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akbari A, nooshinfard F, hariri N. Barriers of knowledge flow in libraries of Islamic Azad universities compared to libraries of State universities. Human Information Interaction 2018; 4 (4)
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Islamic Azad university
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Background and Purpose: Knowledge management is a process that helps organizations in identify, select, organize, publication and transfer unstructured information and skills. Today, this experience has failed in some organizations about knowledge management. Academic libraries are also subject to similar conditions as an organization. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify and compare the barriers of knowledge flow in the libraries of State and Islamic Azad universities.
Methodology: The research method is a survey-analytical type. Data collected using a questionnaire from managers of 120 central libraries of universities. For statistical analysis, simple t-test is used.
Findings: The dimensions of the source of knowledge and the technical and technological factors of knowledge in the libraries of the public and private universities are significant, meaning that the conditions of the libraries of state universities are better. Comparing the results of communication channels, management and individual factors, there was no significant difference, although managerial barriers were evident in both groups. In the context of comparing knowledge management processes, in the process of access and knowledge sharing, the libraries of public universities have a better performance than Islamic Azad universities, but in the processes of creation, identification, aggregation, review, and use of knowledge of state-run university libraries differs little from the libraries of Islamic Azad universities.
Conclusion: Considering the position and position of libraries, especially university libraries, in the process of knowledge management, in order to overcome obstacle challenges, improve and improve their current status, efficient management should be achieved, defined and operational strategic objectives It is important to consider employees as the main pillars of knowledge managers and to use the information technology tool effectively.
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