An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services.
Patterson, Liane; Martzoukou, Konstantina
The present study investigated the processes information professionals, working in a business environment, follow to meet business clients information needs and particularly their involvement in information synthesis and analysis practices. A combination of qualitative and quantitative data was collected via a survey of 98 information professionals across North America and follow-up interviews with eight Canadian information professionals. It was found that there is an increasing need for value-added services, which incorporate synthesis and analysis but the level of information professionals involvement differs depending on a range of factors such as clients needs and attitudes, information professionals knowledge of the subject area and their length of time working in a particular organization. Information synthesis and analysis in a business context is mostly a collaborative process and principles of analysis are required throughout the entire cycle of information seeking. For the effective transition of information professionals to information synthesists and analysts more effective support may be required to develop a set of essential skills and knowledge.
PATTERSON, L. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. An examination of Canadian information professionals' involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 44(1), pages 47-64. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000611426215
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 10, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 10, 2011|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Jun 4, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 4, 2015|
|Journal||Journal of librarianship and information science|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Business information needs; Business information services; Competitive intelligence; Information analysis; Information synthesis|
PATTERSON 2012 An examination of Canadian information
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