Understanding information culture: Conceptual and implementation issues

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    Information culture is a concept with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions. Nevertheless at a time when social and cognitive aspects of information and communication systems are recognized as being of similar significance as the technological functionality, the concept of information culture is demonstrating considerable value. This paper explains the concept of information culture and considers its value from two main perspectives: firstly as providing an analytical tool, and secondly as a means of providing practitioners with insight and sensitivity to the organisational contexts of their workplaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-14
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Information Science Theory and Practice
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


    • Archival science
    • Information culture
    • Information management
    • Organisational culture
    • Records management

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