The role of libraries in knowledge management and knowledge economy
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Paper presented at the Stellenbosch University Library 2010 Symposium / IFLA Presidential Meeting. Knowing is not enough: Engaging in the knowledge economy, 18 to 19 February 2010. The presentation will review the concepts of knowledge economy and knowledge management. The differences between data, information, knowledge and wisdom will be highlighted. The role of libraries and information centres as contributors to a knowledgebased economy in Africa will be explored, including the challenges and possible solutions faced by libraries in Africa.