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ERIC Number: ED212265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Management of the Knowledge Revolution.
Athanassiades, John C.
This essay on the management of information presents areas of agreement and disagreement about the "knowledge revolution", its general effect on the world population, and its particular effect on libraries and other information systems, as well as on those who are charged with its management. The myth of Adam and Eve is used to symbolize the restricted or forbidden aspects of obtaining information, while Prometheus represents the encouragement to seek out and gather information. Two alternative themes are thus suggested: reduce the need for information, or increase the capacity for its processing. The discussion focuses on librarians and other information managers as general knowledge managers, with the image of knowledge specialists for particular organizations, whose function would be to identify, find, and deliver appropriate information to the teams or institutions they would serve. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A