The Knowledge Of Knowledge Management

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The concept and name –“Knowledge Management”—was started and familiar in the business world during the last decade of the 20th century. It was the business world that first recognizes the importance of knowledge in the “global economy” of the “knowledge age”. In the new information economy, the possession of related and strategic knowledge and its constant renewal enables businesses to gain aggressive advantage. The applications of knowledge management have now spread to other organizations including supervision agencies, research and development departments, universities and others.
"Libraries deal with the knowledge and the mission of the libraries is the knowledge management. Knowledge can be divided in two categories, tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is the ‘know-how’ acquired by persons. It is usually spontaneous and generally established in how an individual makes achievement in his work, even though this knowledge is not recorded anywhere. But one of the goals of the knowledge management is to make tacit knowledge more extensively available.
"Explicit knowledge is methodically documented records in any kind of format which guide the users to gain the knowledge as the individuals need and to expand the knowledge base further.
"Libraries, the organization for knowledge management deal with both categories of knowledge, tacit knowledge for the library personnel and the explicit knowledge for the end-users. Library personnel must know…

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