Information at Work

Mar 2019 | 200pp

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Information at Work
Information management in the workplace

Edited by Katriina Byström, Jannica Heinström and Ian Ruthven

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
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


'...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

Katriina Byström, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway and University of Borås, Sweden

Jannica Heinström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Ian Ruthven, Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval, University of Strathclyde

Diane Rasmussen Pennington
, University of Strathcylde; Elena Maceviciute; Swedish School of Librarianship and Information Science, University of Borås; Eric Thivant, iaelyon Business School, University of Lyon; Gunilla Widén, Åbo Akademi University; Jela Steinerová, Comenius University in Bratislava; Nils Pharo, Oslo Metropolitan University.

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