The Role of Information Brokers in Knowledge Management
In every period of the history human society has faced specific challenges and developed tools to address them. \"Information society\" and \"Knowledge economy\" are terms used to describe the basic property of the times the authors are living in now. The way of managing the challenges of \"Information era\" by business entities is the litmus for success now-a-days. Professional competencies and special skills for managing information and information resources are needed. The paper discusses the role of information brokers as the joining link in facilitating success in the knowledge economy. This role is composed of the roles of surveyors, analysts, creators of secondary information, and finally knowledge disseminators.