De Gruyter (Verlag Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin), the scholarly publishing house specializing in academic literature, has announced Knowledge Services, a new series designed to support the successful management of intellectual capital and to ensure the highest levels of knowledge sharing within the organizations in which knowledge services is practiced.
Knowledge services is defined as an approach to converging information management, knowledge management (KM), and strategic learning into a single enterprise-wide discipline, for the benefit of the larger organization. This work is the responsibility of the organization’s knowledge strategist or strategists, and the new series is specifically designed to provide guidance for these knowledge professionals (as well as for other knowledge workers who aspire to work as knowledge strategists).
The Series: Knowledge Services
The titles published in Knowledge Services are written to provide knowledge strategists with theoretical and practical advice for ensuring the level of excellence in knowledge sharing they are expected to provide. The new series presents and discusses new and innovative approaches to the management of intellectual capital used by knowledge workers worldwide, with authors chosen for the series for their ability to provide critical analysis of issues and to present solutions to challenges in knowledge services, in organizational knowledge sharing and – in particular – in knowledge strategy development.
In order to successfully achieve their stated organizational mission, all organizations must engage in and practice high-level knowledge services. Thus the discipline relates closely to organizational behavior (generally described as relating to the study of human behavior in an organizational setting), and knowledge services applications and practices connect closely with the human/organization relationship. To meet the demand for better knowledge sharing, titles in Knowledge Services address a wide range of workplace environments, including legal studies and the practice of law, medicine and healthcare, manufacturing and industry, the military, business and financial services, the sciences, the management of cultural and performing arts institutions, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other development organizations, nonprofit management, sustainable development, architecture, politics and government, and all other results-focused organizations. Other titles in Knowledge Services will include works by authors writing about a background or historical topic relating to knowledge services, exploring, for example, the growth and development of knowledge services in the general history of information management, knowledge management, and strategic learning.
I am honored to have been selected as the Series Editor for Knowledge Services, and I look forward to working with colleagues and fellow knowledge strategists as we move forward with the new De Gruyter series. For more information, to suggest authors and/or titles (including yourself, if you have a subject you would like to see explored in the series), and further details about the series, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.