Management of Information Organizations

Management of Information Organizations

1st Edition - June 18, 2012

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  • Author: Waseem Afzal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633039
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346241

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a foundation of the core concepts (i.e., management, information, organizations, information organizations, and the role of information professionals in organizations)
  • Brings a multi-disciplinary point-of-view to the reader: concepts will be drawn from management, organizational theory, information science, consumer behaviour, and economics. They will be used to present the whole thesis of the book
  • A blend of both theoretical and practical perspectives will be showcased


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    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




Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2012
  • Published: June 18, 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633039
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346241

About the Author

Waseem Afzal

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Charles Sturt University, Australia

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