KM Terms and Concepts:

As noted below... If you are an information professional, can you hold your own in a discussion about these topics?

Communities of Practice: self-organized, deliberate collaboration of people who share common practices and interests and want to advance their knowledge; informal networks where tips are exchanged and ideas generated; fly fishing example

More KM discussion basics

Following are major topics of discussion in KM. As knowledge professionals, can you hold your own in a discussion about these topics?

Open Access (PKP and OAJ, i.e. Stanford University, University of British Columbia, Simon Frasier Library, and Willinsky)

are we untamed?

What does it mean to be a "tamed" knowledge professional? Many a rant have surfaced while I scour the literature, but none has ignited my soul and caused me to come out of hiding more than an article by James Neal entitled "Raised by Wolves". A KM think tank, of which I am a part, is systematically making its way through current issues.

As busy as...

Grand Central Station? Things kind of came to a stand still there yesterday. I think this video is SO great... Talk about "knowledge management."  

Communicating on the web...

Thanks to Scott Karp and Publishing 2.0, anyone who has any hesitancy or wonderment about the 21st century journalist can now be FULLY informed!

This is NOT helvetica

This is: 

Go see it!

Run, do not walk. EVERY communication and information and knowledge advocate should.

Sadly, the vacation is over...

It happens to all of us. The holidays. An escape from the reality of thinking... and writing... and sharing information.  The advent of a new year means a return to blogging. How soon we forget our dangling conversations, until the Doc reminds us that people are out there lurking. So, for those who are... this post is a way of promising you and myself that I'll come back from vacation.

Follow up to Metacrap Happens...

The debate over authoritative and "acceptable" sources and the ability to find information continues. And the old way and new way of information seeking behavior continue to collide.

Does our information economy owe its future to sports?

Last week I looked across the table at my business partner and said, "Isn't it scarey that our whole economy is based on... well, nothing... well, at least nothing we can see?" Here we are preparing to organize, manage and secure information, yet we can't hold "it" in our hands.