Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres


  • Eva Semertzaki, Bank of Greece

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.
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Staff of special libraries, staff involved in knowledge management projects at corporations, institutions and organizations that operate a special library and at library schools that offer relevant courses at intermediate level


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-613-5


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

Table of 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.