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Knowledge Workers in the New Environment (4): The Knowledge Strategist

Guy St. Clair

  The third type of knowledge professional I’ve identified is the organizational or corporate knowledge strategist, the employee whose work is that generally thought of as the management of knowledge services. With knowledge services usually defined –  as noted in earlier posts on this subject – as the convergence of information management, KM, and strategic learning, or, perhaps better put, as developing and implementing strategies for managing information, knowledge, and corporate or organizational learning, these activities provide focus for the knowledge strategist for matching the corporate knowledge strategy with the organization’s business strategy or mission. The knowledge strategists are the people who design and plan…
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Knowledge Workers in the New Environment (3)

Guy St. Clair

  In the August 29th SMR post we gave attention to knowledge workers, a first “category” for people working in the knowledge domain. Another category is that of strategic knowledge professionals. These are knowledge development/knowledge sharing (KD/KS) employees often thought of as a company’s “information professionals,” “content professionals,” “IT specialists,” “information managers,” or any of the myriad new titles coming into the knowledge lexicon these days. As KM and knowledge services continue their move toward enterprise-wide acceptance (including acceptance and – to some extent – enthusiasm in the management community at large), we see the valuable role of the strategic knowledge professional extending…
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A Code of Ethics for Archives Management

Guy St. Clair

Coincidentally with recent comments on KM/knowledge services and archives management (SMR Int’l posts for September 18, 19, and 20), Paul Morris in New York (p.morris54@gmail.com) has prepared a thoughtful essay on an enforceable code of ethics for archives and archivists. Morris introduces his paper –  An Enforceable Code of Ethics: Why Archivists Should be Demanding One – with the following: “In this paper, I am stating the case for archivists to clamor for an enforceable code of ethics. I first try to set forth the scope of what archives are and what archivists do, including the task they are claiming as…
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