The Role of Library and Information Professionals in the Management of Indigenous Knowledge for the Attainment of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015, Pages: 60-64
Received: Oct. 27, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 28, 2015; Published: Dec. 17, 2015
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Chinaka G. I., College library, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu Ebonyi State Nigeria
Iwuoha C. U., Research Library, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State Nigeria
Abdullahi Z. M., Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria
Aniedu O. N., College library, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu Ebonyi State Nigeria
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Abstract
This article discusses the best practices in the management of indigenous knowledge for attainment of sustainable entrepreneurial development. Within this context, the following were reviewed: The definition of indigenous knowledge, types of indigenous knowledge and major areas of application of indigenous knowledge. Such areas as agriculture, ecosystem medicine, conflict resolution, traditional attire, weaving, carving, pottery, smiting, raffia work and bone-setting were examined. The papers also looked into management of indigenous knowledge. Critical areas of management includes: preservation, protection, documentation and restoration were examined. Some global initiatives on indigenous knowledge system were also reviewed. The roles of library and information scientist in the management of indigenous knowledge for the attainment of sustainable entrepreneurial development were covered.
Keywords
Information Professionals, Management, Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainable, Entrepreneurial Development
To cite this article
Chinaka G. I., Iwuoha C. U., Abdullahi Z. M., Aniedu O. N., The Role of Library and Information Professionals in the Management of Indigenous Knowledge for the Attainment of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development, Science Journal of Business and Management. Special Issue:Sustainable Entrepreneurial Developments in Agribusiness. Vol. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 60-64. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2015030501.23
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