Organisational Culture for Information Managers

Organisational Culture for Information Managers

1st Edition - March 4, 2011

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  • Author: Gillian Oliver
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632759
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346500

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Description

In today’s digital environment the workplace is characterised by individuals creating information perhaps independently of formal systems, or establishing new systems without knowledge of information management requirements. This book explains and explores the concept of organisational culture, specifically within the domain of information management. It draws on the author's wide-ranging practical experience in different workplaces and uses research findings from cross-cultural studies of information management.

Key Features

  • Uses research findings from cross-cultural studies of information management
  • Provides tools to develop practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems
  • Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience in different workplaces.

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • List of tables

    About the author

    Introduction

    Scope and audience

    Structure

    Chapter 1: The significance of organisational culture

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Why is understanding organisational culture so important?

    Organisational culture and information management – academic research

    What is organisational culture?

    Summary and conclusions

    Chapter 2: National culture

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    The debate surrounding national culture

    Models of national culture

    Hofstede’s dimensions

    Summary and conclusions

    Chapter 3: The structural environment

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Language

    Regional technological infrastructure

    Overview of the regulatory environment

    Privacy

    Freedom of information

    Conclusion

    Chapter 4: Occupational culture

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Occupational culture

    Occupational culture and information behaviours

    The impact of occupational culture on information management in a university

    Our occupational cultures

    Conclusion

    Chapter 5: Corporate culture

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Corporate culture – the tip of the iceberg

    Management style

    In-house language and narratives

    Visual cues inside the organisation

    External representation

    Conclusions

    Chapter 6: Assessing information culture

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Framework for assessment

    Conclusions

    Chapter 7: Scenarios

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Organisation types

    Scenario one: establishing a special library service

    Scenario two: developing a business case for a digital library

    Scenario three: implementing an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS)

    Scenario four: establishing an in-house archives repository

    Conclusions

    Conclusion

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: March 4, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632759
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346500

About the Author

Gillian Oliver

Dr Gillian Oliver is a Senior Lecturer in Archives and Records Management at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her background in professional practice spans both library and records environments – most recently in digital preservation. Working in Britain, continental Europe and New Zealand prompted an interest in cultural differences for Oliver in the ways in which information is managed. This has been her principal motivator in researching organisational culture in depth.

Affiliations and Expertise

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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