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Building the Knowledge Culture

Exit the CIO? Enter the Knowledge Strategist

Guy St. Clair

  It’s my guess that Mike Cooke’s provocative article in the February 15, 2012 issue of Financial Times (“Does the company CIO have a future?”) has a lot of people thinking about their career choices. And while there’s probably not a lot of worrying among CIOs secure in their jobs, people aiming to move up the IT ladder will read what Cooke has to say with great interest. Cooke, a partner in Booz & Company’s Strategy and IT practices, begins his good story by noting that “the rapid change in both technology and the information technology (IT) function over the…
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SMR Special Report: Starting KM in Your Organization

Guy St. Clair

  Readers will recall a series of posts last spring, responding to a query posted at one of the LinkedIn Groups. Starting KM in Your Organization: Here’s Your Strategic Road Map was published in eleven posts at the SMR site. We’ve had requests to put the posts together into one document. For a quick read, here are the “stops” on that road map: Define what you want to do Define your terms Don’t go it alone Think big and lead the change Identify what’s been done already Identify resources Conduct the knowledge audit Develop a corporate knowledge strategy Strategic planning…
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Moving Forward with KM, Specialized Librarianship, and Knowledge Sharing in Africa

Guy St. Clair

  The latest issue of Information Outlook, the publication of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), includes a profile of Nerisa Kamar, who is with UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. She works with UN-HABITAT’s Knowledge Management Unit as Assistant Librarian for the Sergio Vieira de Mello United Nations Library at Nairobi . In his introduction to the interview, author Stuart Hales writes: “Books, journals, and other media are the lifeblood of libraries and information centers, and many librarians have their hands full organizing their collections of these resources and making them available to clients when and where they are…
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