IFLA Journal, 32 (4), 2006 – interesting articles on the knowledge society and measuring KM

[German title: IFLA Journal, 32 (4), 2006 – interessante Artikel über die Wissensgesellschaft und zum messen von Wissensmanagement]

Dae-Jung Kim
Libraries: prime movers for the age of knowledge and information
IFLA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4, 278-280 (2006)
DOI: 10.1177/0340035206074059

Abstract: Keynote Address to the World Library And Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference And Council, 20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea, in the Opening Ceremony. Outlines the pivotal roles that libraries must perform in determining whether or not the age of knowledge and information will succeed in attaining its desired goals. Reviews the place of libraries in the intellectual and cultural traditions of Korea and efforts to develop these traditions in the 21st century.

Key Words: Libraries • Korea (Republic)

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Jong-Ae Kim
Measuring the Impact of Knowledge Management
IFLA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 4, 362-367 (2006)
DOI: 10.1177/0340035206074075

Abstract: With the growing popularity of knowledge management, the need for frameworks for evaluating the impacts of knowledge management on organizational performance has been recognized by practitioners. Despite the wide implementations of knowledge management, there is yet no standardized framework for measuring the performance within organizations. This paper provides an overview of the approaches to evaluate the contributions of knowledge management implementations to organizational performance. It presents methods such as return on investment, balanced scorecard approach, qualitative case studies, and success case method to aid practitioners to identify and develop the evaluation frameworks. Thus, it seeks to serve as a foundation for further research and development.

Key Words: Knowledge management • Organizational performance • Evaluation frameworks • Balanced scorecard

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© 2006 SAGE Publications

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