Knowledge management culture among the library staff of a private university/ Raja Abdullah Yaacob ... [et al.]

Yaacob, Raja Abdullah and Abidin, Anis Syazwani and Aminuddin, Nurfajariah and Iskandar, Raja Ahmad and Bunawan, AP Azli (2015) Knowledge management culture among the library staff of a private university/ Raja Abdullah Yaacob ... [et al.]. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), 5 (1). pp. 105-118. ISSN Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)

Abstract

The emergence of knowledge management (KM) has led university libraries to realize the importance of its application for effectiveness and returns from its knowledge assets. Library as a treasure-house of human knowledge, participates in knowledge acquisition and organization, and becomes an important link in the knowledge innovation chain. However, changes towards KM require innovation in-knowledge culture among the staff because culture is a popular concept that explains the intangible and soft issues in organizations. The theory of organizational culture includes many aspects of culture, some of them invisible, like attitudes, beliefs, behavioral norms, basic assumptions and values, some of them visible, like systems and institutions, artifacts and products, rituals and behaviors. This paper reports the results of a case study of motivation and barriers to employees' participation in knowledge management culture and knowledge sharing at Limkokwing University of Technology and Creative Library. This study also investigates the staff awareness and their perceptions towards knowledge management culture. Apart from that, this paper attempts to look at the role of the staff in the development of knowledge culture within their departments and suggests a pragmatic approach to the implementation of knowledge management culture for academic libraries.

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Yaacob, Raja Abdullah
ray491130@gmail.com
Abidin, Anis Syazwani
areniece90210@gmail.com
Aminuddin, Nurfajariah
ayeeeh@gmail.com
Iskandar, Raja Ahmad
rairy74@yahoo.com
Bunawan, AP Azli
ap_azli@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Culture > Sociology of knowledge
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > University and college. Academic libraries
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science > Classes of libraries > Academic libraries
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Research. Information retrieval. Information behavior. Information literacy
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Information services. Information centers
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Perdana Campus > Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
ISSN: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 105-118
Keywords: Knowledge management culture, knowledge barriers, Limkokwing University Library, academic libraries
Date: June 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/51019
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