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David Schlangen <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 Apr 2012 15:33:28 -0700
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I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book pertinent to
Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services:

The Future of Personal Information Management, Part I: 

Our Information, Always and Forever

William Jones (University of Washington) 

Abstract |
PDF (2128 KB) |
> PDF Plus (1903 KB) 


We are well into a second age of digital information. Our information is
moving from the desktop to the laptop to the "palmtop" and up into an
amorphous cloud on the Web. How can one manage both the challenges and
opportunities of this new world of digital information? What does the future
hold? This book provides an important update on the rapidly expanding field
of personal information management (PIM). Part I (Always and Forever)
introduces the essentials of PIM. Information is personal for many reasons.
It's the information on our hard drives we couldn't bear to lose. It's the
information about us that we don't want to share. It's the distracting
information demanding our attention even as we try to do something else.
It's the information we don't know about but need to. Through PIM, we
control personal information. We integrate information into our lives in
useful ways. We make it "ours." With basics established, Part I proceeds to
explore a critical interplay between personal information "always" at hand
through mobile devices and "forever" on the Web. How does information stay
"ours" in such a world? 


This title is available online, free of charge to members of institutions
that that have licensed the
<> Synthesis Digital Library
of Engineering and Computer Science. Use of this book as a course text is
encouraged and the text may be downloaded without restriction at licensed
institutions or after a one-time fee of $20.00 at non-licensed schools. To
find out whether your institution is a licensed, visit <
<>> or follow the links above and
attempt to download the PDF. Additional information about Synthesis can be
found through the following links. If you have any further questions, feel
free to contact me. 


 <> Available
titles and subject areas
Information for librarians,
<> including pricing and
A review of Synthesis in the
%20synthesis%20review%20for%20web%202011.pdf> October 2011 issue of CHOICE
A review of Synthesis in  <>


A print copy of this book can also be purchased directly from the
&PCS=MCP> Morgan & Claypool Bookstore for $35.00 USD or from Amazon and
other booksellers worldwide.

Please write to request review or desk copies today! 

Thank you and best regards,

David Schlangen
Sales & Marketing Information Specialist
 <> Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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