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Title: Exploring LIS academics’ responses to knowledge management
Authors: Roknuzzaman, Md.
Umemoto, Katsuhiro
Keywords: Knowledge management
Knowledge economy
Library and information science
LIS academics
LIS schools
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Magazine name: Library Review
Volume: 62
Number: 4/5
Start page: 293
End page: 311
DOI: 10.1108/LR-07-2012-0072
Abstract: Purpose – The main purpose of this study is to investigate how and why library and information science (LIS) academics have responded to the advent of knowledge management (KM). Design/methodology/approach – The study employs an “experience survey” as a research strategy. Besides a review of scientific literature, this study conducts an e-mail survey of 106 LIS academics of the world who have adopted KM education in their schools. A structured questionnaire comprising of both closed and open questions is used as data collection instrument. The study analyses 57 filled-in valid questionnaires following a mixed-method approach of research. Findings – The ways of knowing and degrees of understanding of KM concepts among the LIS academics are varied. Although KM is distinct from LIS, there exists a strong link between the two knowledge domains. LIS academics have positively responded to KM, and considering its long root in LIS, they have argued for a serious consideration of the adoption of KM in LIS. The significant reasons for why the academics have responded to KM are the role of global knowledge economy, the natural evolution of the information field, interdisciplinarity, domain expansion, survival issues, and trends in technological innovations, etc. Research limitations/implications –Many LIS schools do not come under investigation due to lack of their web accessibility. Practical implications – LIS academics are suggested to apply a holistic approach of KM, and to expand the knowledge domain of LIS, by providing a sound understanding of the underlying concepts, theories, principles, techniques, and technologies of KM. Originality/value – The empirical findings of the study are the original views and responses of LIS academics who are experienced in KM.
Rights: Md. Roknuzzaman, Katsuhiro Umemoto, Library Review, 62(4/5), 2013, 293-311. This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LR-07-2012-0072 . 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/10119/11395
Material Type: author
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