INFORMATION MANAGEMENT-A STATE-OF-THE -ART STUDY. PART I - SYNOPSIS OF ORGANIZATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Information retrieval, which has traditionally included indexing and abstracting activities, is seen as only one of the major functions in an information system. A more broadly conceptualized information system should provide control over more varied and complex functions, such as those involved in problem-solving. Therefore, research activities in this area, which have up to now been labelled as information retrieval studies, will be discussed in this report from the more comprehensive viewpoint of an information management system. A state-of-the-art study in the information management area was undertaken since participation in this rapidly growing field should be based on sound decisions regarding the content areas as well as the methods and techniques which are to be applied. In this first report, a synopsis of research organizations and their sponsors is presented. In addition, several classification systems of the various functions of an information management system are described and evaluated. Trends which indicate the direction in which the field is moving are outlined.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware