An Exploration of Community-Based Organizations’ Information Management Challenges

Conference Paper


Sustainability of Community Based Information Practices


Dr Pauline Joseph




Proceedings of ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference

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A response to the increasing inability of community-based organisations to manage their current, historical and archival information assets, this study calls for the need for a common system that catalogues community-based information assets to be hosted by an Australian cultural institution. This paper identifies a range of challenges faced by such organisations, with a particular focus on a motor sports organisation as its case study and work in progress, such as the diversity of historic contents, the scattered location of archives and memorabilia, and the effort involved in digitising the majority of records from paper form.

How to cite:

Joseph, P. 2015. “An Exploration of Community-Based Organizations' Information Management Challenges”. In Proceedings of ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference. Edited by T. D. Wilson. Part 2., September 2-5 2014. Leeds: Information Research.