The Evolving Value of Information Management: And Five Essential Attributes of the Modern Information Professional

The Evolving Value of Information Management: And Five Essential Attributes of the Modern Information Professional. Financial Times and Special Libraries Association. November 2013.

The report explores the evolving value of information management in today’s society. Reflecting the opinions of both information professionals (providers) and senior executives (users) worldwide, the aim is to identify the opportunities to enhance the value of information management to business and provide an actionable framework for the continuing success of the information function in any organisation. “Big data” and the proliferation of new technologies are shortening the time to an answer, and yet also causing many new challenges for both users and providers. Although this research shows contrasting perspectives between providers and users, many of the root causes of the issues are the same. Both suffer from information overload and spend too much valuable time filtering for information that is useful. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 35 pages, 2.92 MB].

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