| || Leveraging Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Information Professional |
Author :Tripathy, Jayanta Kumar;Patra, Nihar Kanta;Pani, Manas Ranjan
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(6) ; 2007 ; pp.65-73
Abstract : Knowledge management (KM) is a very rapidly developing area in which the library and information professionals have a critical role. Significant changes are required in their role, skills, education and training so that they can confidently face the challenges of KM in the changing digital environment. The paper describes the process and various information and communication technology tools involved in KM and discusses the transformation of information management to KM. The paper also highlights the role, skills and challenges library and information professionals need for managing knowledge.
Keywords : Information management;Knowledge management;Information and communication technology (ICT);Information professional
| || Education for the information management profession: Challenges and opportunities |
Author :Raghavan, K.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(2) ; 2007 ; pp.21-26
Abstract : The paper addresses the implications of a few major emerging trends in the design of educational programmes for the information profession. It describes the emergence of the knowledge society, the phenomenon of the globalisation, and convergence of the technologies. It also describes the direct bearing these phenomena have on education for the information management profession.
Keywords : Information management;Knowledge society;Globalisation;Knowledge economy
| || Information management in digital environment: A librarian’s perspectives |
Author :Sridhar, M.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(4) ; 2007 ; pp.46-51
Abstract : Digital invasion of recent years has shaken librarianship. This paper tries to look at some important issues of information management in libraries in the light of such invasion. The issues discussed are digital decay as against paper decay, accessibility interpretation in digital world, utility of e-journals, gray content boom, problems of access to excess, human dependence of information sharing and collaboration, disintermediation and identity crises problems of librarianship, drawbacks of OPACs, etc. as a consequence of digitisation in libraries.
Keywords : Digitisation;Librarianship;Information management;Digital resources
| || Knowledge Management: Tools and Techniques |
Author :Ghani, Syed Raiyan
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(6) ; 2009 ; pp.33-38
Abstract : Knowledge management is not one single discipline. Rather it is an integration of numerous endeavours and fields of study. This paper provides a framework for characterising the various tools and techniques available to knowledge management practitioners. It provides an overview of a number of key terms and concepts, describes the framework, provides examples of how to use it, and explores a variety of potential application areas. The stress of knowledge management tools and techniques has been manoeuvred to share knowledge through communication and collaboration tools which specify the shift from process to practice.
Keywords : Knowledge management;information management;retrieval-ware;web-based tools
| || Changing Paradigm for Information Professionals in Knowledge Management Age |
Author :Ganguly, Shantanu
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(5) ; 2007 ; pp.05-16
Abstract : Knowledge has become the key driving force in the present day. Gone are the days when organisations and institutions were reluctant and complacent in sharing of information. Today, every organisation has understood the importance of knowledge. Organisations all over the world are utilising technology tools to make their systems more competitive and dynamic. This paper aims to stimulate information professionals to explore the potential impact of Knowledge Management (KM) and also examines the role of information professionals to take the added advantage of KM to improve the effective application of their skills.
Keywords : Knowledge management;Information professionals;Knowledge workers;LIS professionals;Groupware;Information management