Abstract: The emergence of Knowledge Management (KM) has raised an on-going debate on how it may relate to pre-existing fields and schools of thoughts. The main dispute focuses on whether Library and Information Science (LIS) and KM are distinct fields of specialisation. Whilst one school claims that KM is merely a new name for
Abstract: The need for more knowledge management courses is starting to be recognised and a few such courses are now being established. The MSc in Knowledge Management Systems at South Bank University, which commenced two years ago, is one such example. The course is based in the School of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics.
Abstract: “You know when something is more than a passing fad,” notes David Skyrme “academic institutions start planning courses.” Indeed, not only academic institutions, but member organisations and consultancy firms too, including David Skyrme Associates. Indeed, on 11th October this year, the City Information Group are chairing a discussion evening, at the Baltic Exchange,
Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of the departments of Library and / or Information Science (L/IS) in South African universities in the training of Knowledge Management (KM) competencies. A questionnaire was e-mailed to thirteen L/IS departments, of which 9 (69%) responded. All respondents showed great interest in KM as an L/IS competency. They
Abstract: Knowledge management is a growing discipline and its structure and boundaries have been examined using different perspectives. This study is based on the KM curricula of 13 graduate degree programmes for producing a KM framework, based on the collective wisdom of curriculum designers of these programmes. Analysis of curricula was conducted at two