Knowledge Management
I originally created the "Knowledge Management" entry, although I didn't add any text to it right away. I was surpised to find that it now redirects to "Library Science" because I don't think the terms are interchangeable. One of the Information Portals on the SLA website is devoted to Knowledge Management (KM) and these are the definitions I found there:
"Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management." Anne Walker and Kathleen Millington. Information Outlook, 7(8), August 2003: 39-40. Knowledge management has been defined as "the methods and tools for capturing, storing, organizing, and making accessible knowledge and expertise within and across communities." And one of those tools is business intelligence. Knowing everything you can about your competitionfrom past achievements to future actionshelps your company compete successfully. The inclusion of business intelligence as part of knowledge management is commonplace in the day-to-day efforts of the corporate knowledge worker.
"Choosing Your Knowledge Management Strategy." Knox Haggie and John Kingston. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 4, June 2003. Knowledge Management (KM) has been the subject of much discussion over the past decade. Organisations are told that they will not survive in the modern Knowledge Era unless they have a strategy for managing and leveraging value from their intellectual assets, and many KM lifecycles and strategies have been proposed. However, it has become clear that the term "Knowledge Management" has been applied to a very broad spectrum of activities designed to manage, exchange and create or enhance intellectual assets within an organisation, and that there is no widespread agreement on what KM actually is. IT applications that are termed "knowledge management applications" range from the development of highly codified help desk systems to the provision of video conferencing to facilitate the exchange of ideas between people.
"When You Say 'KM,' What Do You Mean?" Laurie M. Orlov. CIO.com, September 21, 2004. Knowledge management is a broad term that frames a firm’s desire to do a better job in the creation, transfer, and codification of what employees, partners, and customers know.
Does anyone else think that Knowledge Management should have its own entry?
- I've put back the separate knowledge management entry for editing. I'm of the opinion that everything in Category:Informatics could be called "library science" (see also this piece), but that's just me. There's definitely enough people parsing out definitions to make them separate entries. --John Hubbard 08:24, 14 Dec 2005 (PST)