Information culture: Exploration of differing values and attitudes to information in organisations

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Purpose - The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information culture, and to demonstrate its utility when considering information management in organisations. Design/methodology/approach - Case studies were conducted of organisations with similar functions, located in regions likely to have different cultural dimensions. Findings - The findings show that different values and attitudes to information are influencing factors of the information culture in the organisations studied. Practical implications - Knowledge and understanding of the features of information culture will assist with addressing the challenges of organisational information management in this globalised age. Originality/value - This research adds to the body of knowledge about information culture, in particular national dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-385
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Documentation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Information management
  • Information media
  • Organizational culture
  • Records management

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