Defining a framework for the evaluation of information

M J Darlington, Stephen J Culley, Y Zhao, S A Austin, L C M Tang

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Abstract: In any enterprise, decisions need be made during the life cycle of information about its management. This requires information evaluation to take place; a little-understood process. For evaluation support to be both effective and resource efficient, some sort of automatic or semi-automatic evaluation method would be invaluable. Such a method would require an understanding of the diversity of the contexts in which evaluation takes place so that evaluation support can have the necessary context-sensitivity. This paper identifies the dimensions influencing the information evaluation process and defines the elements that characterise them, thus providing the foundations for a context-sensitive evaluation framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Information Quality
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


  • information life cycle
  • information curation
  • information preservation
  • through-life information support
  • information value and evaluation


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