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The Intranet of Everywhere - Solution Brief from Coveo

The Intranet of Everywhere - Solution Brief from Coveo | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
To capture maximum value from enterprise knowledge, organizations must empower teams with tools to swiftly find and engage content and experts relevant to their job and the task at hand. In an age marked by the “Commercialization of IT” and mobile workers, many organizations have found that letting workers utilize tools and applications they prefer promotes collaboration. But how can you adopt such an approach while making sure others can easily (and securely) find and re-purpose that knowledge in the future?
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Librarians asked to be tech-savvy - The New Indian Express

Librarians asked to be tech-savvy - The New Indian Express | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Express News Service 

"In the age of information technology, where data is available at the fingertips of those who seek it, librarians should be tech-savvy.

The focus of the national seminar held by the Kerala Library Association (KLA) here on Friday was on information technology interfaces in libraries and information centres.

Rather than seeing technology as a threat, it must be adopted and adapted into a supporting system for information services, the speakers at the seminar said. Borrowing from Web 2.0, they have to go to Library 2.0; library services are user-centred, collaborative and participatory in nature.

“An integrated application of Web 2.0 facilities such as social networking sites, RSS, weblogs etc, leads to Knowledge Management 2.0 (KM 2.0),” said A Neelameghan, former head of the Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Bangalore, who was delivering the keynote address on ‘Knowledge Management 2.0 in the Inclusive Knowledge Society Environment’."

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New librarians are tech-savvy, part of KM 2.0 

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New Knowledge Sharing for Product Development Teams, by Matt Priest

New Knowledge Sharing for Product Development Teams, by Matt Priest | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Today, three ring binders and file cabinets still clutter the offices of marketers and market researchers at Fortune 500 companies that are considered leaders in innovation. Most of these companies probably have sophisticated enterprise information systems that contain sales information, financials, product data records, inventory and even employee time‐tracking.


The answer lies with improved information retention, data accuracy and knowledge capture. This requires a three‐part change in most organizations.

Part 1: Process ChangePart 2: Supporting Technology ChangePart 3: Culture Change

 

In a world where information changes every second and flows freely from source to source, innovation data tracking is more necessary than ever. The insights and knowledge gained through this practice are priceless and will become the foundation of innovation success for years to come.

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Argument for better information management to enhance innovation in companies!

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Successful Knowledge Management Storytelling at Fluor - Jeff Hester

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"Before we developed written languages, storytelling allowed us to pass down our history and knowledge from one generation to the next. Even today, storytelling remains a powerful medium. A well-told story with a meaningful message is easier to remember, internalize and share.


Earlier today I chatted with fellow knowledge management (KM) colleagues at KMers.org on the subject of corporate storytelling and knowledge management, and I promised to share my storytelling story."

 

"At Fluor, storytelling almost always takes a written form. Naturally, people share their stories in person or in teleconferences, but our emphasis is on written stories. This definition of “storytelling” is different from many other organizations.

Our stories are real-world examples that illustrate the value of knowledge management. I recognize that there are stories that do not involve either success nor any form of knowledge sharing. While they can be valuable in their own right, they fall out of my organization’s scope.

These KM success stories are collected both informally and formally. Informally, we simply ask people to share examples of how knowledge sharing (a more accessible term than KM) and collaboration has benefited them, their project or the client. This past year we asked this question in on of our KM discussion forums and had over 30 responses — some good, some great and some everyday examples of KM at work. The best of these were identified and more formally captured."


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Stimulating Conversation And The Marketing Cafe, by Andrew Armour

Stimulating Conversation And The Marketing Cafe, by Andrew Armour | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
"Marketing Cafes are a great way to liven up traditional conferences and seminars - bringing different questions to the table and encouraging new conversations ...
Yet whilst we have a surplus of texts, emails and data we often overlook what is in real short supply – purposeful, collaborative, open and focused – business conversation."
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Online Information 2011 - The largest event dedicated to the information industry

Information and Collaboration:
Meeting the challenges of a mobile generation

 

5 Conference Tracks

 

Mix and match seminar tracks each day so that you can customise the programme to suit your priorities and interests. Choose from:

 

1. Going mobile: Information and knowledge on the move

Keynote speakers:

Paul Golding, CEO, Wireless Wanders

Steve Wing, Head of Mobile, Guardian News & Media

 

2. Social Media: Exploiting knowledge in networks

Keynote speakers:

Jacob Morgan, Principal and Co-Founder, Chess Media GroupJemima Gibbons, Social Media Strategist, AAB Engage

 

3. Building a framework for the future of the information profession

Keynote speakers:

Phil Bradley, Internet ConsultantDavid Ball, Head of Academic Development Services

 

4. New frontiers in information management

Keynote speakers:

Richard Boulderstone, Director of e-strategy and Information Systems, The British Library

 

5. Search and Information Discovery

Keynote speakers:

Susanne Koch, Editor and Owner, Pandia.com

The Online Information conference 2011 promises a huge range of expertise

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What's the Right Toolset for Digital Humanities?

What's the Right Toolset for Digital Humanities? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
There are many tools available to help academics be more productive, and we have spent, now, almost two years in talking about them. We have mostly concentrated on tools useful to any academic, or librarian. Now, however, I would like to start a series of posts discussing the tools for specific disciplines. Why? While most of you in our readership are academic librarians, we do have some researchers and other kinds of librarians. Any of you researching or helping a researcher find and use information might benefit from finding out what tools are useful in a particular discipline. The truth is that different areas of studies differ widely in what they are trying to accomplish and so in the tools they need to get their work done.
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Valuable resource of tools for the Digital Humanities
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Tool diversi per diversi scopi. Da leggere tutto ed approfondire

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Verna Allee on Incentivizing Knowledge Sharing

In a mini-interview with Alakh Asthana of eClerx Services, Verna talks about why deliberate incentives for knowledge sharing are not necessary. She explains ...
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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:59 AM

"... people love to talk about their work - how they solved a problem, something that they ran into, that they had a really great idea and it worked out etc. It's very natural for employees to share their achievements, problems and other areas of interests over informal coffee table discussions."

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People love sharing knowledge!

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Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 2 – Focus on the people | Innerteams

Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 2 – Focus on the people | Innerteams | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"In our previous blog Getting the best out of tacit knowledge – Part 1 – Understanding what it is, we took a look at the different forms of information and paid particular attention to how tacit knowledge is derived and what its sources are.

 

Now that we have identified tacit knowledge as being information which is drawn from personal experiences, cultures and biases and thereby affecting us personally we need to look at the practical methods of this within the work place."


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The Key Role of Librarians in Knowledge Management « Legal Current

The Key Role of Librarians in Knowledge Management « Legal Current | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The Key Role of Librarians in Knowledge Management http://t.co/lXh0JS6t...

 

Gretchen DeSutter: 

"As firms strive for greater efficiency and delivering greater value to clients, knowledge management system can help firms by streamlining search.

Because of their skill set and experience, librarians are uniquely positioned to help firms get the most out of their knowledge management systems. According to the 2011 ALM Law Librarian "Survey, 57 percent are playing a more active role in KM than three years ago."

In the end, it’s all about placing the right information into the user’s hands at the right time and in the right format. Librarians know how to do that better than anyone, and those skills can make the difference in helping their firms realize the full benefits of knowledge management.

Stop by booth #922 at the AALL National Conference and see what’s new in knowledge management."

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The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management #ICKM12

"4 - 6 September 2012

South Africa

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE

"Rethinking Knowledge Management: Foresight in the 21st Century"

Call for Papers

Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Management arise. The subject field is relatively diffused and scattered into diverging concepts, perspectives and disciplines. This conference will explore trends about the future of Knowledge Management and will provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of diverse and professional approaches and research on recent and future developments in Knowledge Management. The conference will also provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and doctoral students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). 

The conference will be organized into several tracks covering a wide range of topics."

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Simon's Scratch Pad: A knowledge management conundrum: how to share secret information?

Simon's Scratch Pad: A knowledge management conundrum: how to share secret information? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A knowledge management conundrum: how to share secret information. One KM issue that has sat in the back of my mind for some time is how to share information among employees that is classified as secret.

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Karen du Toit's comment, October 17, 2011 3:37 AM
Thanks for this!