Using a thimble to drink from a fire hydrant: information anxiety and the third sector
Cain, Lara Anne (2003) Using a thimble to drink from a fire hydrant: information anxiety and the third sector. QUT. [Working Paper]
In the last 10 years, the third sector has seen an eruption of texts, websites, discussion forums, conferences, new journals, new research centres and sector-specific degrees. This growing abundance of information allows for hitherto impossible networking, collaboration and general awareness of what is happening in the sector. At the same time, however, like staff in many industries, nonprofit professionals can suffer from an increasingly common 21st century malaise known as ‘information anxiety’. It is worth examining the sector through the lens of Information Studies theory, to question what the information technology needs of nonprofits are and how their information management techniques may differ from those in the public and private sectors. There are implications of this both for those within the industry (in terms of governance, training and public relations) and those external to it (who may form relationships with nonprofits on the basis of access to information).
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Keywords:||Information Anxiety, Information Technology, Nonprofit Organisations|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||01 May 2012 11:18|
|Last Modified:||30 Sep 2013 01:27|
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