Knowledge Mangement in Libraries

May 7, 2006 at 1:14 am 1 comment

Michael, of Library Crunch, writes a post called Managing Our Expertise

I'm so excited to see knowledge management mentioned in the library context! One would think, though, that libraries would be a natural environment for KM. After all, libraries are about storing and exchanging information. However, the vital missing ingrediant, as Michael notes is a lack of knowledge transfer. It is difficult to capture ideas and experiences beyond the required statistical and usage reports. However, organizations in general have found that we need qualitative information as much as we need quantitative information.

I am convinced to the marrow of my bones that these fields that have become my passion can and need to learn from one another! Anyway, just a quick look at this note tonight.


Entry filed under: Knowledge Management, Library Science.

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  • 1. LibraryCrunch  |  May 20, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Managing Our Expertise…

    Your desk librarian spends twenty minutes answering a question on voter turnout by demographic in your county. The library’s telephone help line steers a student to a unique online resource to help him answer a complicated homework assignment que…


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