Information Evaluation Empirical Investigations in Engineering Organizations

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

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The management of information in engineering organizations is facing a particular challenge due to the ever-increasing volume of information. It has been recognized that an effective methodology is required to evaluate information in order to avoid information overload and to retain the right information for reuse. By whatever approaches, information evaluation judgments are made in the engineering organizations in order to support the businesses decisions. Investigating those practical methodologies would benefit the overall information evaluation research. This paper addresses this practical Information evaluation issue firstly by briefly reviewing the idea of information evaluation in related research work on the evaluation of information in various areas. Then a series of industrial empirical investigation activities based on interviews in engineering organizations are introduced. The evaluation approaches in those organizations are analyzed and compared according to the nature of some of the organizations. Finally the current practices are summarized and the outlooks of best practices are proposed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
EditorsD Remenyi
PublisherAcademic Conferences
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-906638-12-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation - University of London, Royal Holloway, London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 200812 Sept 2008


Conference2nd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • Information
  • empirical investigation
  • information evaluation


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