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Article: Knowledge exchange and community engagement: An academic library perspective

TitleKnowledge exchange and community engagement: An academic library perspective
Authors
KeywordsAcademic libraries
Community engagement
Community participation
Hong Kong
Institutional repository
Knowledge exchange
Knowledge transfer
Open access
Outreach
Partnership
Well-being
Issue Date2011
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htm
Citation
Library Management, 2011, v. 32 n. 6, p. 385-397 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: This paper seeks to document the strategies and initiatives developed in a major Asian academic library, aiming to enhance the library's role in promoting knowledge exchange and community wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines the library's role in knowledge exchange at the university. It highlights a series of initiatives undertaken by the library that serve to promote community access to collections, services and special events. It also introduces ways in which the library has reached out to the local, regional and international communities. Findings: The success of the initiatives is demonstrated in many ways including the devoted commitment to making information available to the public at both university and library level, extended access to the library resources and services, active public participation in the special events and the library's increased visibility and leadership in the local, regional and international communities. Research limitations/implications: While many of the initiatives have been innovative and well received, the reality remains that the true emphasis of knowledge exchange within the university lies with the faculties. Licensing agreements also impose restrictions on access to the electronic resources by a larger user group. The traditional "closed door" policy due to the space shortage inevitably limits the library's ability to engage a wider community. Further studies need to be done on the investment and return of the book talks. Practical implications: While it is often cited that public libraries are those that serve the community at large, this paper provides the perspective from an academic library viewpoint and emphasizes the view that such service should not be limited to public libraries alone and that academic libraries must play a role in community wellbeing. Originality/value: The paper provides a practical example for academic libraries in attempting to play an active role in knowledge exchange and community engagement. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141531
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.642
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dc.contributor.authorSidorko, PEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYang, TTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:40:54Z-
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLibrary Management, 2011, v. 32 n. 6, p. 385-397en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0143-5124en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141531-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper seeks to document the strategies and initiatives developed in a major Asian academic library, aiming to enhance the library's role in promoting knowledge exchange and community wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines the library's role in knowledge exchange at the university. It highlights a series of initiatives undertaken by the library that serve to promote community access to collections, services and special events. It also introduces ways in which the library has reached out to the local, regional and international communities. Findings: The success of the initiatives is demonstrated in many ways including the devoted commitment to making information available to the public at both university and library level, extended access to the library resources and services, active public participation in the special events and the library's increased visibility and leadership in the local, regional and international communities. Research limitations/implications: While many of the initiatives have been innovative and well received, the reality remains that the true emphasis of knowledge exchange within the university lies with the faculties. Licensing agreements also impose restrictions on access to the electronic resources by a larger user group. The traditional "closed door" policy due to the space shortage inevitably limits the library's ability to engage a wider community. Further studies need to be done on the investment and return of the book talks. Practical implications: While it is often cited that public libraries are those that serve the community at large, this paper provides the perspective from an academic library viewpoint and emphasizes the view that such service should not be limited to public libraries alone and that academic libraries must play a role in community wellbeing. Originality/value: The paper provides a practical example for academic libraries in attempting to play an active role in knowledge exchange and community engagement. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/lm.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLibrary Managementen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen_HK
dc.subjectCommunity engagementen_HK
dc.subjectCommunity participationen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInstitutional repositoryen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge exchangeen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge transferen_HK
dc.subjectOpen accessen_HK
dc.subjectOutreachen_HK
dc.subjectPartnershipen_HK
dc.subjectWell-beingen_HK
dc.titleKnowledge exchange and community engagement: An academic library perspectiveen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume32en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.citeulike9560133-

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