ERIC Number: ED452865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Libraries, Knowledge Management, and Higher Education in an Electronic Environment.
This paper discusses transformational change in academic libraries, as digital technology alters how services are provided, research is conducted, and learning occurs. Highlights include: advantages of libraries over the World Wide Web; redefining the knowledge management paradigm; two different types of information (i.e., explicit and tacit); a vision for online content, access, and services in the new electronic era; the challenges of managing and evaluating Web resources; the need for a search engine that focuses on Web sites, data sets, video clips, and other source material deemed to have academic value by an appropriate professional; the development of such a service as an opportunity for a commercial enterprise; the differences between cooperation, coordination, and collaboration; and the possibility for higher education to effectively partner with other not-for-profit and for-profit ventures. (Contains 20 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Services, Information Technology, Library Role, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/bria n.hawkins.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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