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ISSN: 0024-2535

Online from: 1927

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Identifying knowledge-sharing requirements in academic libraries

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Title:Identifying knowledge-sharing requirements in academic libraries
Author(s):Mehri Parirokh, (Department of Library and Information Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran), Farhad Daneshgar, (School of Information Systems, Technology and Management (SISTM), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Rahmatollah Fattahi, (Department of Library and Information Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Citation:Mehri Parirokh, Farhad Daneshgar, Rahmatollah Fattahi, (2008) "Identifying knowledge-sharing requirements in academic libraries", Library Review, Vol. 57 Iss: 2, pp.107 - 122
Keywords:Knowledge management, Knowledge sharing, Reference services, University libraries
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/00242530810853991 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an evaluation of the existing state of practice in knowledge sharing in university libraries.

Design/methodology/approach – This is survey research which is based on an electronic questionnaire.

Findings – Results reveal that the majority of libraries investigated are quite friendly towards knowledge sharing, and the majority of librarians value the importance of knowledge sharing. Results also confirm that the knowledge that they mostly use is mainly intangible knowledge.

Originality/value – If knowledge-sharing requirements of librarians while collaboratively performing reference and information services can be acknowledged, guidelines for enhancing conceptual collaborative process would be suggested.

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