"JASIST, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, has published a wealth of scholarly papers on knowledge development, knowledge sharing, communities of practice over the years and other KM-relevant topics. We reproduce here a recent Virtual Issue covering in particular the theme of knowledge management within a community.
There is a substantial body of knowledge management (KM) literature that deals with how individuals and groups develop knowledge and share it within different organizational structures. Along with a sampling of such studies, we also present others that touch upon how these communities exchange knowledge in interdisciplinary collaborations, what behaviors and intentions with respect to knowledge sharing (KS) and knowledge consumption they exhibit, what individual motivations they might have when sharing knowledge online, how communities of practice use technology, and how knowledge sources can influence KS. We similarly include papers on the application of these KM ideas and frameworks to other fields of study. (See full editorial for this Virtual Issue here)."