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||
To remain competitive, organizations must efficiently and effectively create, locate, capture, and share their organization’s knowledge and expertise. This increasingly requires making the organization's knowledge explicit and recording it for easier distribution and reuse. Knowledge management is the first major trend to identify information and its management as a crucial element for organizational success. It presents an opportunity for information professionals to have an impact on the organizations that employ them, and for employers to utilize information management and exploitation skills in a creative and value-added way. All information professionals need to fully understand concepts and benefits, different approaches and techniques, and new emerging roles in which information skills are increasingly significant. They need to ensure that business/researches leaders recognize the value that information skills can bring, and they must know how to thrive a multi-skilled, multi-tasked team. Coverage includes: the changing nature of competition, knowledge mapping, information auditing, total quality management and the value of intellectual capital, it emphasizes the core skills, competencies and new contexts that will empower the information professionals.