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UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA SARAWAK
FACULTY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Diploma in Information Management
(IM110)

FOUNDATION FOR INFORMATION STUDIES
(IMD102)

Sources of Information

Prepared by:
Ron Ely Julian (2011354741)

Prepared for:
Madam Suriani Binti Jack

Date of submission:
14th December 2011

SOURCES OF
INFORMATION

By
Ron Ely Julian (2011354741)

Faculty of Information Management
Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak
Kampus Samarahan

December 2011

Acknowledgement

Firstly I would like to thank God for his blessing that made me able to finish the assignment and submit in on time. The special thank goes to our IMD102 lecturer, Madam Suriani Binti Jack for the guidance and the support she gave us truly help the progression and smoothness of this assignment. The co-operation is much indeed appreciated. My grateful thanks also go to my classmates who are also my friends, Gondu, Rheo, Ros, Elsa, Zura, Talia and Ika that gave me advices during the time I was doing this assignment. The enthusiasm and imagination from you guys during the past five weeks is very great indeed. The whole time we spent together really brought us to appreciate the true value of friendship and respect of each other. Last but not least, Great deals appreciated go to the contribution of my faculty - Faculty of Information Management, which gave us this assignment in order to help build us to be a very dedicated students of University Teknologi Mara.

Ron Ely Julian
December 2011
Samarahan Campus, Sarawak

Abstract

The objective of this assignment is to discuss the four sources of information. The Source from people is very direct but it have the chance to be false because getting information directly from people means you are relying on their memories and memory gets blurry after a long time. Literature is strategic source of information, which it can be kept for a very long time in a form of things to pass the information to the next generation in the future. The organization is a reliable source of information according to the right organization of the information you are searching for because an organization member is full or experts and specialize. An information system is the most popular source of information these days because of the speed and the quality of information you can get in just a few clicks using machines such as computers via the Internet.

Keywords: sources of information, people, literature, organization, information system

Introduction of Information

You cannot be everywhere all the time to see all kinds of event that is happening all around the world for yourself. So you need other ways of getting information on all those hundreds, maybe millions of events you cannot witness yourself. When someone or something provides you with information, we call them a Source. Information is one of the world’s most important resources. As a human, we need it in our daily life to gain knowledge, to collect data, to solve problems and also to make decision. Information is a knowledge derived from data. Images, text, sounds, data and documents are included in information. Anthony Ralston define information is a data, which used in decision making. People, literature, organization and information system are the four types of information sources. Information is something that can lead to knowledge regardless and medium of its convincement to one and another person. There are three types of information that is quantitative, non-quantitative and graphics. Information is considered personal, organizational and national resource of great value. It is also must valuable when it is quickly and easily available plus effectively organized.

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Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………………............... Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………….... Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………….
Sources of Information…………………………………………………………………………...
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