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The information audit : theory versus practice

Buchanan, S. and Gibb, F. (2008) The information audit : theory versus practice. International Journal of Information Management, 28 (3). pp. 150-160. ISSN 0268-4012

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Abstract

This paper presents and discusses five information audit (IA) case studies, which tested the application and usability of an IA methodology. The studies also trialled an IA scope matrix and incorporated process modelling. The main strengths of the IA methodology were found to be the logical structuring of stages, provision of a comprehensive toolkit, and the flexibility to remove stages not relevant to the client brief. A limitation of the methodology was found to be its lack of instructional depth. The IA scope matrix was successfully trialled, and process modelling proved extremely valuable, encouraging participant involvement by focusing on readily understandable aspects of day-to-day work, and providing an organisational model of information flow.

Item type: Article
ID code: 19985
Keywords: information audit, information resource management, information strategy, information systems, process modelling, Library Science. Information Science, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Networks and Communications, Information Systems
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 15:07
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 02:21
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/19985

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