First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications – ICTTA’04. April 19-23, 2004, Omayyad Palace, Damascus, Syria :Library and Information Professionals and Knowledge Management Applications :Prepared by:Nagat William Girgis||
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In these days, knowledge management is receiving attention all over the world. This globalization aspect is reflected in this special issue as the contributions were collected by two guest editors living on the opposite sides of the world: two researchers were connected via Internet from different country. As author mentioned that: my friend in Spain and myself in Australia. Being connected only by the global communication system e-mail, we worked on providing a good overview of the field and on digging more deeply into a few selected areas. In the National Center for Research most of our work based on information and knowledge, so we need to manage the knowledge to be available upon request, we need knowledge management for the following reasons:
In brief, knowledge and information have become the medium in which business/researches problems occur. As a result, managing knowledge represents the primary opportunity for achieving substantial savings, significant improvements in human performance, and competitive advantage.