Information and documentation in the Olympic Games, Sue Halbwirth & Kristine Toohey
This paper seeks to discuss information and documentation in the Olympic Games from three perspectives. Firstly, the paper discusses the information environment of the event organisers, the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and provides a case study of information and document management within the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG ).
The second section highlights the role of the parent organisation, the IOC (IOC) as a creator, recipient and collector of Olympic information. The final section of the paper deals with a cross-section of sources of Olympic related information and documentation compiled by organisations and institutions outside the Olympic Movement, for example, scholars, libraries and Olympic Studies Centres. Together these three sectors both within and external to the Olympic Movement provide a comprehensive body of knowledge about the Olympic Games.
Sue Halbwirth is the Director of KnowledgeScape Pty Ltd and has extensive experience as an information and knowledge manager and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media Arts, Communications and Information Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Previously she was Program Manager, Knowledge Management Services at SOCOG. Kristine Toohey Kristine Toohey is Associate Professor in the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Previously she was Program Manager, Communication Services at SOCOG. She is a Director of KnowledgeScape Pty Ltd, a consultancy specialising in knowledge management and event management.
Kristine Toohey is Professor at the Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel & Sport Management at Griffith Business School. Prof. Toohey has been involved in academic and operational terms in the field of sports management and the Olympics Games. Her main areas of expertise are in knowledge and information management at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, as well as historical analsysis of politics and women media coverage at the Olympics.