How to Sell KM to Leaders – Part Two

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 7/26/2018

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. As mentioned in my previous post on this topic, if you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t, you must keep trying until you do. To get their sponsorship and support, tell stories, make the business case, and sell the benefits. Please read on to learn about making the business case, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, KM

Museum Project Break Down—A Template

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 7/25/2018

Whether you’re undertaking a grant-funded project or a project being done in-house, project management principles should be applied. Most museums and other historical organizations don’t have a project manager on staff, and the idea of project management can seem overwhelming.

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Topics: Museums, Strategy, Project Management

Part Five: Aligning Research Results with Decision-Making—Mind Mapping and Boxes

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Posted by Stephen Abram on 7/24/2018

In my country (Canada), mind mapping is in the curriculum from a very early age. This skill is a foundation for critical thinking and, indeed, project and report creation and development—as well as beginning the research, discovery and exploration process.

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Libraries, Strategy

Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Considerations for Digital Archival Projects

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Posted by Margot Note on 7/23/2018

When digitizing collections, archivists should always take legal and ethical rights into consideration and proceed with caution when documenting culturally sensitive content—with sympathy as to the context of how the materials were collected, and consideration in the manner in which such content is presented.

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Topics: Digital Archives, Archives, Collections Management

How to Sell KM to Leaders – Part One

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 7/19/2018

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. If you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t, you need to keep trying until you do. To get their sponsorship and support, tell stories, make the business case, and sell the benefits. Please read on to learn about effective storytelling, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, KM

Museums with Zero Funding—Stop Saying These 4 Phrases

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Posted by Rachael Cristine Woody on 7/18/2018

With few exceptions museums rely on grant funding to supplement their annual budget. While it’s recommended a museum cultivate a stream of income that supports its yearly activities, most museums can only afford to keep the lights on and maintain a spartan staff.

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Topics: Museums, Strategy, Funding

Part Four: Aligning Research Results with Decision-Making—SWOT and Fish Bones

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Posted by Stephen Abram on 7/17/2018

I’ll bet you’ve done SWOT a lot. It’s a classic technique but one which benefits, I believe, from fish bone force field diagramming. It’s easy to do and, with good facilitation, mines the brains in the room quickly.

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Libraries, Strategy

Archives: Values to Consider During Selection for Digitization

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Posted by Margot Note on 7/16/2018

Selection practice in most archives is aimed at meeting the current needs of user communities. Criteria developed by archives to select items for digitization are based on evidential and aesthetic values, as well as informational, intrinsic, and artifactual values.

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Topics: Digital Archives

13 KM Insights for Successful Knowledge Managers

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 7/12/2018

In my latest book, Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program, I share a number of keys to success (Chapter 12) for KM practitioners implementing knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world.

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Topics: Professional Development, KM, Knowledge Management Software

Argus Turns a Museum’s Challenge into a Success; Carpe Diem

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Posted by Lucidea on 7/11/2018

Image: University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology

The University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archaeology exists to “advance…understanding of artistic and cultural heritage through research, collection and interpretation. [They] further their mission by preserving, enhancing and providing access to the collections for the benefit of present and future generations.” A museum staff of 12 (including part-time and student help) manage a collection of almost 16,000 objects, with a particularly strong antiquities collection.

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Topics: Museums, Collections Management

Part Three: Aligning Research Results with Decision-Making—Tools to Inspire Creativity and Encourage Divergent Thinking

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Posted by Stephen Abram on 7/10/2018

In this third post in my series about interesting frameworks and tools for thinking about the value-add we can provide in our product and service design, I’ll outline three tools I use all the time—sometimes alone, and sometimes in collaboration with others.

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Libraries, Strategy

Archives: Digital Imaging and Resolution Recommendations

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Posted by Margot Note on 7/9/2018

Digital imaging captures all the information in photographic originals. Read on for some guidelines on making the best digitization choices, always with the ultimate usage of the images in mind.

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Topics: Digital Archives

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