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Information Management - Bibliography

Bibliography on information management
By Leonard D. Will and Sheena E. Will
Updated by the TaxoBank editorial staff, October 2013
Assessing Information Needs in the Age of the Digital Consumer, 3rd edition. By David Nicholas and Eti Herman. London: Routledge, 2010.
Competing with Knowledge: The Information Professional in the Knowledge Management Age. By Angela Abell and Nigel Oxbrow. London: Facet Publishing, 2006.
Experience Design and Information Architecture Resources. By Jesse James Garrett. At
The Fourth Resource: Information and Its Management. Edited by David P. Best. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 1996.
Great Information disasters. Edited by Forest W. Horton and Dennis Lewis. London: Aslib, 1991.
"Twelve fascinating examples of how mismanagement of information leads to human misery, political misfortune and business failure."
The High Cost of Not Finding Information. By Susan Feldman. KMWorld, Volume 13, Issue 3 (March 2004). Available online at
InfoMap: A Complete Guide to Discovering Corporate Information Resources. By Cornelius F. Burk, Jr. and Forest W. Horton, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Information Management Press, 1991.
Information as a Corporate Resource: Moving to Centre Stage. By Angela Abell. Records Management Bulletin, Issue No. 77 (December 1996), pp. 9-12.
List of Internet resources on information architecture, which the author defines as "structural design of the information space to facilitate intuitive access to content", particularly in relation to Web site design and organisation to make it easy to find information.
Information as an Asset: The Board Agenda. By the Hawley Committee. London: KPMG/IMPACT, 1995.
A consultative document for chairmen, chief executives and boards of directors developed on behalf of the KPMG IMPACT Programme by a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert Hawley, chief executive of Nuclear Electric plc.
The Information Audit: An Important Management Tool. By Katherine Bertolucci. Managing Information, Volume 3, No. 6 (June 1996), pp. 34-35.
A brief account of the value, nature and procedures of an information audit.
Information Culture and Business Performance. Edited by Anne Grimshaw. Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England: University of Hertfordshire Press, 1995.
Includes BL R&D Report 6127 by Angela Abell and Vivienne Winterman, and additional papers.
Information in organisations: Directions for Information Management. By Joyce Kirk. Information Research, Volume 4, No. 3. Available at
The work of managers in small and medium-sized enterprises is very information-intensive and the environment in which it is done is very information rich. But are managers able to exploit the wealth of information which surrounds them? And how can information be managed in organisations so that its potential for improving business performance and enhancing the competitiveness of these enterprises can be realised? Answers to these questions lie in clarifying the context of the practice of information management by exploring aspects of organisations and managerial work and in exploring the nature of information at the level of the organisation and the individual manager. From these answers it is possible to suggest some guidelines for managing the integration of business strategy and information, the adoption of a broadly-based definition of information and the development of information capabilities. - Author's abstract
Information Management: A Consolidation of Operations, Analysis and Strategy. (Topics in Australasian Library and Information Studies, No. 18.) By Michael Middleton. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University, Centre for Information Studies, 2002.
Available for purchase as a PDF file. Information management as a discipline has become more prominent in recent times as enterprises seek effective ways to make use of corporate knowledge. It is now understood that this requires more than use of technology. Professionals with responsibilities in such areas as knowledge utilisation, strategic planning, records and archives systems, business analysis, libraries and data warehouses, have expressed information management strategies. They normally try to articulate approaches to dealing with organising and distributing information with attention to quality, or to determining needs of information users, or to analysing an environment that values the information and knowledge as resources and accordingly builds them into corporate planning. Most works have examined one of these areas without attending to the relationships between them. The principles have been confined to viewpoint of particular disciplines, or to particular levels of exploration. 'Information Management' extends the analysis from several perspectives. It consolidates material into a coherent framework of principles at operational, analytical and strategic levels that provides both an introduction to the field in general for students and a handbook for professionals. Michael Middleton teaches information management in the School of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology; his research interests in QUT's Information Systems Management Research Group are in information use analysis. - [Abstract from publisher's web site] Also see a review by Henry Fisher, originally published in Information Research, Volume 8, No. 2 (2003) as Review No. 75; available at
Information Management: From Strategies to Action 2. Edited by Blaise Cronin. London: Aslib, 2000.
Information Management and Library Science: A Guide to the Literature, 3rd edition. By Ray Prytherch. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 1994.
Information Management for Business. By Allan Taylor and Stephen Farrell. Metuchen, New Jersey and London: Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Information Management in Museums. By Elizabeth Orna and Charles W. Pettitt. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 1998.
"Exploring issues such as meeting the needs of users, human resources and training, how to choose a computer system and how to achieve integrated management of information in the context of new technology, multimedia and the Internet, the book presents plenty of practical advice. 19 case studies . . ." - Publishers' leaflet.
An Information Model of Organization. By David Kaye. Managing Information, Volume 3, No. 6 (June 1996), pp. 19-21.
A brief review, with 14 references, of work in organisation science and cognitive psychology of interest to information management.
Information Retrieval Design: Principles and Options for Information Description, Organization, Display, and Access in Information Retrieval Databases, Digital Libraries, Catalogs, and Indexes. By James D. Anderson and Jose Perez-Carballo. Foreword by Jessica Milstead. East Brunswick, New Jersey: Ometeca Institute, 2005.
Information Strategy in Practice. By Elizabeth Orna. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 2005.
"A reliable and comprehensive account of the key processes involved in developing organizational information policy and strategy, with realistic suggestions on carrying them through, grounded in real-life experience, with practical examples" - Publishers' leaflet
Integrated Information Systems. By Michael Brittain. British Library R&D Report, Volume 6054. London: Taylor Graham, 1992.
"This book describes research into the problems and possible solutions associated with the implementation of integrated information systems in UK organisations, carried out from the Department of Library and Information Studies at Loughborough University in 1990. The major part of the evidence collected is presented in the form of a number of case studies . . ." - Introduction
Integrating Corporate Information Services. By Ian Day. Records Management Bulletin, Issue No. 77 (December 1996), pp. 3-7.
Arguments and possibilities for integration, with examples from the author's organisation, the British Medical Association.
The Intellectual Foundations of Information Organization. By Elaine Svenonius. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: The MIT Press, 2000.
Integrating the disparate disciplines of descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, indexing, and classification, the book adopts a conceptual framework that views the process of organizing information as the use of a special language of description called a bibliographic language. The book is divided into two parts. The first part is an analytic discussion of the intellectual foundation of information organization. The second part moves from generalities to particulars, presenting an overview of three bibliographic languages: work languages, document languages, and subject languages. It looks at these languages in terms of their vocabulary, semantics, and syntax. The book is written in an exceptionally clear style, at a level that makes it understandable to those outside the discipline of library and information science. - [Publisher's blurb]
Introducing Information Management: An Information Research Reader. Edited by Elena Maceviéciåutçe and Thomas D. Wilson. London: Facet Publishing, 2005.
Information management has exploded in importance in recent years and yet until now there has been no reader to introduce students to the subject. This comprehensive international collection introduces the reader to the common topics and methodologies used in teaching Information Management, broadly: information behaviour; environmental scanning and decision-making; KM; and information strategy. These peer-reviewed papers represent an elite selection from the respected Information Research journal, each carefully updated to take into account recent developments. - [Publisher's Web page.]
An Introduction to Information Management. By David Aspinall. London: British Standards Institution, 2004.
This publication takes a detailed look at what to consider when implementing information management techniques within an organization. It describes a clear process; from the initial organizational analysis, to the final review. It provides an overview of why information and records are important, the sort of information you need to accumulate and how to introduce a change management process to meet current and future legislative, cultural and business needs.
Contents: Introduction; A world of information; Why we need to worry!; Information management today; The Government agenda; An immediate survival guide; Ensuring ongoing compliance - [Publisher's Web page.]
Making Knowledge Visible: Communicating Knowledge Through Information Products. By Elizabeth Orna. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 2005.
Contents: Foreword. Part 1 Basic Ideas: Before we begin; No business without information products. Part 2 Information Products in the Organisational Context: Introduction - The context of information products; The business of the organisation; The value that IPs add (and subtract); The stakeholders and their interests. Part 3 In Support of IPs; Introduction; Knowledge and information management in support of IPs; Infrastructure for IPs: information systems, technology tools; Information design, reconciler of conflicting constraints. Part 4 Action for IP Value - a Practical Process: Introduction; An information auditing approach; Making a start; Auditing information products; Into action for value from IPs; Index- Publishers' web site.
Managing Information. By Hugh Garai. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 1997.
"This workbook will show you how to achieve more by doing less, and introduce you to ways of thinking and acting that will help you to create a new framework for information handling . . ." - Publisher's leaflet.
Managing Information magazine. London: ASLIB.
Published ten times per year. There is an associated webpage (
Managing Information as a Corporate Resource. Proceedings of an Aslib conference, November 1995. London: Aslib, 1996.
The Nonsense of ‘Knowledge Management’. By T.D. Wilson. Information Research, Volume 8, No. 1 (October 2002). Paper No. 144. Available at Review at
Examines critically the origins and basis of 'knowledge management', its components and its development as a field of consultancy practice. Problems in the distinction between 'knowledge' and 'information' are explored, as well as Polanyi's concept of 'tacit knowing'. The concept is examined in the journal literature, the Web sites of consultancy companies, and in the presentation of business schools. The conclusion is reached that 'knowledge management' is an umbrella term for a variety of organizational activities, none of which are concerned with the management of knowledge. Those activities that are not concerned with the management of information are concerned with the management of work practices, in the expectation that changes in such areas as communication practice will enable information sharing. - Author's abstract
Organizing Information: Principles of Data Base and Retrieval Systems. By Dagobert Soergel. Orlando, Florida: Academic Press, 1985.
Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information, Fourth edition. By Jennifer Rowley and Richard Hartley. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2008.
Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge, and Organisational Effectiveness. By Patrick Lambe. Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing, 2007.
Taxonomies are often thought to play a niche role within content-oriented knowledge management projects. They are thought to be 'nice to have' but not essential. In this groundbreaking book, Patrick Lambe shows how they play an integral role in helping organizations coordinate and communicate effectively. Through a series of case studies, he demonstrates the range of ways in which taxonomies can help organizations to leverage and articulate their knowledge. A step-by-step guide in the book to running a taxonomy project is full of practical advice for knowledge managers and business owners alike. – Publisher’s catalogue page. The author’s description and contents list is at
Practical Information Policies: How to Manage Information Flow in Organizations, 2nd edition. By Elizabeth Orna. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Gower Publishing, 1999.
Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems, 4th edition. Edited by Robert D. Galliers and Dorothy E. Leidner. London: Routledge: 2009.
Technology and Management in Library and Information Services. By F. Wilfrid Lancaster and Beth Sandore. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1997; London: Library Association Publishing, 1997.
[Examines] not only the management of technology but [also] the potential of computer and related technologies to facilitate or improve management. - Publishers' brochure
The Value and Impact of Information. By Mary Feeney and Maureen Grieves. London: Bowker-Saur, 1994.
A collection of papers based on a series of Information Policy Briefings organized by the British Library Research and Development Department.
The Value of Information to the Intelligent Organisation. By HERTIS Information and Research. Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England: University of Hertfordshire Press, 1994.
The fourth volume in the series on Key Issues in the Information Business.