Knowledge management and information management
How do you effectively share knowledge and expertise that's grown within an organization? That's never been part of what a librarian has been asked to look at. (Foy as quoted by DiMattia & Oder, 1997)
Forman sees KM as part of a shift in librarian consciousness: "if we remain in the 'we design and they will come and use' tradition of librarianship, we will fail. Everything has to be user-defined and librarians should build around that."(DiMattia & Oder, 1997)
The results of a study by Gu (2004) indicate that. after entering the 21st century, the development of KM research is much more remarkable than that of IM. KM has been leading IM in both publication productivity and academic population and tendency is overwhelmingly growing.