Overview for Knowledge Management and Libraries
Knowledge is essential to succeed in any endeavor particularly in an information society. Knowledge has become the driving force for development. As such management of knowledge has become essential for all human activity. History of knowledge management is not very old. Knowledge management has been applied basically in business and industrial activity.
Now knowledge management concept is being adopted in libraries and information activities. Knowledge management has significant influence on library practice in the creation of new products and services besides awareness of new knowledge-enriched information sources to serve its users more effectively and efficiently. Libraries represent an important link to the knowledge innovation and management. KM is not a new phenomenon for librarians. KM is simply a case of new wine and old bottles / librarianship in new clothes.
This book by P.K. Varma with his vast knowledge in library and information field will provide insight in realm of knowledge management in library and information field to fellow professionals, students and scholars interested in the subject and apply these technique in the library and information centres to provide service in better way to shoulder greater responsibility in the ever dynamic knowledge society.