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The Knowledge Hub and Linked Data in Local Government

The Knowledge Hub and Linked Data in Local Government

This is a presentation I did for the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO-UK) for their conference on 14th September 2010 on the topic “The Future of Knowledge Organization on the Web”. The presentation covers the issues faced by users who need to connect and join-up online conversations and information from multiple networks and websites in order to gain domain specific insight and knowledge. Conversations are becoming increasingly disaggregated; useful data is disconnected and lacks context. The Knowledge Hub connects…

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Knowledge Hub (part 2)

Knowledge Hub (part 2)

It’s taken a while for me to get around to posting an update to my “Knowledge Hub Part 1” post, mainly as a result of being fully immersed in the technology procurement process these past several months. This phase is now almost complete and we will shortly be starting on the actual development of the Hub, so now seems to be an opportune moment to remind everyone what this Knowledge Hub thing is, and to give a first airing of…

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Knowledge Hub Hotseat (transcript)

Knowledge Hub Hotseat (transcript)

The following is a transcript of the Knowledge Hub ‘Hot Seat’ on-line question and answer session that took place on 26th February 2010 on the IDeA CoP Platform. Further information about the Knowledge Hub is available at: http://www.local.gov.uk/knowledgehub Video Transcript: Just a brief introduction to the knowledge hub. Have you ever had problems finding information amongst all over conversations going on out in the virtual world? Yes you can do a Google search and you might be lucky and find…

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Web 2.0 tools for facilitating knowledge management

Web 2.0 tools for facilitating knowledge management

Having run a number of social media workshops for UK Local Government over the past few months, I will be focusing specifically on how social media and social networking (Web 2.0) can support the development of personal learning – ‘Knowledge Management’ at the forthcoming TFPL training event on 24th March 2010 – open to both public and private sector organisations. There has been considerable interest in this training so I’m anticipating that there may be a few more courses shceduled…

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Knowledge Hub Advisory Group

Knowledge Hub Advisory Group

The second meeting of the Knowledge Hub Advisory Group took place yesterday, 7th December. ( For some background to the Knowledge Hub see previous posting). It was regretable that we didn’t get more attendees from local authorities, but those who did manage to attend were involved in some excellent workshop sessions aimed at teasing out their vision for how the Knowledge Hub would deliver efficiency and performance improvements for the local government sector. This was a valuable exercise because we…

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Ten Reasons Social Media Will Not Replace Email

Ten Reasons Social Media Will Not Replace Email

Email is here to stay – long live email?  Here are some reasons why email is not going to disappear soon: 1. People still send hand-written letters via snail mail, even though they could instead make a phone call, send an email, text message, or status update. 2. Nearly all sites on the web that require registration require an email address. Some are starting to integrate social media into this process (through things like Facebook Connect), but that is still…

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Managing Beyond Web 2.0 – MkKinsey Article

Managing Beyond Web 2.0 – MkKinsey Article

A recent McKinsey & Co article advocates that organisations should start preparing now for when Web 2.0 morphs into Web 3.0.  The article doesn’t really expand on what it means by ‘Web 3.0’, but there are a few useful nuggets, such as: Using social networks to listen to what customers are saying (read ‘citizens’ for public sector organisations) Rather than pushing messages at consumers (citizens), isten to them and think constantly about ways to activley engage with them. Experiment with…

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Knowledge Hub – part 1

Knowledge Hub – part 1

This is the first opportunity I’ve had to write anything about the Knowledge Hub (Khub) Advisory Group meeting that took place last week (17th September) in London, though a number of my colleagues have been pretty active in the blogosphere and twitterverse on the topic. In particular I found Ingrid Khoeler’s post pretty much spot on and wondered if indeed if I had anything more to say on the topic. Well, clearly yes, because I’ve started this post! Maybe I…

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How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

The latest McKinsey quarterly report provides results of a survey of 1,700 executives from around the world who were asked about the value that they/their companies had realised from their Web 2.0 deployments. 69% of respondents report that their companies have gained measurable business benefits, which includes more innovative products and services, more effective marketing, better access to knowledge, lower cost of doing business, and higher revenues. The survey also found that the most successful companies integrated Web 2.0 technologies…

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Records Management in a Web 2.0 World

Records Management in a Web 2.0 World

My colleague James Lappin (Thinking Records Ltd) recently hosted and facilitated a podcast with me, Steve Baily – senior adviser on records management issues for JISC infoNet and author of the hugely successful and thought-provoking book ‘Managing the Crowd, rethinking records management for the web 2.0 world‘ and Elizabeth Lomas, PhD Researcher at Northumbria University. I was indeed in esteemed company! For me this was an opportunity to air the views I had previously blogged about regarding a perceived disinterest or…

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