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Title: Incorporating KM education into LIS curriculum: perspectives from LIS academics
Authors: Roknuzzaman, Md.
Umemoto, Katsuhiro
Keywords: Knowledge management
Library and information science
LIS academics
Knowledge borrowing
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Magazine name: VINE: The journal of information and knowledge management systems
Volume: 43
Number: 1
Start page: 111
End page: 124
DOI: 10.1108/03055721311302179
Abstract: Purpose – The study aims to examine how and to what extent knowledge management (KM) has been incorporated into library and information science (LIS) curriculum. Design/methodology/approach – The study is conducted using an e-mail questionnaire survey of LIS academics world-wide who adopted KM education in their schools. Based on a preliminary survey of 600 LIS schools’ homepages, a structured questionnaire is sent out to 106 LIS academics via e-mail. Fifty eight (58) filled-in questionnaires are received, of which 57 are valid for analysis. The analysis follows a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches of research with a primary focus on qualitative analysis. Findings – LIS has assimilated the core content of KM based on the combination of varying proportions of major perspectives and skill-sets of KM with an emphasis on information management and information technology-oriented courses. The study also finds that LIS has incorporated KM following a partial adoption process through mutual borrowing of knowledge between LIS and KM. Research limitations/implications – Many LIS schools, especially from non-English speaking countries do not come under investigation due to lack of their web accessibility. Practical implications – The study reinforces the curriculum renovation of LIS with the incorporation of KM. It suggests a strong interdisciplinary collaboration with other disciplines having KM interests, and the adoption of a balanced approach to KM that would consider wider audiences and market demand. Originality/value – The study presents the practical experiences of LIS academics who adopted KM education. The study also explores the concept of “mutual borrowing of knowledge” between LIS and KM.
Rights: Md. Roknuzzaman, Katsuhiro Umemoto, VINE: The journal of information and knowledge management systems, 43(1), 2013, 111-124. This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03055721311302179 . Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/11394
Material Type: author
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