|Human Centred Systems
I n d e x
The new book Series reflects new directions in interdisciplinary
courses (e.g modularisation or semesterisation of course) , research
and academic debates on human centredness. The Series is aimed
at mainly two types of readership:
a) Students and staff concerned with courses and research into the theory, practice, methodologies, implementation, and the assessment of technology supported systems from the human centred perspectives.
b) General readership who are interested in innovations and fundamental
social, economic, cultural issues of new technology and their
implications for peoples and societies.
A text book in this area should aim at either of the following:
i) a defined disciplinary readership, and combine theory, practice, and methods introducing the reader to issues of development, design, assessment of systems involving information technology
ii) a defined interdisciplinary readership, and should combine two or all three elements above, and focus on the synthesis or analysis of the topics/themes of interest to interdisciplinary courses
iii) a general academic readership covering fundamental developments
in the theory, method or practice of technology or information
A book for this readership including scientists, technologists,
researchers and practitioners should cover new directions, innovations,
and fundamental issues of science and technology which affect
peoples and societies.
Multiple Author Books
The book editor (s) should ensure that all the chapters are well intertwined, cross referenced and maintain a cohesion of theory, method and practice expected of text books.
Books arising out of conference proceedings should be edited in
a form which demonstrates synthesis and cohesion at par with a
focussed text book.
Authors and editors of text books should:
i) identify academic readership, discipline area (s), courses, and justify the reason for publishing the book. All authors and editors should be asked to identify courses and disciplines at their own institutions and provide the names of librarians, colleagues, course tutors/course leaders who are likely to recommend the book as a text book for the courses.
ii) be asked for a list of courses at other institutions relevant to the proposed book, and a list of names of people who are likely to recommend their books for academic and general readership.
iii) asked to write one or two para to market their books, identifying
academic and general readership; suggestions and involvement
in promoting the book
2. Indicative Areas for Human Centred Systems Book Series
Illustrative Examples of Books for academic readership: