Master Vorlesung/Seminar Enterprise Information Management

Vorlesung mit zugehörigem Seminar, Wahlpflicht, Master IM und WI

Seminar als Blockseminar während des Sommersemesters.


Wahlweise Anrechnung auf die folgenden Kurse aus dem Modulhandbuch für Wahlpflicht Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik:

  • IMBH04: Medienmanagement
  • IMHK04: Wissens- und Kooperationsmanagement
  • IMHK05: Entrepreneurship, Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement
  • WIPS02: Business Software
  • WIPS04: Collaborative Business


Auf dieser Webseite finden Sie Informationen zu:

1. Vorlesung

2. Seminar

Informationen in Klips:

1. Vorlesung

Master Vorlesung Enterprise Information Management




Prof. Dr. Susan Williams

Zeit und Raum

Mittwochs von 09:15-12:00, Raum E428

Achtung: Aufgrund der Summer Academy wird dieser Kurs über einen Zeitraum von 8 Wochen dreistündig abgehalten. Der Kurs endet vor der Summer Academy und gibt den Masterstudierenden die Gelegenheit, daran teilzunehmen.



Beurteilung und Leistungsnachweis

Die Noten dieses Moduls ergeben sich 50:50 aus den Ergebnissen der Klausur und der Note der Seminararbeit. Beide Teile müssen bestanden sein.


Hauptklausur: 22.06.2011, 09.00 Uhr

Dauer: 90 Minuten (50% der Modulnote)

Hinweis: Die Nachklausur wird als mündliche Prüfung zu Beginn des WS11/12 durchgeführt. Voraussetzung für die Zulassung zur Nachklausur ist die Teilnahme an der Hauptklausur. Bei mehr als 10 Personen erfolgt auch die Nachklausur schriftlich.


Vorlesung (2 SWS): 3 LP

Seminar (2 SWS): 3 LP

Total (4 SWS): 6 LP

Anzahl Teilnehmer

Minimum: 5 (bei einer Belegung von weniger als 5 Studenten wird dieser Kurs nicht durchgeführt)

Maximum: Durch Raumgröße bedingt

Lecture Course Description

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) encompasses the business and technology functions that manage corporate information assets. The focus is on the management of digital information across its entire lifecycle from creation to destruction and on the technologies and services to achieve this.

This course provides a comprehensive study of enterprise information management concepts and practices, and their use in achieving business objectives. The course examines the theories behind strategic information management and applies them to digital information initiatives within an organisation. Topics covered include: information needs analysis and information audits, information and document design, information organisation and technologies for unstructured information management. Specific emphasis is placed on the design of usable, scalable, standards-based information resources and students will gain experience in undertaking information audits, information needs analysis and designing an information service.

The lecture course is closely linked to the EIM seminar and students are required to complete both the lecture and seminar to complete the full module.


2. Seminar

Komplementär zur gleichnamigen Vorlesung

In the EIM seminar, participants will prepare, write and present a research paper on a key topic in the area of enterprise information management.

Beginn (Themenvergabe)

First meeting for the selection of the topic: 20.04.2011

Exam assignment: Research project

The aim of this assignment is to develop your information seeking, organisation and analysis skills. The assignment encompasses different stages of the information management cycle, beginning with the acquisition and organisation of information through to synthesis, analysis and knowledge transfer. The assignment is divided into three parts as below.

Marks: 50% of total module marks

Part 1: Annotated bibliography (10/50)

Part 2: Information Resource (25/50)

Part 3: Presentation (15/50)


You are required to complete a research project on a topic related to Enterprise Information Management and prepare an information resource on the topic. In undertaking the assignment you will complete the work of an analyst undertaking a business research/environmental scanning project. A choice of topics will be made available prior to the first face to face meeting.

Assignment Part 1: Information seeking, selection and organisation

Carry out a literature search and identify key journal papers, industry white papers and web sites relevant to your chosen topic.

Review the articles you find and select those most appropriate to your topic area.

Using Lotus Quickr, create an annotated bibliography. This should contain bibliographic information and annotations for a minimum of 10 good quality references. For digital resources include links to web sites or .pdf files in your Quickr library. Each annotation should be approximately 100-150 words in length.

Create a report containing the following:

  • Introduction and discussion of the sources you have searched, the search terms you used and the criteria you used to select/reject articles
  • Ten annotations and bibliographic information for your selected articles.

Submit the following deliverables for Part 1: A printed copy of the report

NOTE: full details about creating an annotated bibliography will be given in the first face to face meeting.

Marks will be awarded for:

  • accuracy of the annotated bibliography - including: the depth, breadth and currency of the publications selected; use of a consistent method for presenting bibliographic information.
  • quality and presentation of the annotations

Assignment Part 2: Information analysis, synthesis & information product design

In this part of the assignment you will be involved in analysing and synthesising the articles/papers gathered in Part 1 and preparing an information product/service on the topic.

Undertake a critical review of the literature gathered in Part 1 and prepare a resource that provides an overview of the topic. Identify the key issues, debates etc. and include examples to help illustrate your points.

The resource can be in the form of a blog, wiki, digital library or any other tool you think is suitable for delivering the information to users within a company. The material should be well-organised and well-written and presented in a format that is useable and appropriate to the target audience.

Submit a link to your resource so that it can be viewed in full.

Marks will be awarded for:

  • clear definition of, and introduction to the topic area
  • explanation of the key issues and challenges associated with the topic
  • appropriateness of the information design of the report
  • quality of the presentation of the key issues (in terms of flow of ideas, structure etc.)

Assignment Part 3: presentation of your resource and explanation of your design choices

The final part of the exam assignment is a presentation of your resource. Here the focus is not on the content but on the way you designed the resource and your plan for ensuring that the resource will be adopted and used.

NOTE: we will discuss the presentation and how it should be structured in one of the face to face meetings.

List of possible topics

  • Case management: technologies and information management issues
  • Enterprise information portals and business mashups – business uses, technologies and information management issues
  • Folksonomies and metadata for the organisation of information
  • Email usage policies and email storage issues
  • Content management - current issues, trends and systems
  • Electronic Discovery - current issues and information management challenges