An information system is any organized system for the collection, organization, storage and communication of information. An information system encompasses the interaction between people and information technology.
Types of Information
One way to categorise information is to consider who requires access to and/or would benefit from access to information, and the best way of delivering information to its intended audience.
- Public Information - access to some information is mandated by law. Section 125 (11) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states for example that; a council plan for example must be available for inspection by the public at- (a) the Council office and any district offices; and (b) any other place required by the regulations.
- Industry Information - information of interest and value to entire industries - almost all of the information on this site is this sort of information. (Encumbered & Unencumbered)
- Community Information - information mostly of interest to local communities, e.g. the nearest parks and leisure centres and exactly what facilities they contain.
- Organisational Information - information that is mostly only of interest or appropriate to share at the organisational level, e.g. internal telephone listings and the like. (Confidential and Non-Confidential)
- Decision Support System
- Executive Information System
- Knowledge Sharing
- Management Information System
- Records Management
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