Implementing Knowledge Management In Indian Academic Libraries

Nazim, Mohammad and Mukherje, Bhaskar Implementing Knowledge Management In Indian Academic Libraries. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 2011, vol. 12, n. 3. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Explores library professionals’ perceptions of knowledge management concepts, thier applications and the challenges for incorporating them into academic library practices. The study is based on the review of literature and the results of web-based survey of sixty-four library professionals of thirty academic libraries in India. The findings suggest that the term ‘knowledge management’ is familiar to most of the professionals but the ways of knowing and degrees of their understanding are varied. They focused primarily on management of explicit knowledge and their roles were perceived as basic information management activities. Professional education and training programs, community of practices, information technology and knowledge sharing were identified as the important tools of knowledge management in academic libraries. Misunderstanding of knowledge management concepts, lack of knowledge sharing culture, top management commitment, incentives and rewards, financial resources and IT infrastructure are found to be the major challenges faced by library professionals to incorporate knowledge management into library practices.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: Knowledge management, Academic libraries
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology. > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Mohammad Nazim
Date deposited: 18 Apr 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16853

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