Information Enterprises in Australia: A First Profile

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School of Library and Information Studies, Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, 1985 - Information services - 136 pages
The major objectives of this study of the private sector segment of the information industry in New South Wales, Australia, were to identify and categorize the information enterprises, and to provide a basis for the development of a broad model of the information transfer process. A non-random survey of information organizations was made, and the printed materials provided by the organizations were analyzed. Profiles were made of each of the 80 responding organizations that fit the "information enterprise" definition, although the organizations are identified by fictitious names. Information enterprises were then categorized into two major groupings--information management enterprises and information service enterprises--and categorized in sub-groupings within the two major groupings. A table was developed to summarize the services provided by both types of enterprises, and a model of the information transfer process was developed to relate the information enterprises and their activities to the wider information transfer process. The model is also provided in diagram form, and a 44-item reference list is provided. Six appendixes contain background material, a copy of the letter to organizations requesting information for the study, a list of organizations arranged in categories, and a list of the names and addresses of organizations that participated in the study. (EW)

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