" to "Netiquette" to "Web-cam"
- Technologies, including Bluetooth, MP3, and Linux
- Businesses, such as Amazon.com
- Key labs, research centers, and foundations
- Laws, and much more
The Encyclopedia of New Media includes a comprehensive index as well as a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and easy access to information.
Public, academic, government, special, and private/corporate