Knowledge Management 101

What is knowledge management? Many organisations have been in existence long before Kenya got her independence in 1963 and have a lot of information within their archives. Some if not all these organisations think that knowledge management is arranging this information chronologically and in a neat room/server historically.

What is the point of knowing so much yet not putting it to good use? It is said that Knowledge is power, I add, only when properly harnessed. Unused knowledge is useless. It is much worse when no one even knows it exists in the first place!

So, what really is knowledge management? Simply put, it is a continuous process where organisational information is collected & organised, distributed and used effectively by an organisation. There are more complicated definitions of knowledge management such as one by the Gartner Group that states: “Knowledge management is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an enterprise’s information assets.

The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop from the 8th to 12th May 2017

The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop runs from the 8th to 12th May 2017

Records and Information Management East Africa (RIMEA), will hold The 3rd Leadership and Library Management Workshop from the 8th to 12th May 2017 at the Lake Naivasha, Panorama Park, Naivasha, Kenya for Librarians, Library Assistants, Knowledge Officers, Researchers, Authors  from both the private and public sector.

THEME: 21ST CENTURY MANAGEMENT OF LIBRARIES AND EMBRACING E-RESOURCES

We are proud to announce this year’s Information Management and Records’ Automation Conference (IMRAC 2017).

IMRAC2017 is a rich discussion on Information Security and Digitization attended by stakeholders in the ICT and Records sector from the region. Records and Information Management East Africa (RIMEA) Ltd host the two-day conference annually in partnership with industry vendors.  This year, we meet at the Safari Park hotel, Nairobi from the 27th to the 28th of April to discuss Virtualization, Storage, Information security, Infrastructure and Document Management System.

Automated records are the fuel to steering the digital records ship in every organization. Do you want to go paperless? Have you already gone paperless? If you live in 2017 and in this emerging economy then the answer to both questions is a resounding YES. The paperless records movement is not devoid of its issues- How do we ensure our information is secure? Is it prone to