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Information Profession in Digital Transformation and Development: Future Directions

Information Profession in Digital Transformation and Development: Future Directions
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Author(s): Elisha Ondieki Makori (University of Nairobi, Kenya) and Connie Bitso (University of Fort Hare, South Africa)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 24
Source title: Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Barbara Jane Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (retired) & Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7258-0.ch001

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Abstract

Industrial revolutions have changed and transformed humanity and society over time and continue to advance development with evidence across disciplines and professions. The purpose was to explore where the information profession and discipline fit in the broad spectrum of digital transformation and development. It aimed to examine the extent to which digital transformation has enhanced information management in organizations; find out real case applications of the digital transformation and development in information organizations; establish emerging digital technologies in the context of data, information, and knowledge in organizations; and determine professional dimensions and directions imperative for sustaining future digital innovations in organizations. Digital transformation, sustainable development, and the information profession are triple principal forces of human and societal change. The information profession and discipline has influenced and advanced digital transformation through data, information, knowledge, technology, people, and services.

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