Thursday, June 28, 2007
Making matters worse, many people in the UK spend much of their working hours based at home, even more dispersed, fragmented and even less in the know.
But then I thought, if you look at the Web 2.0 technologies and the phenomena of social networking tools, not least the wiki's and blogs, they are totally dependant on open, collaborative, learning, sharing and trust based environment, and they are very successful indeed.
The same people who might not share knowledge freely from within their organisations, seem to be willing to share with the world! Also, they are not being paid anything for it either!
So is there, perhaps, a learning here? I have some views on this but I would like to invite and encourage your feedback and comment first, and then publish the overall conclusions later.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Be patient, we have just launched and we all have to start somewhere, but we are expecting a continuous flow of topics and articles over the coming months from the Open Source KM Community.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I received it from
Dr. Donat Agosti
American Museum of Natural History
and Naturmuseum der Burgergemeinde Bern
So thanks, Dr Agosti
You can read the article here by Joseph E. Stiglitz
KNOWLEDGE AS A GLOBAL PUBLIC GOOD
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
The World Bank
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
and its relevance to tools to support KM.
A couple were given a pasta machine for a xmas present.
Because it was given to them, and not in a situation of real
need, at that time, they were very thankful and put it into a
kitchen cupboard. There it remained for three years, unused.
But if the couple had a real need or desire to make pasta, they
would have bought a pasta machine and immediately started
to use it properly.
It's the same with technology tools that are thrust upon us.
If there isn't a proper need, and proper understanding for how
the technology can really help us work better, it will not be used
I hear people who say, 'Oh yes I tried blogging and wikis when they
first appeared, but I don't use them now'. And I think to myself,
do they really understand what these new tools can do for us,
as knowledge workers, or are they like the couple with the
xmas pasta machine present?
More information at:
Monday, June 11, 2007
He also talks about a Web Operating System replacing much of the PC OS and/or acting as a hybrid OS . Makes great sense to me.
In a personal knowledge management context, I am interested in, to quote Nova "the WebOS as the ultimate personal mashup!" RDF, SPARQL, OWL and the Semantic web will become more prominent to support such a personal platform. I am interested in how personal information management tools could develop into personal knowledge management tools through such Web 3.0 developments.
You can read more from Nova Spivak at:
For more information go to:
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
18 months, the two most popular searches, by far
were, and continue to be:
Q1 What's the difference between information and knowledge?
Q2 Who, What, Why, Where, When, How?
Interestingly, they are not confined at all to a
particular area, but come from all parts of the world.
Furthermore, they not only come from schools and
universities and education sector, as you would expect,
but from a wide cross section of industry, public and
So, clearly, there is a healthy appetite for understanding
and applying better knowledge!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Version 1 is now available to members for downloading.
So become a member today.
Immediately download Open Source KM Consulting
Methodology and Tools Version 1.
Start reading, learning, applying and helping us all
to further develop and improve towards Version 2.
Let's harness the global knowledge and experiences
of members around the world, and demonstrate
rapid new knowledge creation, for the good of the
whole KM community.