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Management of Information Organizations. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719787
  • Book
  • June 2012
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

This book is a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of Library Information Science (LIS) and provides a succinct but deep account of management and information organizations. Management of Information Organizations presents a broad view of the information organizations and the nature of management in these organizations, and how information professionals are affected by such management systems. The book equips the reader with the knowledge that will enable them to develop a strong intellectual foundation relating to management and its manifestation in an information organization and provides a significant step towards developing a body of management knowledge pertinent to the context of LIS.

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List of figures

List of abbreviations



About the author

Chapter 1: Information


Data, information, knowledge, and wisdom

Sources of information

Means to acquire information


Qualities of information

Content, conduit, and user

Human information behavior

Value of information

Chapter 2: Organizations



Brief history of early organizations and progression to the current ones

Organization theory perspectives

Application of organization theory perspectives to information organizations

Constituents of an organization

Organizational departments and functions

Chapter 3: Management


Introduction to management

Management process

Management in information organizations

Management in the information age

Chapter 4: Information organizations



Information organizations: definition and description

Important foundations

Information organizations sector

Libraries and museums: information organizations

Salient features of information organizations

Chapter 5: Role of information managers and information professionals in organizations



Information manager

Information professional




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Waseem Afzal Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Waseem Afzal is a member of the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University in Australia. His research has been published in various journals, including the Journal of Information Science; International Journal of Education Research; Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal; Journal of Information, Society and Justice; and Emporia State Research Studies. Afzal's current research interests include the topics of management, organizational theory, strategy design, information industry, research methods, and socio-cultural influences on human information behaviour, LIS education, human information interaction, knowledge management, and information economics.
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