Knowledge Management

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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?"

KM goes social

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.

KM References

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

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)

This is NOT helvetica

This is: 

Go see it!

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

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.

Oft times knowledge comes in disguise

Sometimes it's our lack of knowledge, that when put into a new framework, becomes knowledge that is real. And valuable. And lasting. And most beneficial to Self and others in our communities of practice.  Other times it's in our failures that knowledge emerges as motivation and the needed realization that what matters most is progress, not perfection.

Knowledge can be painful. Knowledge can arrive unexpectedly. Knowledge can be a gift from our colleagues and our friends.

If nothing else, aren't knowledge managers truly archivists?

Today's thoughts were sparked by the newly released First Monday paper entitled "Machines in the archives: Technology and the coming transformation of archival reference" by Richard J. Cox and the University of Pittsburgh archives students. In the article personal computers are recognized as the catalyst for the transformation, allowing a narrowing of the gap between past and present.

KM = (K)eep (M)oving. Are KMers Imagineers?

I can't help but see a strong correlation between Walt Disney's "keep moving" culture and good KM:

"Communication" is often lost in a "to do" list

The word "communication" seems an unusual thread for an entire 2-day symposium addressing the latest research and methods for a combined knowledge and project management initiative. I'm never sure whether it's because of my experience in mass communication, my belief that knowledge management is really communication management, or just because I love to communicate with others... that I am hypersensitive to when someone "throws out" the word "communication" in their presentation.