Crisis Information Management
Communication and Technologies
- Christine Hagar, Dominican University, USA
This book explores the management of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. Natural disasters, such as the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 and human-made crises, such as the recent political disruption in North Africa and the Middle East, have demonstrated that there is a great need to understand how individuals, government, and non-government agencies create, access, organize, communicate, and disseminate information within communities during crisis situations. This edited book brings together papers written by researchers and practitioners from a variety of information perspectives in crisis preparedness, response and recovery.
Information scientists, librarians, knowledge managers, crisis information managers, government, state and local emergency management officials, disaster and emergency policy makers, non-governmental organizations and their teams, and disaster researchers. Faculty and students of information science, information management, information systems, library science, and knowledge management.