Megill, Kenneth A.
Thinking for a Living: The Coming Age of Knowledge Work
Aims and Scope
Knowledge Management as a term has been around for more than a decade, but do we really know what it means? This far-reaching book tackles the thorny question of how to define knowledge management and make it work in the 21st century. It questions our beliefs in the role of the information profession, but also sets out the issues in a much wider context of different subjects and disciplines. It develops the idea of the knowledge culture and knowledge work and goes on to expand on how information needs to be shared and not hoarded as in the traditional role of libraries as keepers of knowledge. Thinking for a Living provides a clear and very accessible theoretical framework for knowledge work, whilst also presenting a six-phase method by which the culture of passing on information can be continued in practice. Thinking for a Living provides an insight into the future of the information profession and outlines the skills necessary for the knowledge worker of the future.