KM, Communities and the “Little Free Library”

Chris Collison

It’s the “Little Free Library” Little Free Library is a creative idea, thought up by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, that aims to promote literacy and bring communities together by putting up mini libraries in neighborhoods around the world.

New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Public libraries urgently need to reinvent their role in society. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. We show how we did an initial validation of the method using the results of two exploratory workshops with professionals in the Dutch public library world.

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Elsua

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. .

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It’s the Latest, It’s the Greatest, It’s the Library

Hildy Gottlieb

In 1967, when I was 10 years old, an ad campaign for libraries swept the nation. There’s a place for you and a place for me, it’s the local public library. It’s the latest, it’s the greatest, it’s the library.

New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: knowledge weaving , libraries , sensemaking , social innovation. knowledge weaving libraries sensemaking social innovationJust published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy , pp.51-64. ISBN 978-0-9874652-4-5. Abstract. Society consists of a web of interconnected communities.

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Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

Already a while ago, but still worth a post: on August 5, I was an invited speaker at the Ticer Digital Libraries a la Carte 2009 summer school. Ticer stands for Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources, and is a business unit of Tilburg University’s Library and IT Services. My module concerned the Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities track.

Library 2.0 to close?

Social Reporter

Members of the 4000-strong Ning-based network Library 2.0 Some support for keeping Library 2.0, recently received this message: “Unless I hear a huge outcry over the next 24 hours, I will shut down this group effective Thursday evening , Feb. Most people trying to join are spammers or just seeing what they can get into. I do not want to transfer the ownership of this group to anyone else.

Blog>> NHS KM Resource Library

Green Chameleon

Many of you will have used the NHS’ public KM resources site. It gathers together a range of resources on KM applications in the public sector (not just the NHS) and it has a very applied, practical focus.

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

KM Blog of the Week Library clips by John Tropea. Weekly Knowledge Management Blog by Stan Garfield KM Question, Thought Leader, Blog, Link, and Book of the Week [ Blogroll - KM Home Page - Send a Question - Implementing a successful KM programme ]. KM Question of the Week Q: What advice do you have for leaders? A: Here are three maxims on authentic leadership. Maxim #1: PICKLES. Passion – have passion for your work, convey it to your people, and demonstrate it in your actions.

Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations

SocialTech

Picture shared under Creative Commons Licence by Skokie Public Library. The LRC Connect school library project ran as part of our staff development programme, and supports the promotion and development of digital literacy across the city.

Web 2.0 in Libraries

Nancy White

in libraries. I gave a talk at University Centre Hastings (UCH) to the Sussex Sub-Branch of CILIP South East way back in November 2007 on the subject of Web 2.0 My original post with links to the slides and relevant Web sites can be found HERE. I have just received a recording of my talk - it is an MP3 file and rather large (31 MBytes) - click HERE to download it.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries - Free Online Event

Nancy White

June 10th I’ll be joining the good folks at WebJunction to do an hour on technology stewardship in/at libraries. If you are a librarian or library junkie, join us! Library: WebJunction. SL Library by Pathfinder Linden.

Green Chameleon » NHS KM Resource Library

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about NHS KM Resource Library Many of you will have used the NHS’ public KM resources site.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are a librarian or library junkie, join us! Library: WebJunction Location: Wimba Classroom Other Information: *Registration is required for this event.

Blog Cases from 2005: Christina Pikas on Library Science

Portals and KM

These cases have not appeared on this blog before  Christina Pikas is currenlty a science and engineering librarian in a special library, as well as a doctoral student in information studies. Christina originally started her first blog after hearing Steven Cohen, who writes the blog, Library Stuff , speak at Maryland Technology Day. She   Christina used the library science blogs to point out new technologies and resources, too.

Hazel Blears borrows from Living Library

Neighbourhoods

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is known to be a fan of Living Library and scheduled a visit. ' Tags: Living library

Updated facilitation resources library

Chris Corrigan

For many years on this site I have kept a page of facilitation resources that is my working library. For your edification, my renewed library of Facilitation Resources , free for the taking. I haven’t updated it for a long time, and so today, I went through folders and bookmarks and old emails and blog posts and revised the page. . The best links and site to partcipatory process I have found. . Enjoy.

Libraries to accept food bank donations as fines

Neighbourhoods

Trust ordinary people in the north to have worked this out: library users in St Helens are being given the option of paying any overdue fines with donations to food banks instead of cash. We have a government that regards the public library network as superfluous and food banks as unnecessary.

Post-KM and Enterprise 2.0 from Library Clips

Portals and KM

I have been meaning to write about this excellent and comprehensive post from John Tropea for some time, Post-KM: enterprise 2.0, facilitation and complexity. I have always thought that KM and enterprise 2.0 have a lot of overlap and that the new enterprise 2.0 tools give KM people much, much better tools to do their job and a better chance to realize the original vision of KM. At the same, there is much more to enterprise 2.0

Search it in the library, ask the librarian (or ask everyone)?

Net-Map Toolbox

Because a library (and even more so the internet) is a place where thousands and thousands of sources of information sit next to each other on shelves, not really indicating which ones are crucial.

Search it in the library, ask the librarian (or ask everyone)?

Net-Map Toolbox

Because a library (and even more so the internet) is a place where thousands and thousands of sources of information sit next to each other on shelves, not really indicating which ones are crucial.

Joint Use Library Community of Practice - evidence base

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

libraries communities_of_practice WSL peer-learning

Ah-ha! It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the cupcake

Endless Knots

I'm going out on a limb here and assuming that the same food service that provided refreshments during our ill-fated, so to speak, visit to a Harvard's Houghton Library in January also serves the Faculty Club (otherwise a lovely place to dine, I might add; last time I was there they served fab sushi). Remember our family-wide bout with the norovirus ?

How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

He should have set up SharePoint sites with document libraries, and then divided his files across those sites and document libraries. This would have given “his business” ownership of the files across “folders” (document libraries), rather than making him personally owner of everything and then trying to manage being owner, delegator, lead collaborator, and more using OneDrive for Business.

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Public libraries in crisis: it could be worse than you thought

Neighbourhoods

My take on the shameless withdrawal of government from supporting public libraries is to keep in mind that our libraries are one of the few things left that consolidate the public realm. Once they're gone, it's not just hard to get the library service back: it will be that much harder to reinstate the notion of publicness. Those who love libraries may quite rightly be tempted to do so.    Libraries will become just another charity shop.

But I can’t draw… Cancel that thought!

Full Circle Associates

MS Am 2337, Houghton Library, Harvard University As they say, if I had a piece of dark chocolate for every time that someone has said to me “but I can’t draw” when I ask them to sketch their ideas, or capture some content visually, I’d be as big as an elephant.

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Video library - Communities of practice - Rio Tinto

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

Short videos from Rio Tinto about their CoPs.

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PhD by Publication

Jenny Connected

I still have to be formally awarded this PhD by submitting a bound hard copy to Lancaster University (UK) library and attending an award ceremony in December, but given the revisions have been accepted, I now feel I can add PhD to my signature and post my PhD here on my blog.

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Library clips :: Presentation : Participation in Communities of Practice :: March :: 2010

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

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Michigan Library Association – Communities of Practice « Missouri Library Association Task Force to Examine MLA's Structure, Governance & Organization

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WSL communities_of_practice peer-learning

Open access: The grey zone

GrowingPains

Think the ACM Digital Library: [link]. ACM is doing a lot of soul searching about whether to make this library freely available. They have a valid point, however, that the costs of maintaining a quality, indexed library need to be covered somehow. into a "CI Digital Library" that makes accessing this "grey zone" in our field easier? Tags: CIRN digital libraries open access publishing

Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

using OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint document libraries). I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits. Do you have any examples from your work of Office 365 being used to support: Profiling employee experience (e.g.,

2016 52

Green Chameleon » On Being Ephemeral

Green Chameleon

It’s the Library of the Abbey of Saint-Gallen and it’s by Candida Hofer. Many of her photographs of libraries are empty, static, and serene. Thanks to Thinking Shift , Your Daily Awesome, Curious Expeditions and if: book for the library links.

Round-Trip Editing in Connections Content Manager

Michael Sampson - Currents

This means that while they are browsing for files in a Library, users can click on “Edit” in the browser and the file will open with the user’s favorite local editor. This is good news then, and although it is limited to Libraries (in Connections Content Manager for the moment), it portends good things are on the way for Files and Community Files.

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Organising Knowledge » Where Should Taxonomy be in the Taxonomy?

Green Chameleon

“ Word Herder &# takes issue with the Library of Congress’ allocation of the DDC classification 658.4038 to my book Organising Knowledge (ie Information Management, deeply buried behind Technology (Applied Sciences). My library is a mess (we moved not too long ago), and I was trying to put books on the shelf in a semi-efficient manner. I am tempted to wander into my local library on Saturday and ask to peruse their copies, if only to see their reaction.)

A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs)

The Bumble Bee

3) A comprehensive cross-referenced library of in-depth articles from www.bioteams.com and other sources which expand and provide how-to details on each of the specific intervention in the guide.

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Notes on “Experience from the Field: How to Use a Team Site Effectively for Collaboration” (Benjamin Niaulin)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two things only in a site – lists and libraries. Document library – just another table, but it stores the document itself. Can change the Quick Links to view pages, rather than lists and libraries. - … Content Types – a big discussion.

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Organising Knowledge » Knowledge Organisation Systems

Green Chameleon

He had just retired as Professor at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London when I went there to do my Master’s in the mid-80s.

Case Studies on Office 365 at Work – What’s Happening in Your Work?

Michael Sampson - Currents

using OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint document libraries). I am putting the final touches on a new book that looks at the business opportunities for using Office 365. It explores eight core scenarios of how Office 365 can improve day-to-day work, and for each I want to profile firms that are already using Office 365 and experiencing some benefits. Do you have any examples from your work of Office 365 being used to support: Profiling employee experience (e.g.,

2016 44

NSLS: Communities of Practice

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WSL libraries communities_of_practice examples cases