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Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres

This book focuses on the role of special libraries as knowledge management centres in their organisations. It describes the work of a special library and the special library draws on the characteristics that make the nucleus of collecting and organising knowledge which is used for the benefit of the institution. By acquiring and sharing knowledge, staff will enhance the intellectual capital of the institution. Traditionally libraries are the information centres that organise and classify information. Further on they are the proper places to create human networks and to organise the knowledge hidden in the minds of the staff. This book also examines methods to prove the value of a special library for the parent organisation when it becomes the centre to gather knowledge.

Paperback, 336 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-613-5

Reviews

  • If your library is not yet a knowledge centre it is an essential purchase., Managing Information
    This timely and practical book is recommended for special librarians and those managing corporate information services. […] Semertzaki’s book is a welcome addition to the literature., Australian Library Journal

Contents

  • Special libraries; Knowledge management; Components of a knowledge management system at a special library; Implementation of a knowledge management centre at a special library; Lessons learned, evaluation, marketing, and the way forward: Case studies.

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