Abstract: Knowledge management has emerged as a discipline in the recent past. In spite of its growing popularity, confusion still exists on what the discipline is really about and whether it is actually distinct. This confusion extends to the nature and scope of competencies knowledge management practitioners are expected to have. The lack of
Abstract: The present thesis attempts to describe the Knowledge Management (KM) field in terms of its relevance to the Library & Information Science (LIS) professions. The methodology employed was a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches including administration of a web-based survey and the conduct of in-depth interviews targeted at LIS professionals.
Abstract: Kent State University and George Washington University have been collaborating around an initiative to strengthen KM education (mostly at the Masters and Ph.D. level) with what I understood to be a long term goal of strengthening the KM profession as a whole by turning KM into a “discipline” with a standardized set of
Abstract: Over the past decades, the information and knowledge professions have become an important facet of the modern economy. The rise of the Internet and the impact of globalization have changed the way companies do business and led them to direct their attention to the importance of managing knowledge and information. Realizing the value