Knowledge Management and Information Literacy: An Exploratory Analysis

  • Sirje VirkusEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


Since the mid-1990 s knowledge management (KM) has emerged as a rapidly growing field that covers diverse areas and disciplines. However, research on the relationship between information literacy (IL) and KM is still quite rare. This article explores the question to what extent IL and KM are addressed in the research literature. An analysis of research publications was based on searches in the Web of Science database. A statistical descriptive analysis of document type, authors, source titles, publication years, languages, countries and subject areas of publications as well as a thorough content analysis of these publications was made. The author presents an overview of how IL and KM are discussed in the research literature and identifies research gaps in this field. The added value is that this analysis for identifying research gaps from systematic review can direct research agendas to influence future research.


Information literacy Knowledge management Literature review Statistical descriptive analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Digital TechnologiesTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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