INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (IKM) RESEARCH GROUP

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (IKM) RESEARCH GROUP
Dr. C. I. Ugwu – Coordinator
cyprian.ugwu@unn.edu.ng,
08030612017
Dr. (Mrs.) J. N. Ekere
justina.ekere@unn.edu.ng, uchengozi_ucngozi@yahoo.com
08037658465
Dr. (Mrs.) N. A. Idoko
nkechi.idoko@unn.edu.ng
07065472119.
Dr (Mrs.) A. M Okore
alice.okore@unn.edu.ng
07033817683
Mrs. Ejikeme, Anthonia Nwamaka
amaka.ejikeme@yahoo.com
08037791291
Asadu, Boinfance U
boinfaceasadu@yahoo.co
08063563508
Patrick Chijioke Igbokwe
patrick.igbokwe@unn.edu.ng
08037751989
Mrs. Uwakwe Chinedozie
gigtchinedoze4@gmail.com
07039490306
JANUARY, 2015
LIBRARY RESEARCH GROUP
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (IKM) RESEARCH GROUP
Concept Note
The knowledge economy era has placed much importance on knowledge as an asset. Knowledge, which in itself may include organizational knowledge, is broadly classified as explicit and tacit. A greater percentage of knowledge assets is not documented and falls under the category of tacit knowledge. Even within the organizational knowledge, much of it as seen from routine operations or work processes are still not documented. Asides, significant portions of our cultural heritage are yet to be documented for use, dissemination and re-use.
Our today’s libraries have the challenge of providing access to our rich cultural heritage. This may include, within a given university environment, access to all works published by staff especially in the course of their employment. Access has also to be provided to major and annual events both in the university system and local communities, towns and villages. The major concern of the library here should be to institutionalize access to both our cultural heritage and all the events of significant academic value from our local communities, towns and villages.
The Indigenous Knowledge Management (IKM) research group is concerned primarily with attracting research funding for the purpose of institutionalizing access to our indigenous knowledge resources or assets. Its research focus includes:
i. Global accessibility of the indigenous knowledge of our University system.
ii. Global accessibility of the cultures of our people or Igbo communities.
iii. Development of indigenous knowledge repository in the university library system.
iv. Managing indigenous knowledge   in the university library
v. Creating documentaries on the cultures of selected Igbo communities for global accessibility.
Proposed Topics
i. Developing and providing access to indigenous knowledge repository in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Library System.
ii. Creating documentaries on major cultural events in Igbo land for global accessibility.
This research group is composed of librarians with varying degrees of subject expertise and professional experience. That is, it has a well defined structure of membership, as shown hereunder: