The paper seeks to offer a generalized methodology for knowledge auditing. The context of information and knowledge perspectives is established and knowledge auditing is located in an evolving context of information research and practice.
A 15‐element inventory is developed which takes its design from business strategy and process and links it to the generalized cycle of information and communication activity.
The elements are systematically reviewed in terms of a general aspect, a typical interpretation and a threshold to indicate the type of practical application and data representation associated with each element.
The model is widely adaptable to different settings as a tool for business enterprises, organizations in different sectors and for use in communities of practice and learning/knowledge settings.
This is an area of application where a more standard framework approach to information and knowledge auditing would be beneficial. The structure provides a working basis for further development.
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