University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

The current availability, quantity and variability of Information Technology (IT) is overwhelming. Internet and the powerful set of tools loosely called "the web" dramatically changed the way people use this technology. We can take advantage of these new ways to try to capture an organization\'s knowledge and manage it effectively. Two key elements of IT that serve this purpose are databases and portals. In this chapter we explore the database and portal technologies, their interaction, and their potential for knowledge management. We also discuss briefly how databases and portals provide a good development opportunity for Latin America.

Publisher

Organization of American States

Publication Title

Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age

ISSN

827043775

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Databases, Portals

Comments

Coleccion Interamericana: no. 71, van Reenen, Johann (ed.) Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age. 2001. Washington, D.C.: Organization of American States. (http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1715)

Share

COinS