[former 2005 blog] Inaugural Post - Information Management Now!

In 2005, when blogs were still relatively new, I started a blog on Information Management. This inspiration for that blog was summarized in this head note:

So much stuff on information management, content management, information technology, data management, records management, library management... But how does it all come together? Where to find an "Information Management Body of Knowledge"? (IMBOK)

For the sake of continuity, I am importing a few posts from that old blog to give readers a sense of continuity from the old Information Management paradigm to the new Digital Transformation paradigm

Here follows the inaugural "Information Management Now" post.


There are lots of books, articles and web resources on specialized fields of Information Management, including records management, library management, information technology, various technologies such as XML, RSS, etc. - but it's is difficult to find an all-encompassing text dealing with Information Management as an integrated discipline.

For that reason, I have started this blog. If you like the theme and want to be kept informed of new posts, subscribe to the feed (you will need to install/have a news aggregator and to click on the red "XML" icon at the bottom of the menu on your right).

Also for that reason, I have developed course I310, titled "Integrated Information Management", for the Canada School of the Public Service. The course will be opened to federal public servants next fiscal year (March 1st, 2006 onwards). The pilot will be given December 12th to 14th, 2005. The Course Package review was today - ah, I mean, yesterday. So far so good - looks like it will be a good course!

Finally, in the process of developing the course, I found myself challenged to go a step further - to actually write a book on Information Management. I have taken the step - and sent a query to a literary agent. Hope it works!

publishedoriginally 30 November 2005