Defining a framework for the evaluation of information


Darlington, M. J., Culley, S. J., Zhao, Y., Austin, S. A. and Tang, L. C. M., 2008. Defining a framework for the evaluation of information. International Journal of Information Quality, 2 (2), pp. 115-132.

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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.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsDarlington, M. J., Culley, S. J., Zhao, Y., Austin, S. A. and Tang, L. C. M.
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    Uncontrolled Keywordsinformation life cycle,information curation,information preservation,through-life information support,information value and evaluation
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
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