Information Management

Authored by: Brian Detlor

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Information management concerns the control over how information is created, acquired, organized, stored, distributed, and used as a means of promoting efficient and effective information access, processing, and use by people and organizations. Historically, three perspectives of information management have dominated the Library and Information Science literature: the organizational, library, and personal perspectives. Each deals with the management of the processes involved in the information life cycle. Each concerns itself with the management of different types of information resources. Today, a more consolidated view of information management in the LIS literature exists, largely due to driving forces in society such as digital convergence, changing library roles, and the emergence and popularity of Big Data. These forces have elevated the significance of information management and have raised awareness among people and organizations today of the importance and need to manage information both effectively and efficiently.

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