Thoughts on the relationship of knowledge organization to knowledge management

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As the literature in both knowledge organization and knowledge management continues to flourish and address issues common to both fields, it becomes more difficult to delineate the boundaries of each discipline. By exploring the relationship between them, as well as the knowledge environment within which a knowledge management system must operate, it is clear that much of the functionality subsumed under the heading of knowledge management requires a strong knowledge organization foundation to support it. By understanding the differences between these two disciplines, as well as the areas of inquiry within knowledge organization that are essential to the successful implementation of knowledge management systems, a wide field of fruitful research directions becomes apparent for both knowledge organization and knowledge management researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalKnowledge Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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