Knowledge Creation

Mapping knowledge creation and research libraries

Barbara I. Dewey (pp. 239-250)
States that Research libraries have always supported knowledge creation primarily as a resource supplier based on traditional disciplinary schemas. Collections, considered comprehensive, were and still are based largely on “westem-style” scholarship and its publishing avenues through books and journals. This paper will explore knowledge creation and the evolving role of research libraries to expand the universe of scholarship using mapping concepts. These concepts reveal alternative ways of supporting knowledge creation in a highly transformative, networked, and global environment underscoring the imperative to leverage and identify the full array of the world's knowledge.
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