Information governance2018

2008 Information governance

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other forms of study: 88
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Mitja Dečman, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

  • Introduction of Information Governance (IG)
  • Information Governance & Legal aspects;
  • Information Governance & Information Technology;
  • Information Governance & Privacy/Security
  • Information Governance for Delivery Platforms
  • Information Governance & Internet of Things and Big Data
  • Policy Writing
  • Information Organization – Taxonomies & Metadata
  • Information Governance Technologies
  • Maintaining Information Governance Program and Long Term Information Governance Program Issues
  • Information Governance Best Practices
  • Future of Information Governance

3. Readings

  • Smallwood, R. F. (2014), Information Governance: concepts, strategies, and best practices, Wiley CIO Series, Hoboken: New yersy
  • Franks, P. C., (2013), Records & Information management, Chicago: Neal Schuman
  • DLM 2014: making the information governance landscape in Europe, Lisboa, 2014 - Biblioteca Nacional Digital. (n.d.). Retrieved 7 September 2016, from, (Izbrani članki)
  • DEČMAN, Mitja (2016). Upravljanje infomracij, prosojnice. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • Vsebine v spletni učilnici.

4. Objectives and competences


  • student understands the role of Information Governance (IG) and its connection to corporate governance.
  • students are prepared to articulate how IG works within the framework of corporate governance and identifies the differences between IG, data governance, and IT governance
  • students are enabled to understands business considerations and key stakeholders for IG program
  • student is given a possibility to recognize areas of IG needs based on assessment, including policy deficiencies and needs
  • student is given a chance to articulate how IG is handled in a variety of delivery platforms
  • student can describe long-term IG program issues


  • ability to discuss implications of information governance within key impact areas of privacy, security, legal functions and information technology.
  • ability to apply information governance best practices to create and perform an information governance assessment
  • ability to evaluate information technologies for IG and applicable environments
  • ability to plan UI through long term perception

5. Intended learning outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • differentiate
  • identify stakeholders of IG and their roles
  • analyze IG from the legal viewpoint, privacy and security
  • debate on role and significance of IG in different technological environments
  • summarize main challenges of IG in public sector through different cases

6. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • seminar paper
  • group presentation
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • research work

7. Assessment

  • exam: written or spoken exam 60 %
  • seminar work, corresponding activities and oral presentation 40 %

To get the final grade the following condition must be met:
Written or spoken exam must be positive (more than 50 %).

8. Lecturer's references

  • DEČMAN, Mitja. Modeling the acceptance of e-learning in mandatory environments of higher education: the influence of previous education and gender. Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], Aug. 2015, vol. 49, str. [272]-281
  • DEČMAN, Mitja, VINTAR, Mirko. A possible solution for digital preservation of e-government: a centralized repository within a cloud computing framework. Aslib proceedings, ISSN 0001-253X, 2013, vol. 65, no. 4, str. 406-424, ilustr., doi: 10.1108/AP-05-2012-0049.
  • DEČMAN, Mitja, KLUN, Maja. Efficiency and usability of information systems: e-recovery system in Slovenia. V: ADAMS, Carl (ur.). Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on eGovernment, University of Portsmouth, UK, 18-19 June 2015. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2015, str. 79-86, ilustr.
  • DEČMAN, Mitja. Long-term digital archiving - outsourcing or doing it. Electronic journal of e-government, 2007, vol. 5, special Issue 2, str. 135-144, ilustr.
  • DEČMAN, Mitja. Responsiveness of e-government and the case of Slovenia. V: The5th European conference on e-government: University of Antwerp, Belgium, 16-17 June 2005. Reading: ACI, 2005, str. 15.
  • KOVAČ, Polonca, DEČMAN, Mitja. Implementation and change of processual administrative legislation through an innovative Web 2.0 solution. Transylvanian review of administrative sciences, 2009, no. 28 E, str. 65-86, ilustr.