5 ways to add value to information


As I prepare a presentation to the senior staff at one of Australia’s more innovative universities later this week I just had a glance at the slides to a keynote I did back in 2002 to the Australian Library and Information Association. I used the image below showing five ways to add value to information. It still makes sense.


  • Hi Ross,
    I like your framework of transforming low-value information to high-value information. May I propose a sixth component, if this is not already exist in one of the existing five, “combination”. The idea behind combination is a process to combine multiple information or knowledge sources to form a superior information or knowledge.
    I use this all the time when I am working on my software projects. I combine information from different sources such as books, forums, online blogs, colleagues, and friends to formulate a superior solution for a problem that I am trying to solve.