عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: It is imperative to consider how to manage personal information and how to apply this management to people with a large amount of information. The purpose of the present study was to identify various methods for organizing the personal information of the faculty members of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and to explore the factors affecting it.
Methodology: This study was carried out using qualitative method and through semi-structured interviews. Interviews continued to reach the data saturation level and sampling was done purposefully. 21 people were interviewed. Data analysis was done by the content analysis method.
Results: The research community organized their personal information collections into five thematic, noun, historical, linguistic and formal methods. From interviewers' point of view, the five factors that influenced the organization and management of personal information including factors related to personal information management, personal factors, career factors, computer related factors, and information related factors and sources of information were identified.
Conclusion: Given the variables such as the nature of the job, the type of information, individual differences, and other conditions and abilities, each faculty member uses its own method and method of organizing information. These methods and practices are not necessarily identical to the general similarities and are different for each other. Also, several factors, such as individual, occupational, computer issues, information resources and self-management information, can affect the organization of individuals.