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Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres

Series: Chandos Information Professional Series

By: Eva Semertzaki

314 pages, no illustrations

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #192551 | ISBN-13: 9781843346135
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NHBS Price: £69.99 $86/€79 approx

About this book

Focuses on the role of special libraries as knowledge management centres in their organisations. It describes the work of a special library and pinpoints that the special library is the nucleus of collecting and organising knowledge which is used for the benefit of the institution. By acquiring and sharing knowledge, staff will enhance the intellectual capital of the institution. Traditionally libraries are the information centres that organise and classify information. Further on they are the proper places to create human networks and to organise the knowledge hidden in the minds of the staff. This book also examines methods to prove the value of a special library for the parent organisation when it becomes the centre to gather knowledge.


About the author

1. Special libraries
2. Knowledge management
3. Contents of a knowledge management project in a special library
4. Implementation of a knowledge management project in a special library
5. Lessons learned, evaluation, marketing, and the way forward: case studies

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Eva Semertzaki is the Deputy Head of Library Section at the Bank of Greece, holding a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA. She is the editor of Synergasia, and Editorial Advisory Board Member of The Electronic Library. She has published articles in Greek and in English on library journals and has lectured at library conferences and seminars. She has translated, in Greek, library standards and guidelines from IFLA and ALA, as well as best practice guidelines resulted from European Union library programs. Member of: IFLA, ALA, Greek Library Association and Association of Fulbright Scholars.

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