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Management of Information Organizations by Waseem Afzal

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Information

Abstract:

This chapter describes data, information, knowledge, and wisdom; it provides an explanation of various sources of information and of different means that can be used to access these sources. The chapter presents qualities of information and details concerning the content–conduit–user relationship. Human information behavior is explained, with special reference to the development of collective knowledge and wisdom. Finally, some insight is provided pertaining to the value of information along with the very reasons that lead to the creation of this value.

Key words

information

wisdom

sources of information

means to acquire information

human information behavior

value of information

Data, information, knowledge, and ...

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