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Community knowledge and the role of libraries and librarians in the current digital age

Community knowledge and the role of libraries and librarians in the current digital age This paper aims to analyse the impact of community knowledge and the role that libraries and librarians can contribute to bridging the information gap.Design/methodology/approachThis paper adopted the literature review method in comprehensively exploring the impact that community knowledge is being embraced in the current generation.FindingsThis paper established that the sprout and appreciation of community knowledge is on the rise, as such, libraries and librarians need to establish appropriate avenues through which their users can be able to verify authentic community knowledge as a way of eliminating information disorder.Originality/valueThis study analyses community knowledge and its benefits in the current digital age and how libraries and librarians can be relevant information providers to their users. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

Community knowledge and the role of libraries and librarians in the current digital age

Library Hi Tech News , Volume 40 (4): 6 – May 26, 2023

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0741-9058
eISSN
0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/lhtn-09-2022-0106
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Abstract

This paper aims to analyse the impact of community knowledge and the role that libraries and librarians can contribute to bridging the information gap.Design/methodology/approachThis paper adopted the literature review method in comprehensively exploring the impact that community knowledge is being embraced in the current generation.FindingsThis paper established that the sprout and appreciation of community knowledge is on the rise, as such, libraries and librarians need to establish appropriate avenues through which their users can be able to verify authentic community knowledge as a way of eliminating information disorder.Originality/valueThis study analyses community knowledge and its benefits in the current digital age and how libraries and librarians can be relevant information providers to their users.

Journal

Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: May 26, 2023

Keywords: Community knowledge; Libraries; Librarians; Information overload; Digitization; Digital age; Knowledge management

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