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||
Finding information is easy. It is not even a matter of finding the right information anymore. There is a lot of that available. The real problem is helping people find the best information from the most appropriate source for their given problem. This is where the role of the information professional comes in. People are becoming reasonably adept at finding their own information. The Internet as well as fee-based information services has made it easy to find tons and tons of information. But that is the problem. The main role of information professional is to know the needs of their client base and providing services to meet those needs. The role of information professional is to take all of this information and deliver it in a way that allows the recipient to quickly, easily and efficiently gets the knowledge they need from the information.
Due to the information explosion, ‘creation’ of Knowledge Management was a necessity, simply to allow individuals or institutions to manage the knowledge acquired. This process is of vital importance especially in the researches field.