Examines the nature and content of Information Management courses currently offered by Australian universities, through an analysis of subject abstracts taken from the courses’ web pages. A lack of overlap between course content indicates the heterogenous nature of IM education and that courses may have had different disciplinary origins. On the other hand, the courses broadly conform to Gorman and Corbitt’s model of core competencies for IM, which represent the intersection of LIS and IS approaches. This suggests that despite differences in the details of syllabi, there is a common understanding amongst Australian academics that IM education should cover key middle ground between systems-based and user-based fields of study.
Hider, Philip and Ferguson, Stuart, "Information Management Courses in Australia: What Do They Teach?" (2007). ACIS 2007 Proceedings. Paper 8.