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Articles from Vol. 87, No. 2, Spring

Information Policy Audit: A Case Study of an Organizational Analysis Tool
Introduction In order for organizational management activities to be conscious, deliberate, and collaborative efforts, they must be supported by an effective information infrastructure with rationale and protocols. This infrastructure must be based...
Museum Libraries: The More Things Change
Museum: An organized and permanent nonprofit institution, essentially educational or aesthetic in purpose, with professional staff, which owns and utilizes tangible objects, cares for them, and exhibits them to the public on some regular schedule. American...
Positioning Strategic Information: Partnering for the Information Advantage
Introduction In Hamal and Prahalad's book titled Competing for the Future (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994), they analyze current concepts about competitiveness in the context of today's revolutions: "the environmental revolution, the genetic...
Technical Communications in Engineering and Science: The Practices within a Government Defense Laboratory
Introduction The technical communication and information-related activities of engineers and scientists have been a topic of study and discussion for more than 40 years. There is little to challenge the notion that both groups rely heavily on information,...
The Higher Managers Are in an Organization, the Worse Information They Get
Problem The higher managers are in an organization, the worse information they get. This seemingly outlandish statement is my conclusion after practicing 28 years as an information scientist in a corporation. The reasons behind it are simple. Each layer...

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