Michelle Farabough's blog

Gotta love incubators!

We are preparing a presentation for this year's KPM (Knowledge and Project Management) Symposium at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa campus in August. We've been assigned to the business innovators and incubators presenters group. According to my professors I'm a "serial" entrepreneur. Better that than serial something else! However, I wish KMRM was further "incubated." Birthing is ALWAYS difficult, although rewarding.

Knowledge Management IS Risk Management

KMRM (Knowledge Management • Risk Management) Consulting, LLC takes seriously the notion of RISK as it relates to knowledge management and the likelihood that a company's intellectual assets have not been captured and may be lost.

Congratulations PBworks!

If you haven't tried a "pb"wiki, it's definitely time you tried the new "PB"works. This fast-growing, collaborative web platform company provides enterprises and educators... small and large... a wonderful way to do all those important knowledge management things with what they know: Create it Capture it Secure it Combine it Pool it Edit it Connect it Share it Transfer it Distribute it Network it Web 2.0 it Manage it Workflow it Search it Filter it Locate it Store it Use it Reuse it Experience it.

Again... art teaches us to just communicate

If music is the universal language, then we owe debt to those who speak to us. And those who make instruments for artists to speak through. I had my piano tuned today, and with that came a renewed pleasure in playing. A few weeks ago I was lucky to see Steinway L1037... both the piano AND the movie. As I watched, I couldn't help but think how those who are managing Steinway and Sons could inspire organizations to manage and preserve their intellectual capital.

Trend to open access of scholarly research

Exploring the possible knowledge management benefits from open access and the PKP OJS system led me to an interesting February 2008 blog post by Michael Carroll , who teaches law at Villanova University School of Law and serves on the Board of Creative Commons. I was encouraged by his news that Harvard faculty has "increased its competitive edge by adopting a faculty resolution to grant the university a license to make faculty scholarship freely accessible online."

Communicating on the web

Students from the "Design and Implementation of Web-based Services" class summarized the semester's self-initiated, self-directed group project in a presentation to the OU infrastructure committee this past Friday. I was gravely disappointed as anticipated exuberance was deflated when focus turned away from positive ways to improve the current SLIS site and utilize the web for improved convenience, expanded community, effective marketing, and social networking to misdirected confusion and criticism.

reluctant blogger?

University of Oklahoma professor Doc Martens asked me (Michelle) to pinch hit at the Oklahoma Library Association annual convention this past Wednesday. The topic of the panel discussion was open source software, i.e. OSS. I was the clean-up batter, and my mission was to summarize my conversion from an open source technophobe to an open source/open access evangelist.

What difference do we make?

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.

Did I miss the revelation?

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?"

Just how do we find information in this day and age?

In focusing on information users, I found two articles that suggest that the Internet is quickly becoming our preferred source of information.