March 2015 Seminar: Seek and You will Find?

Summary Karen explained how Google is undergoing major changes in the way it analyses our searches and presents results, so that more people are using their biased, social media circles as sources of information; and an increasing amount of error-laden data is being made available free of charge. Karen delivered an insightful and informative talk […]

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January 2015 Seminar: Auditing your KIM Skills Gap

Summary This was a joint seminar of the Network for Information & Knowledge Exchange and TFPL Connect-ed. The start of the new year is a great time to take stock, reflect on the achievements of the last year and plan your objectives for the upcoming twelve months … The workshop was aimed at anyone with […]

November 2014 Seminar: Wider horizons for information audit

Summary It was wonderful to have Sue Henczel as one of our speakers as she had recently flown in from Australia. She joined with Graham Robertson, a NetIKX Committee member to discuss with us the value of information audits. Sue took the lead to update us on recent developments in the field, and Graham introduced […]

September 2014 Seminar: Communities of Practice for the Post Recession Environment

Summary The speaker for this seminar was Dion Lindsay of Dion Lindsay Consulting. Dion tackled big questions in his presentation, such as: Are the principles established for successful Communities of Practice (CoP’s) in the 1990’s and earlier still sound today ? He also asked what new principles and good practices are emerging as social media […]

July 2014 Seminar: Selling Taxonomies to Organisations

Summary The NetIKX seminar for July addressed the need for a taxonomy and its potential to the organization. There were two case studies presented. The first from Alice Laird, (ICAEW), faced the business case quandary head on. How did they get hard headed Finance to budget for their taxonomy plans? The winning move here was […]

May 2014 Seminar: Information on the Move

Summary The first speaker, David, spoke about ‘The second digital transition’ which means that there will be no librarians (as we know them) by 2022. ‘The first digital revolution’ took place in the office or in the library. The device – the PC – was desk bound, office bound. ‘The second digital revolution’ is taking […]

March 2014 Seminar: Incentivising knowledge sharing behaviours

Summary Steve Dale gave an excellent presentation on the ‘hot topic’ of ‘gamification’. Quite simply, ‘gamification’ is the process of applying game elements to non-game applications using the fundamentals of human psychology to address motivation, ability levels and ‘triggers’. Steve instanced a number of examples – from a multitude: within the NHS (a gamification app […]

January 2014 Seminar: When space matters (for collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer)

Summary Paul delivered a thrilling tour around the world, looking at how the physical space available for knowledge management will affect the outcomes. He shared his wealth of experience with appropriate slides and anecdotes to ensure his audience were given plenty of insights into what works well and what less so. Paul also provided practical […]

November 2013 Seminar: Knowledge organisation past present and future

Summary This event was all about information and knowledge management within organisations. The speakers looked at how IKM has evolved and where it’s likely to go next. David Skryme talked about capturing the most important information as being a vital part of knowledge management. Communities are essential for developing tacit knowledge, through people talking to […]

September 2013 Seminar: Title: The Knowledge Council and the KIM professional

Summary Karen took us on a tour of the Knowledge Council’s work so that we were all aware of the latest developments in the Government’s thinking. She encouraged us to be encouraged by the Government’s serious embrace of KIM ideas and practices. Speakers Karen McFarlane, Chair of the Government’s Knowledge Council and Government Head of […]

July 2013 Seminar: Data protection: the good, the bad and the future

Summary Dave provided an update on the Data Protection situation in the UK and presented us with an excellent insider view of what will be important in the near future. Speakers Dave Evans, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office. Dave has worked on local govt, health and education information governance issues including: The DCLG’s Transparency […]

May 2013 Seminar: Managing change

Summary The successful management of change is essential for organisations in order to achieve positive outcomes when implementing new or revised policies, procedures and projects. During the seminar we discussed how to go about successful change management. In an introduction we learnt that the majority of change projects fail – countless studies have found between […]

March 2013 Seminar: Knowledge management: past, present and future

Summary Summary: Stuart Ward was the original founder of NetIKX when it evolved from previous Information Management groups. He led the meeting through the changes in KM since then and provided a model of how to help our businesses see the value of KM. Lissi gave an overview of her research into three case studies […]

January 2013 Seminar: Born digital or Digital native?

Summary This meeting was a lively and engaging session. We heard from Karen Blakeman and Graham Coult who spoke about the way technology is changing lives through the perspective of the differences that our individual experience will provide.  The idea that a ‘digital native’ will be confident and well informed about the implications of new […]

November 2012 Seminar: Maximizing knowledge – sharing information conversationally through podcasts and social media

Summary In this NetIKX workshop we heard how Helen led her team at A.T.Kearney in developing an innovative series of podcasts, providing a new, more conversational way of knowledge transfer for staff and potential customers. She has been able to quantify the number of podcast downloads using Google Analytics. The podcasts are easily exceeding their […]