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Colección:
INTERAMER
Número: 71
Año: 2002
Autor: Johann Van Reenen, Editor
Título: Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces. Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age

CHAPTER 10
DATABASES AND PORTALS FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Soraya Abad-Mota
Universidad Simón Bolívar

SUMMARY

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.