Evidence-Based Decision Making on-the-Fly

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 7/11/2017

Pilots can’t fly unless they have instruments that tell them what the plane is doing at all times, and where it’s heading. KM professionals need instruments too, in order to assess whether the products and services they are providing are valued, and to understand what additional products and services might be needed.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Electronic Resource Management, Knowledge Management Systems, LookUp Precision

10 Principles for Building and Maintaining Successful KM Communities

Posted by Stan Garfield on 6/27/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share what I’ve learned about building lively, enduring communities for KM stakeholders, practitioners, and end users of organizational knowledge. Here’s an excerpt to (hopefully) pique your interest.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, KM Participation, Knowledge Management Systems

How Can You Nurture a Knowledge-Sharing Culture?

Posted by Stan Garfield on 6/20/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of tips on how to identify organizational barriers to knowledge sharing, and how to overcome them as you build the necessary culture for KM to thrive.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Presto, Proven KM Practices

Presto and DB/TextWorks Support Humanitarian Aid Delivered by Surgeons Worldwide

Posted by Lucidea on 6/8/2017

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) volunteer surgeons operate on thousands of patients worldwide, and they and their teams use Inmagic Presto and DB/TextWorks in very innovative ways to document patient data and outcomes. Read on to learn more about the FACE TO FACE database.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Success Story, Knowledge Management Systems, Presto

Effective Knowledge Managers—Do You Recognize These Traits?

Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/30/2017

During my career as a KM practitioner, I developed a profile of the most effective knowledge managers. It’s included in my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Information Management, Inmagic Presto, Small Library Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

Is your ILS or KM Platform Multi-Faceted?

Posted by Phil Green on 5/25/2017

I was speaking with a client about faceted search. (For more information on that subject see my blog post “A Firm Foundation for Faceted Search”). We discussed the need for well-organized and well-structured data to support useful faceted searching. The client challenged that need, and stated she had read and been told that some forms of guided navigation require no data preparation—and will work with completely unstructured data. In this post I’ll compare and contrast two approaches to searching.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

Develop a Tailored KM Strategy with Proven Knowledge Management Components

Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/18/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of useful KM components that can be mixed and matched to suit an organization’s specific needs. Please read on for a sneak preview.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, KM Strategy

Part Three: Special Libraries’ Evolving Role—Continued Success Requires a Business Strategy

Posted by Phil Green on 5/16/2017

As discussed in my last post, special libraries now exist in a highly competitive information marketplace, where business users of content have lots of options. Michael Porter—in his seminal book Competitive Strategy—stated that in a competitive marketplace there are three strategies that make sense: cost leadership, differentiation, and focus. What does this imply for special library strategies?

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

How to be a Great KM Communicator

Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/12/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I include a chapter on communication. Timely communication is critical to successfully introducing a new KM initiative and keeping the organization informed of implementation progress.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, How to

Part Two: Special Libraries’ Evolving Role—Continued Success Requires a Business Strategy

Posted by Phil Green on 5/10/2017

In my last post, I wrote about how I learned a difficult lesson: hard work and quality output must be in service of a solid business strategy if individuals, roles and departments are to thrive. As you know, keeping your special library vibrant and sustainable requires adaptation and lots of hard work. In addition, are you thinking strategically about how to make your library the best that it can be? Please read on for some ideas.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

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