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Library as Knowledge Centre: Managing Local Content through Community Based Library in Indonesia

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 4 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Nove Eka Variant Anna | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Technic, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
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The main purpose of this paper is to develop library as knowledge centre by managing local knowledge/content through TBMs (Taman Bacaan Masyarakat). It is good opportunity to use TBMs in Surabaya to capture, manage, and share those local contents as asset in the future. In order to reach the asset some steps should be taken to empower TBMs to have its total functions, first by conducting SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis. Following that, capturing local knowledge is undertaken by involving the TBMs officers and society surround the TBMs. In this stage, TBMs should be able to provide spaces and activities that allow local knowledge to be captured. Managing local knowledge is second activity after capturing by applying computer or paper to be used for documenting those knowledge. Finally, share the knowledge to people who need it, through personal services or online. The benefit of using this program for the city library is that the city library can store local knowledge database for the necessities of the people of Surabaya. Furthermore, TBMs also functions as an information centre to help government provide information about making any policy such as the latest issue about the National Health Insurance systems.

Keywords: Knowledge Centre, Local Content Management, Knowledge Management, Community Based Public Library

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