Quality Information Concepts, Evolution, and Applications

Quality Information Concepts, Evolution, and Applications

José Poças Rascão (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3725-0.ch013


The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to a better understanding of the concept of quality of information in the field of information sciences, as well as in other areas of knowledge, based on the aggregation of existing literature. Is a descriptive research, with the aim of identifying and characterizing the attributes of quality of information as universal among the different areas of knowledge. The structure of the chapter synthesizes the existing academic work, seeking to generate new knowledge. The results can be used for practical application in different areas of knowledge. The chapter seeks to firstly identify the apparent attributes and then focuses in greater detail on some of these attributes.
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In the last years have seen a major transformation in the civilized world, that is to say, post-industrial age to the information age and knowledge. These days are the knowledge and information that links society and organizations, having become the information itself in an industry.

This dependence on knowledge and information will tend to increase in the coming years, the basic understanding of the importance of the information will be as important as they were before the expertise in the fields, in the age of the farmer or the basic industrial skills, in the industrial age. It is necessary to understand the resource information securely and efficiently. The innocence of the importance of information can be compared with the innocence of Madame Marie Curie when handled the radioactive uranium in his laboratory, unaware of the dangers to which they are exposed, and eventually pay that innocence with scientific life itself.

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