Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2016, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (1): 105-112.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2016.01.105

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The Impact of Big Data Age on Information Management Education: Challenges and Countermeasures

Zhang Jianian Luo Yi Chen Baitong   

  • Received:2015-08-03 Online:2016-01-26 Published:2016-01-26


The development of big data and its technologies has been a revolutionary impact on the various domains of data analysis and information services. Thus it has massive needs for talents of data analysis. How does information management education adapt to the impact and the needs of personnel training? After introducing the concept of big data and relative technologies, the paper discusses the big data’s influences on the course system, theoretical basis, and practical application of iSchools education. And then, this paper also discusses the possible negative effect of big data. In the end, the paper puts forward the strategic reform of information management education to meet the requirements of personnel of data analysis, meanwhile, it sujests that we should insist on keeping the core idea of information management education in the big data age.

Key words: Big data,  Talents of data analysis,  Data science,  Information management education,  iSchool

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