Strategies and tools for knowledge management practices in selected academic libraries in Nigeria and South Africa

South African Journal of Information Management


 
 
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Title Strategies and tools for knowledge management practices in selected academic libraries in Nigeria and South Africa
 
Creator Enakrire, Rexwhite T. Onyancha, Omwoyo B.
 
Subject Information Science academic libraries; knowledge management practices; knowledge management tools; Nigeria; South Africa; strategies.
Description Background: This study investigate strategies and tools for knowledge management practices (KMPs), in selected academic libraries in Nigeria and South Africa. The rationale were due to divergent library routines, increasingly users’, influx of information resources in university library repository and Internet, among other factors. KMPs are touted key ingredients for library practices.Objectives: Based on the aforementioned statement, the study investigate strategies and tools for KMPs in selected academic libraries in Nigeria and South Africa.Methods: The quantitative research approach was based on survey, made use of questionnaire to collect data from respondents in the selected academic libraries in South Africa and Nigeria. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistical tools.Results: Findings indicate that, knowledge management is practiced in diverse ways to include group discussions/meetings, apprenticeships, socialisation and communities of practice, seminars, conferences and workshops. KM tools of decision support systems, database management systems, web portals, electronic document management systems (EDMS), management information systems, were used for generic and specific work operations in the library. Codification strategy serves to deepen how new knowledge promoted KM practices in academic libraries.Conclusion: Universally KMPs is not new, though still at its infancy in some academic institutions in Africa. The need to continually share knowledge to advance quality service delivery in meeting users’ information needs becomes essential. The study recommends insightful methods of coding information and knowledge as a way to re-organise and disseminate local collections, while librarians apply various KM platforms to regulate planning KM activities in academic libraries.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-11-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Empirical Research
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajim.v22i1.1159
 
Source SA Journal of Information Management; Vol 22, No 1 (2020); 8 pages 1560-683X 2078-1865
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1159/1807 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1159/1806 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1159/1808 https://sajim.co.za/index.php/sajim/article/view/1159/1805
 
Coverage — Africa —
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