Twenty-nine years of the BIR annual survey, part 1: technological change

Tredinnick, Luke (2019) Twenty-nine years of the BIR annual survey, part 1: technological change. Business Information Review, 36 (3). pp. 106-124. ISSN 1741-6450

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This paper is the first part of a review of the Business Information Review Annual Survey, which has been published annually since 1991. The paper explores technological change as it has been revealed by the surveys. It uses a combination of content and thematic analysis to develop six key themes, which are discussed by reference to the original surveys: the telling case of CD ROMs; the Internet and the World Wide Web; changing information formats; the impact of digital technologies on information work; intranets and knowledge management, and newer technologies. The paper aims to summarise and consolidate longitudinal trends revealed by the survey, act as a guide to the rich data contained within the surveys themselves, and provide a testament to the wealth of professional experience captured in the BIR Annual Surveys. Its findings relate to the nature of technological change and the incorporation of new technologies by the information and knowledge management profession.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Information Review (BIR) Annual Survey; technology; technological change
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Luke Tredinnick
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 12:52


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