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  • Data for the Public Goodby Alex Howard

    O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 0.00

    As we move into an era of unprecedented volumes of data and computing power, the benefits aren't for business alone. Data can help citizens access government, hold it accountable and build new services to help themselves. Simply making data available is not sufficient. The use of data for the public good is being driven by a distributed community... more...

  • Open Source Strategies for the Enterpriseby Simon Phipps

    O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 0.00

    So you're thinking of creating an open source community around your code? Here are some things you ought to know before you make your plans too firm. Community Types: There is no single "open source community." Rather, there are many groups of people gathered around many free software commons. Those gatherings are themselves of several different... more...

  • Open Source Strategies for the Enterpriseby Simon Phipps

    O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 0.00

    So you're thinking of creating an open source community around your code? Here are some things you ought to know before you make your plans too firm. Community Types: There is no single "open source community." Rather, there are many groups of people gathered around many free software commons. Those gatherings are themselves of several different... more...

  • Connecting ICTs to Developmentby Heloise Emdon; Laurent Elder; Ben Petrazzini; Richard Fuchs

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    “Connecting ICTs to Development” highlights over fifteen years of IDRC-supported research in the field through its Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) program.  more...

  • Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processingby Hang Li

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Learning to rank refers to machine learning techniques for training a model in a ranking task. Learning to rank is useful for many applications in information retrieval, natural language processing, and data mining. Intensive studies have been conducted on its problems recently, and significant progress has been made. This lecture gives an introduction... more...

  • Designed Technologies for Healthy Agingby Claudia B. Rebola

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 65.00

    Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging identifies and presents a variety of contemporary technologies to support older adults? abilities to perform everyday activities. Efforts of industry, laboratories, and learning institutions are documented under four major categories: social connections, independent self care, healthy home and active lifestyle. The... more...

  • The Information Revolution in the Middle East and North Africaby Grey Burkhart; Susan Older

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    This report explores the future of the information revolution in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The development gap in information and communication technology between MENA and OECD countries and between rich and poor sectors is likely to increase. more...

  • Les sociétés du savoir … en brefby Andreas Credé; Robin Mansell

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 15.00

    This book encapsulates the findings of the Working Group. It argues that although the costs of building ICT infrastructure in the developing world are high, the costs of not doing so ù in terms of benefits foregone ù are likely to be much higher. In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses... more...

  • Devices of the Soulby Steve Talbott

    O'Reilly Media 2007; US$ 18.99

    "Self-forgetfulness is the reigning temptation of the technological era. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers. In the computer's case, the... more...

  • Minimalismby Hartmut Obendorf

    Springer 2009; US$ 179.00

    The notion of Minimalism is proposed as a theoretical tool supporting a more differentiated understanding of reduction and thus forms a standpoint that allows definition of aspects of simplicity. This book traces the development of minimalism, defines the four types of minimalism in interaction design, and looks at how to apply it. more...