Disciplinary Perspectives on Information Management

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    Abstract

    This paper addresses the need for a coherent conceptual framework for information management. The paper discusses the field of information management as represented by existing analyses of author affiliations, and a distinction is introduced between information management at institutional level and information management at conceptual level. Conceptual frameworks should be founded on concepts.
    One of the challenges of developing a framework is to delimit the area of inquiry. Is information management a discipline in its own right, or is information management several disciplines? Little research has examined information management in a disciplinary perspective. It is argued that an exploration of the components of a discipline is important as a foundation for development of a conceptual framework for information management.
    The paper concludes by suggesting that information management has three different underlying concepts: Information Management1: information management at institutional level. Information Management2: content-oriented information management, rooted in information science and Information Management3: technology-oriented information management, rooted in information systems. A coherent conceptual framework that incorporates disciplinary perspectives may provide a new theoretical understanding that helps us conceptualize the identity of information management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2012), Budapest, Hungary, August 30 – September 3, 2012
    EditorsGeorgios Giannakopoulos, Damianos P. Sakas, Dimitrios S. Vlachos , Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Publication date2013
    Pages534-537
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 30 Aug 20123 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information
    Number2
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period30/08/201203/09/2012
    SeriesProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Volume73
    ISSN1877-0428

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