A knowledge management framework for effective integration of national archives resources in China

An, X, Bai, W, Deng, H, Sun, S, Zhong, W and Dong, Y 2017, 'A knowledge management framework for effective integration of national archives resources in China', Journal of Documentation, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 18-34.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A knowledge management framework for effective integration of national archives resources in China
Author(s) An, X
Bai, W
Deng, H
Sun, S
Zhong, W
Dong, Y
Year 2017
Journal name Journal of Documentation
Volume number 73
Issue number 1
Start page 18
End page 34
Total pages 17
Publisher Emerald
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between different mechanisms for integrating national archival resources, leading to the development of a knowledge management-based framework for facilitating the optimal utilization of national archives resources in China. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopts a mixed-methods approach consisting of a review of existing mechanisms for integrating national archival resources and site visits and interviews for investigating the effectiveness of these mechanisms in real world practices for managing and utilizing national archives resources in China. Findings: The knowledge management-based framework is shown to be useful for building interdependence, interconnections and interactions between diversified integration mechanisms to meet national, societal and public needs in China. The framework is significant for rearranging the role of knowledge management in collaboration to protect the value of national archives resources as the knowledge asset of a state. It can reengineer the knowledge management activities in communication to share the value of national archives resources as the knowledge asset of a society. Furthermore, the framework can reconfigure knowledge management artifacts in connectivity to increase the value of national archives resources as the knowledge asset of the public. Research limitations/implications: The review of the related literature is selective rather than comprehensive, and the interviews are based on a self-selected convenience sample, which is rather skewed demographically. Practical implications: The proposed framework can be used to guide the development of a national strategy for the effective integration of national archives resources to promote a better delivery of public-centric knowledge services in a specific society. Originality/value: This study provides a knowledge management framework for the effective integration o
Subject Records and Information Management (excl. Business Records and Information Management)
Information Systems Management
Keyword(s) China
Integration mechanisms
Knowledge assets
Knowledge management
National archives resources
Resources utilization
DOI - identifier 10.1108/JD-04-2016-0040
Copyright notice © 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited.
ISSN 0022-0418
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