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Presented at NACLIN New Delhi. By Sharad Kumar Sonker Department of Lib. & Info. Sci. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow-226025 & Dr.K.L.Mahawar Department of Lib. & Info. Sci. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow-025

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knowledge portal an innovative approach to libraries
Presented at


New Delhi


Sharad Kumar Sonker

Department of Lib. & Info. Sci.

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University




Department of Lib. & Info. Sci.

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow-025

Knowledge Portal: An Innovative Approach to Libraries
goal of this presentation
Goal of this Presentation

To present the basic concepts ofknowledge portaland itsfunctioningwhich, offers an opportunity to library and information professionals to provide a single point access to individual’s knowledge as well as explicit knowledge.

what will you learn
What Will You Learn?
  • Definitions of Portal
  • Knowledge portal
  • Components of K Portal
  • Process of K Portal
  • Open Source Software
  • Advantages of K Portal
  • “Right information to the right user at the right time” has been the motto of information professionals.
  • Advancement of Information Technology and emerging trends in Internet has changed the concept of portal where the internal and external resources are the main components to the new system called “Knowledge portal”.
  • Knowledge portal facilitatetacitandExplicit knowledgefor users
  • A web site that aims to be an entry point to the World-Wide Web, typically offering a search engine and/or links to useful pages, and possibly news or other services.

Denis Howe

  • A Web site that functions as an entry point to the Internet, as by providing useful content and linking to various sites and features on the World Wide Web

Random House Unabridged Dictionary

  • A Web page that serves as an entry point or Gateway to resources and services

The Sun & Sun (2002)

what is knowledge portal
What is Knowledge portal?
  • Knowledge portal provides a single point of access to the tacit and explicit knowledge that support members of the institutions or organizations in all aspects of their learning, teaching, working, research and other activities.
  • It offers various internal, external resources with other services which encompass and management of books, journals, databases, Web-sites, learning objects, library catalogue, email, forums, lesson learned, best practices and experiences of individual.
  • It contains intelligent agent software to identify and automatically distribute information and knowledge effectively to knowledge workers based on knowledge profile
objectives of k portal
Objectives of K Portal
  • To support working, learning, teaching, research and development
  • To provide entry point to the web resources as well as local resources with special services
  • To integrate internal and external resources that allows interoperability or cross search or federated search
  • To Provide internal and external knowledge through a single plate form with the elimination of various interface and password
  • To store and retrieve tacit and explicit knowledge of individuals
  • To assist to short out any problems occurred in future as occurred in earlier
  • To optimum utilization of resources
  • E-mail
  • Real-time messaging and awareness
  • Discussion forums
  • Knowledge Catalogue (experts system)
  • Repository
  • Database tools and software
  • User Interface
process of k portal
Process of K Portal
  • Identification of Field
  • Identification of Information Scientists or Experts
  • Documentation of Internal Knowledge of employee or persons
  • Creation of Various systems and databases
  • Integration of Internal and external knowledge
  • Designing an easy Interface for the users
  • It disseminates various types of information, message and data.
  • Improves knowledge management and offers experience of individuals or group of individuals that is the key assets for the future generations.
  • Portal allows to sharing all the internal documents, best practices, policies and procedures, expertise and experience of individual and external documents.
  • Portal improves the security of the contents.
  • It allows you to integrate various applications into the single database so that the relevant information can be obtained as an when required.
  • It allows content Management which consist documentation, capturing, storing and managing contents.
  • It creates a content browsing and searching structure which facilitate easy access of information.
  • It improves decision making through accurate information
  • It enhances to develop harmony and relation that save the time and money.
open source software
Open source software
  • Metadot Portal Server

  • DotNetNuke

  • Liferay Portal 4.3.4

  • eNdonesia 8.4


Those institutions or organisations which are involved in the generation of knowledge, they can create a knowledge portal for the capturing, storing, sharing and disseminating internal and external knowledge to achieve their aims and objectives.