The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a comprehensive resource describing the influence of information communication technology in scientific knowledge construction and spreading, with emphasis on the roles of product technologies, process technologies, and context technologies.
A reference point for studies on the use and application of information science in scientific knowledge construction, the Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technology covers the materials and instruments of information technology: from ICT in education to software engineering; the influence of ICT on different environments, including e-commerce, decision support systems, knowledge management, and more; and the most pervasive presence of information technology, including studies and research on knowledge management, the human side of ICT, ICT in healthcare, and virtual organizations, among many others. Addressing many of the fundamental issues of information communication technology, these estimable volumes will be a top-shelf resource for any reference library.
About the Author
Antonio Cartelli was born in Cassino (Italy) in 1954. He graduated in Mathematics at "La Sapienza" University in Rome and obtained, in the same University, the after-degree Special School Diploma in Physics. After the degree he taught non stop until 2001-2002 school year in national schools of different level. Outside the school he had different professional experiences. He was teacher of Computer Science in the educational center of the Local Medical Structure and in in-service training courses for teachers, he was also tutor for Programming Languages and Networking in distance courses, System Administrator and Webmaster in an Internet Service Provider and Network Administrator, Webmaster and Networking consultant for the Faculty of Humanities in the University of Cassino. As a winner of the national competition for a researcher he is now in the employ of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Cassino, Italy, where he teaches Basic computer science and Teaching and learning technologies. He actively participated in many national and international research activities and in 2006 coordinated the research local unit of the University of Cassino in a national project directed from the University of Florence and in an international projects coordinated from the University of Paisley, Scotland, UK.
Marco Palma is full time professor of Latin palaeography in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Cassino (Italy). His main research interests are the morphology and development of different scripts of books and charters in the Western Middle Ages (i. e. from the sixth to the fifteenth century). He is also working on the material aspects of manuscripts, as well as the transmission of classic and medieval texts before the invention of printing. He is particularly interested in the theoretical and practical problems of the description of medieval manuscripts, and the diffusion of scientific information and didactic contents through the Internet. The open catalogue of manuscripts, his recent main project, conceived some years ago along with Antonio Cartelli, was so far realized by two historic libraries in Italy (Malatestiana of Cesena and Lancisiana of Rome).