Dynamics in Digital Information Systems
Edited by: A. Amudhavalli
Knowledge management facilitates empowering rural, indigenous, and marginalized communities through implementation of e-governance, providing access to a variety of government documents relevant to the life of rural communities, village kiosks, land-sat imaging and remote sensing, geographical information systems, etc. Knowledge management also enables the sharing of the wealth of tacit community knowledge for the good of the nation and the global community, which facilitates the understanding between cultures. Recent developments and extensions of information and communication technology applications points to the possibilities of bridging the digital divide and better management of rural community knowledge. This festschrift is in honor of Professor M. Bavakutty and is a befitting tribute to a dedicated colleague of the library and information science profession in India. From an Indian perspective, the papers discuss the areas of knowledge management, knowledge organization, library and information systems, services, and professionals in the digital and networked environment.
Publication Date: 10/1/2008