9th October 2008
|The British Computer Society supports this event through its Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and practical administrative support by BCS HQ staff.|
At the MetaKnowledge Mashup last year (full report available for download), the KIDMM community and guests examined ways of managing data and information and the role of metadata. In MetaKnowledge Mashup 2.0, KIDMM will join forces with ISKO UK to explore how communities of any type or size can improve the way they gather, organise and share the knowledge that resides within and around their memberships.
|Welcome and introduction
Alan Pollard, Deputy President and President-Elect of the British Computer Society
|Concepts of knowledge-in-communities
Conrad Taylor, Chair, BCS Electronic Publishing Specialist Group
|Learning and sharing knowledge online
Professor Marilyn Leask
|RSA Network Views (1993): Back to the Future of Knowledge Communities?
|CILIP Communities: the lessons learned
Lyndsay Rees-Jones, CILIP; Ed Mitchell, Independent Consultant
|Organising around purpose - why bother!?
|From meetings and Westminster to Politics On-Line
Sabine K McNeill
|Heading for Know*Ware
Susan Payne, De Montfort University
In preparation for this event, Conrad has been conducting a literature review and will present a framework for understanding knowledge-making in communities, drawing on ideas from Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, Clay Shirky, Michael Polanyi, Gilbert Ryle and others.
Marilyn will tell us of her experiences in getting large-scale online knowledge communites up and running, focusing on strategy, development approaches, operation and monitoring.
For this event, Jan will look back at a mid-Nineties project within the RSA (the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce) — the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry Network — and how in gathering ideas for the report it made use of ‘networking at a distance’ and collaborative writing, using technologies of post, phone, copier, fax and early email. Many of the lessons are still relevant today.
Lyndsay shared with us the frank evaluations which CILIP have made of this experiment in online community within a professional society.
Ed Mitchell offered further observations from his perspective as a consultant on the project.
Chris will be reflecting on a decade’s experience of attracting and securing engagement.
Today Sabine will tell us why, after organising the Forum for Stable Currencies at the House of Lords for many years, she is now creating networks and doing politics on-line.
Susan will briefly present about what she believes are important principles in designing such systems for and with real user communities.