Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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BOK 8 Information Resource Management and Knowledge Management


What is included in BoK 8?

  • Collection development and content management principles.
  • Definitions, concepts and frameworks of knowledge and knowledge management.
  • Applying knowledge sharing strategies.


When reflecting on your activities, ask yourself - 'What did you learn or practise in this area?'  'How did this impact on your work?'  'What did you do as a result of the activity?'


Some examples of activities include:

Information Resource Management

  1. Managing information resources within the organisation.
  2. Writing a collection management policy.
  3. Applying selection policies, procedures and resources.
  4. Reviewing acquisitions processes.
  5. Negotiating licences with publishers, vendors or aggregators.
  6. Selecting EPIC databases.
  7. Identifying , selecting and creating access to key Māori electronic information resources – manaakitanga.
  8. Evaluating the relevance of information resource collection material.
  9. Relocating materials to appropriate storage.
  10. Developing a cooperative arrangement for the audio book collection.


Knowledge Management

  1. Reading an article about the evolution of knowledge management.
  2. Setting up an informal group (community of practice) to work on revalidation journals.
  3. Setting up a wiki to share resources.
  4. Finding out how information flows within the organisation.
  5. Participating in a discussion on Knowledge management and organisational strategy.
  6. Analysing social capital and social networks.
  7. Finding out how knowledge is organised within a hapū/iwi organisation – akoranga.
  8. Attending a lecture on how the culture of an organisation affects knowledge management.
  9. Contributing to the implementation of knowledge management strategies in your organisation.
  10. Determining how knowledge management strategies are perceived and employed by staff in your organisation.


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