Information management courses in Australia: what do they teach?

Philip Hider, Stuart Ferguson

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Examines the nature and content of Information Management courses currently offered by Australian universities, through an analysis of subject abstracts taken from the courses’ web pages. A lack of overlap between course content indicates the heterogenous nature of IM education and that courses may have had different disciplinary origins. On the other hand, the courses broadly conform to Gorman and Corbitt’s model of core competencies for IM, which represent the intersection of LIS and IS approaches. This suggests that despite differences in the details of syllabi, there is a common understanding amongst Australian academics that IM education should cover key middle ground between systems-based and user-based fields of study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th ACIS
Subtitle of host publicationthe 3 Rs: research, relevance and rigour - coming of age
EditorsMark Toleman, Aileen Cater- Cater-Steel, Dave Roberts
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780909756963
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) - University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Duration: 05 Dec 200707 Dec 2007 (Conference proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
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