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Knowledge Management Consortium International (KMCI) brings organizations and individuals together to develop a shared vision, common understanding, and aligned action about Knowledge and Knowledge Management.
Knowledge management solutions are now the most important strategic technologies for large companies, according to a new report and survey of European executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services. In the survey, 67% of companies cite knowledge management/business intelligence solutions as important to achieving their strategic goals over the next three years. This compares with 63% that accord the same level of importance to new CRM solutions, and 35% that see mobile/wireless technology as vital. (June 2005)
According to Royal Dutch/Shell, knowledge management practice can be broadly defined as “the capabilities by which communities within an organization capture the knowledge that is critical to them, constantly improve it and make it available in the most effective manner to those people who need it, so that they can exploit it creatively to add value as a normal part of their work”. BSI, the British Standards Institution has published several documents about KM which are listed on this page.
Links to books, journal articles, presentations and so on.
David Tan has opinions about libraries and knowledge management.
This IFLA section supports the implementation of Knowledge Management culture in libraries.
This article by Brendan Loughridge considers principles and practices associated with knowledge management in so far as they seem to be of potential importance or relevance to library and information professionals. (New Library World 100(1151) 1999)
Sheila Corrall, Librarian of Reading University, asks if this is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether. (Ariadne #18 February 1999)
Michael M. Smith lists resources on the internet addressing the many aspects of KM. They include academic/research organizations, information portals, consultants, and governmental and nonprofit organisations. (C&RL News 65(2) February 2004).
Leonard J. Ponzi and Michael Koenig argue that knowledge management remains a broadly defined concept with faddish characteristics. Based on annual counts of article retrieved from Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and ABI Inform referring to three previous recognized management fads, this paper introduces empirical evidence that proposes that a typical management movement generally reveals itself as a fad in approximately five years. (Information Research 8(1) October 2002)
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