I'm sorting thru old articles, ridding my library of unnecessary papers, and preparing to write a paper on open access and the PKP (Public Knowledge Project) for my design project. While doing a "formal" academic database search on open access, I happened upon an editorial by Dr. Rush Miller, Hillman University Librarian and Director at the University of Pittsburgh, entitled "What Difference Do We Make?" Although I found it of little use for my project, I found a lot to ignite my soul. Dr.
People + process + technology = good KM! Did I miss something somewhere? When was KM ever NOT "a concerted effort to improve how knowledge is created, delivered and used?" When was it NOT recommended that "organizations adopt a management strategy that addresses each of those three key activities?"
In focusing on information users, I found two articles that suggest that the Internet is quickly becoming our preferred source of information.
More on Web. 2.0 OU-Tulsa is so very fortunate to have Stewart Brower, MLIS, AHIP, as the enthusiastic and charming leader (more than a director) of our library. He has graciously agreed to post his RSS (Web 2.0) slide presentation on his "Professional Notes" blog. This serves as a good review of Web 2.0.
A review of important Open Access information tells us lest not we forget these...
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
DMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 combines two WIPO treaties
Today, while studying open access, open source and open science, I found a wonderful article at First Monday by Dr. John Willinsky, founder of the PKP and OJS movement. It's worth a read.
The open movement addresses the phenomenon of new technologies running under old economies. So... to clarify this "openness," Wikipedia (yes, the threat to authority "authority") says this:
Although these are targeted at LIS professionals, KMers would be wise to adhere to these, as well. ALA Core Values:
Access: All information resources that are provided directly or indirectly by the library, regardless of technology, format, or methods of delivery, should be readily, equally, and equitably accessible to all library users.
If you're wondering where KM sits in the face of social networking, check out David Gurteen's slide presentation "KM Goes Social" on slideshare.
Do you know about these quintessential people and things?
Authors and Researchers:
Batelle, John: “The Search”, i.e. How Google is changing the way we search for info
Buckland, Michael: “information as a thing”; leading author in LIS field, including library services, information retrieval, cultural heritages, and the historical development of Information Management; concerned with metadata, electronic retrieval vocabularies