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Information for Sustainable Development, Technology, People and Society, G. G. Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury - electronic bk

This book offers an information science perspective of the SDGs. It introduces the concepts and principles of information science and data management, before moving on to consider the current state of collection, management and use of different kinds of data for the SDGs at global and national levels
Table of contents
Intro -- Title page -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- About the Authors -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Data, Information, People and Society -- Introduction -- Information -- Data -- Data and information management -- People -- Information need -- Information seeking and information behaviour -- Information society, knowledge economy and knowledge society -- The human elements of a knowledge society and the SDGs -- About this book -- CHAPTER 2 Information and the Sustainable Development Goals -- Introduction -- Information and sustainable development -- Sustainable information systems -- Information for sustainability -- Creation and management of data related to the SDGs -- Metadata -- Metadata and SDGs -- Metadata terminology -- Metadata template for the SDG Indicators -- Additional metadata guidelines -- Summary -- CHAPTER 3 Sustainable Development Goals: Targets and Indicators -- Introduction -- Links among the SDGs -- SDGs and Targets: measuring the success -- Qualitative data Indicators -- Indicators with indirect measures and assumed outcomes -- Some Indicators that require data creation to be initiated by the general public -- Some Indicators that are the measures of success of the data agencies -- Metadata and vocabulary for SDGs -- Summary -- CHAPTER 4 Data, Information and Progress in SDGs -- Introduction -- Metadata and the FAIR principles -- SDG Indicators and tiers -- Data collection and reporting -- Some examples of metadata for Indicators -- Measures of achievements in SDGs -- Progress in SDGs and data challenges -- SDG16.10 Access to information -- Indicator 17.6.1: Access to the internet -- Summary -- CHAPTER 5 Capacity, Co-operation and Sharing of Data for SDGs -- Introduction -- Data gaps -- Information infrastructure and data timeliness -- Data availability challenges: some examples -- SDG17 - Global partnership
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non fiction
First edition.
Physical description
1 online resource (288 pages)
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