Knowledge creation, dissemination and implementation : the librarians role in todays knowledge economy
6 A4 pages in pdf format. Presentation consists of 24 slides created with MSPower Point 2007 and migrated to pdf using Adobe PDF.
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 way knowledge is created, disseminated and acted upon continues to go through rapid change and evolution. This presentation will explore the role of libraries and librarians in this new knowledge economy. How is knowledge created in today’s information environment and what should libraries be asking themselves to be participants? What is the role of libraries in the dissemination of knowledge in a Web world? What workflows should libraries insinuate themselves into and create in their own services to be a vital part of the knowledge economy? The presentation does not aim to give all the answers but to evoke thought about change through looking at models for information discovery and use outside the library space and case studies of successful innovation in libraries.