What is Information Management?
In today’s knowledge economy, organizations that can’t properly utilize their information assets risk serious failure. Information management is an emerging field that is concerned with:
- The infrastructure used to collect, manage, preserve, store and deliver information
- The guiding principles that allow information to be available to the right people at the right time
- The view that all information, both digital and physical, is an asset that requires proper management
- The organizational and social contexts in which information exists
The purpose of information management is to:
- design, develop, manage, and use information with insight and innovation
- support decision making and create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies
The iSchool helps you develop a deep understanding of the users of information and the organizational and social goals information management serves. As a result, you are equipped to use information both as a competitive tool and a means to create positive organizational change.