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

Antony Mwenda Kinoti (Antony Mwenda Kinoti (antonymwenda@gmail.com) is based at Department of Library, Kisii National Polytechnic, Kisii, Kenya)
Fredrick Otike (Fredrick Otike (fredotike@yahoo.com) is based at Institute of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 27 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

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/approach

This paper adopted the literature review method in comprehensively exploring the impact that community knowledge is being embraced in the current generation.

Findings

This 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/value

This 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.

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Citation

Kinoti, A.M. and Otike, F. (2022), "Community knowledge and the role of libraries and librarians in the current digital age", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-09-2022-0106

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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