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Information at Work: Information management in the workplace



Foreword by Professor Annemaree Lloyd, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Boras

Today's society is characterized by quick technological developments and constant changes to our information environments. One of the biggest changes has been on our workplace environments where technological developments have automated work processes that were previously done by manual labour whilst new professions and work tasks have emerged in response to new methods of creating, sharing and using information.

Information at Work: Information management in the workplace provides a comprehensive account of information in the modern workplace. It includes a set of chapters examining and reviewing the major concepts within workplace information, from over-arching themes of information cultures and ecologies, to strategic concerns of information management and governance, and to detailed accounts of questions and current debates.

This book will be useful reading for researchers in Information Science and Information Management and students on related courses. It is also suitable to be used as an introductory text for those working in allied fields such as Management and Business Studies.

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Foreword: Situating the role of information in the messy
and complex context of the workplace
Annemaree Lloyd

1 Work and information in modern society: a changing
Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström and Ian Ruthven

2 Information activities and tasks
Elaine G. Toms

3 Information culture
Gunilla Widén and Jela Steinerová

4 Information management 81
Elena Macevičiūtė and Eric Thivant

5 Information artefacts
Katriina Byström and Nils Pharo

6 Information attributes
Diane Rasmussen Pennington and Ian Ruthven

7 Workplace Information Environment – challenges and opportunities for research
Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström and Ian Ruthven


Katriina Byström, Oslo and Akershus University College and University of Borås.
Jannica Heinström, Åbo Akademi.
Ian Ruthven, Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval, University of Strathclyde.

'...this is a gripping account of how information works in the modern workplace. The act of reading it is unlikely to leave any information professional unchanged, and will provide them with a base on which to observe, redesign and discuss information management systems and services in their environment.'- Dion Lindsay, Managing Director, Real Knowledge Management (DLC Ltd), k&im Refer

KIM Refer

'Overall, Information at Work is a thought-provoking and highly accessible overview of core principles governing the information landscape and our interactions with and within it. Each chapter provides a different angle from which we can appreciate the challenges and dividends associated with dealings with information in practice; the range of angles ensures that practitioners across the fields of library and information professions will find applications to their professional (and personal) lives.'

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