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Next NetIKX Seminar

The next NetIKX Seminar will be Wednesday 22 July 2020 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

Time critical user centred library web design

Antony Groves, Learning and Teaching Librarian at the University of Sussex

See the Events page.

Planning for the year 2020 to 2021 – 4 May 2020

Here is a round-up of seminars currently at the planning stage. Keep in touch with our website for updates on each of these as they are finalised:

TRIZ, a little-known methodology from Russia with a very big potential. Learning from this session will give you the potential to think like a genius! We will learn about the concepts, principles, and strategies to solve any problem and there will be a chance to discover a couple of techniques that you can apply. (This session was deferred from March this year due to Covid19 lock-down).

Delivering Impact with Digital Resources. This will look at a fresh way of thinking about strategy and introduce a mechanism to provide evidence of benefits. You can learn to work in innovative modes with digital resources for the positive social and economic benefit of your communities.

Coming up in 2021 (these seminars are very tentative at the moment)

Learning about the adoption of the new Knowledge Standards, with special emphasis on practicalities such as a training and support programme.

Insights into neuroscience, memory and knowledge with reference to the design and delivery of a Knowledge Management programme

Next NetIKX Seminar

The next NetIKX Seminar will be Wednesday 20 May 2020 and will most probably be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

How do we thrive in a hyper-connected, complex world?

An afternoon of conversation with David Gurteen.

See the Events page.

The NetIKX Seminar planned for 26th March

This seminar has had to be postponed because of corona virus.

We will most certainly rearrange it for a future date.  The website will be updated soon, to include a list of future events and when this popular event will be held.

Everyone who had signed up for the meeting has been informed but we apologise to everyone who may be inconvenienced.

Meanwhile, we are considering if there are other ways to provide seminars until the coronavirus concern is over.

Please accept our apologies for this disappointment, and do contact us at if you need any further information.

Prize Draw announcement

We are pleased to announce that Isobel Taylor has won our competition to win a book.

This is The KM Cookbook by Paul Corney et al.  The photo of the winner with the book will appear on this website as soon as we can arrange for the photo to be taken!

Welcome to our updated website

We are still working on moving over all our content, but the website is now ready for booking seminars, joining NetIKX and contacting us. Please have a look. If you would like to give us feedback, read on:

Win a Book

This competition closed in March.  Look out for a second chance to win Paul Corney’s book soon…

The book that was available at our last seminar:  Paul Corney et al: The KM Cookbook could be yours for no money at all.  Just look at our website and send an email to:  with a subject line:  Prize.  You can send a blank email or add a comment about the website.   All replies before the end of Feb will go into a prize draw for March 1st. Have a go now – the odds are much better than the National Lottery, and the prize much more useful! For an earlier winner of The KM Cookbook see the Taxonomy Bootcamp below.

Helpful people wanted

NetIKX is run by a voluntary committee and we are a thriving group, but currently short of a few members. Are you one of the people we need? Skills we would like include general admin, publicity and PR, financial management and WordPress knowledge. If you think you have these skills, or just a general desire to help, please let us know. We can offer tasks that fit your personal workload, with a focus on what you want to do. It is a great opportunity to branch out in the world of KM.

Our Next Seminar

Please note that this seminar has been cancelled because of corona viris

Title:  Using Previously Hidden Knowledge to Think like a Genius: An Introduction to TRIZ
Date: Thursday 26th March 2020

TRIZ is a little known methodology from Russia with a very big potential. Patterns that were uncovered while delving deep into the patents database have revealed around 100 concepts, principles and strategies to solve any problem. Learn how to use these and you can think like a genius!

In the 1940s, Genrich Alsthuller, the original ‘knowledge archaeologist’ credited with uncovering such a treasure chest of insights, explained this as cataloguing known success. What a great KM story!

TRIZ is currently used primarily in the field of engineering. Oxford Creativity has adapted ‘classic TRIZ’ to make it fast to learn and easy to apply. They, and in particular, Ron Donaldson https://rondon.wordpress.com, are keen to explore and promote TRIZ for use in business and in knowledge management and especially to realize the opportunities for improving knowledge sharing.

Ron will introduce us to the basic patterns and insights behind TRIZ and then open up a couple of techniques with which we can familiarize ourselves and apply during the syndicate session.


David Penfold at the Taxonomy Bootcamp
David Penfold manning the NetIKX store.

For some years, NetIKX has been an organisational supporter of the Taxonomy Boot Camp London event (TBCL) held at Olympia in the early Autumn. That means that we help to promote TBCL, especially to our members and social media followers, and in exchange we get a stall / table-top location to use to promote ourselves, two free tickets, and 30% off for our other members should they wish to take advantage.

This year we had a successful innovation – a Book Draw. It included two books: The KM Cookbook by Chris Collison, Paul Corney and Patricia Eng Lee, from Facet Publishing. Two of the authors have spoken at NetIKX seminars, so they are ‘family’.  The second book was The Knowledge Management Handbook, 2nd edition, by Nick Milton and Patrick Lambe, from Kogan Page. Note that Patrick was present at TBCL and delivered a tutorial session on the opening day. The Book Draw was popular with the authors and publishers and led to considerable interest in our stall. We look forward to the Bootcamp next year to bring more benefit to NetIKX members!

Anoushka Ferrari with Helen Lippell, organiser of the Taxonomy Bootcamp
Anoushka Ferrari with Helen Lippell, organiser of the Taxonomy Bootcamp.

Emma Hopkins, who won the KM Cookbook.

Who we are

NetIKX is an independent community interested in information and knowledge management. We offer:

Up to six friendly, interactive meetings each yearNetworking and sharing opportunities
Stimulating, thought leading speakersQuality resources available online
Practical focus on IM and KM challengesInexpensive membership

What people say

“Superb presentations. Excellent syndicate session!”

“Very well organised, excellent clear presentation. Very interesting and useful!”

“In its scope, focus, meetings programme and diversity of membership, the Network has been one of the most valuable I have been involved with.”

“Took away several pragmatic ideas that I can apply to the work place – thanks!”

“Superb presentations. Excellent syndicate session.”

“Huge thank you to the speakers.”

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