Managing the knowledge asset of indigenous systems of medicine

Sekari, Gnana and Srinath, Manorama (2009). Managing the knowledge asset of indigenous systems of medicine. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship. Positioning the Profession: The Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-8). 31 August-4 September 2009.

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Author Sekari, Gnana
Srinath, Manorama
Title of paper Managing the knowledge asset of indigenous systems of medicine
Conference name Positioning the Profession: The Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 31 August-4 September 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
India is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural nation emerging as a powerful nation, rich in knowledge assets from ancient times. Indigenous systems such as Ayurveda and Siddha have been evolving for the last 5000 years. This Indigenous system proves significant in eradication of diseases as well as their prevention.

Hence this knowledge asset inscribed in ancient materials like palm leaves should be managed effectively and preserved in an appropriate manner. Knowledge Management is a practice that involves capturing and sharing of an organization’s information assets enhancing the sustainability and ability to gain competitive advantage in the present day globalization.

Management of knowledge assets is important for managers to sustain the organizational efficiency. Role of Librarians is gaining significance in managing the knowledge asset of any organization. As a medical librarian, I have documented and digitized this indigenous knowledge in the form of an Expert System. This expert system is an effective tool designed for powerful knowledge management.

Knowledge in Siddha medicine is the asset of CRIS organization. For example, a viral disease called ‘chickungunya’ spread over Tamil Nadu in the recent past could be controlled by treating with Siddha, an indigenous system of medicine. It is evident that Siddhas had documented the remedies for such diseases in palm leaves in ancient days itself.

This paper is based on knowledge management of Indigenous system of medicine which is the most ancient & more effective one. The detailed report and case studies will be dealt with the statistical support in the full paper.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Keyword Knowledge management
Indigenous affairs
Knowledge asset
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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