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The academic and scientific community besides Knowledge Managers and Librarians have been encountering the complex problem of dealing with or managing 'Knowledge' as wealth, resource and product without any scientific discipline or effective tools and strategies. The available tools and techniques of Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Education or Philosophy have become incompatible in dealing with Knowledge but only Data and Information. Knowledge, consisting of interacting thousands of 'Concepts' ,is a complex system with complex control and communication functions. Knowledge as a Product for Mass Production, Marketing, Delivery and Consumption can be studied or dealt with using the tools,techniques and approaches of Mathematics and Cybernetics or Knowmatics. There is an urgent need to develop the discipline of Knowledge Science or Knowmatics for the effective handling and management of Knowledge created by the Humanity and also ensuring the optimal Consumption, Production, Delivery and Marketing of Knowledge.
Knowmatics is based on Mathew's Theories of Knowledge Consumption and Production and it is the result of more than 30 years research on diverse aspects of Knowledge, Information ,Education and Information Technology.
Knowledge,from Module to Domain to the Universe of Knowledge, is a complex system that can effectively dealt by using the Philosophy, Theories, Strategies, Approaches and Tools of Cybernetics. Knowmatics is essentially Cybernetics of Knowledge facilitating at least a five fold increase in efficiency and effectiveness of Education, Research, Decision-Making, Professional Practices and Social Production Processes.
Concepts are the building blocs of Knowledge; the structure of Knowledge is dynamic and non-linear.Developing tools for greater control and communications within each Domain of Knowledge as well as the Universe of Knowledge leads to mass production, consumption,production, marketing and delivery Knowledge for the benefit of the entire Humanity. Knowmatics is built upon Mathew's Theories of Knowledge Consumption -Production.
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