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Shivarama Rao

The problems with cataloguing and categorising heterogeneous resources on the World Wide Web for retrieving precise information are discussed. By providing a database…

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The problems with cataloguing and categorising heterogeneous resources on the World Wide Web for retrieving precise information are discussed. By providing a database approach to the Web site, these problems can be solved to some extent. The design is done for software in biotechnology and bioengineering. The data about bio software on the Web are collected and arranged in a generalised standard format. These are loaded on to a MYSQL database and are accessed through Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL) script. An attempt has also been made to study the search and memory allocation performance for the following databases: MYSQL, World Wide Web Integrated Set Of Information System (WWWISIS), and Managing Gigabytes (MG).

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The Electronic Library, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Sawsan Taha H. Dulayami and Lyn Robinson

The purpose of this paper is to report a study which investigates some factors in the current state of knowledge management (KM) in Saudi Arabia, and to consider the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to report a study which investigates some factors in the current state of knowledge management (KM) in Saudi Arabia, and to consider the relevance of the findings for KM and information sharing generally.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey of Saudi Arabia private companies with a KM policy was carried out, and the issues raised were investigated further by literature analysis.

Findings

Issues examined include the effect of demographics, the balance between human and digital resources, the relation between KM and organisational learning, the effect of the cultural context, the nature of reward for knowledge sharing, including enhancement of self-worth, and the relation between the personal and individual, and the collective and social.

Research limitations/implications

The survey has a self-selected convenience sample, which is rather skewed demographically. The literature analysis is selective rather than comprehensive.

Originality/value

Presents an analysis of some general issues of KM and information sharing through the lens of one cultural context.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 71 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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