New Issue of Bulletin of the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services
There are 2 major articles:
- "SharePoint in the Special Library" by Melanie Sucha, an Information Management Specialist with MicroWorks, an Ottawa-based IT company: "SharePoint – currently in its third release, with release four due in 2010 – is Microsoft’s platform for content management and online collaboration. SharePoint is a web-enabled, enterprise server application that offers such functionality as portals, intranets, extranets, collaboration areas, public websites, enterprise search, document management, records management, analytics, business intelligence, social networking, wikis, blogs, workflows and business process management. Whew! In other words: it’s a piece of software with broad capabilities, used by organizations to manage information in a variety of ways to suit their uniquebusiness needs."
- "Information and Knowledge Management Checklist" by Ulla de Stricker, president of de Stricker Associates : "Indeed each organization - in fact each department within it, whether by way of geography or function - is a unique mix of purpose, history, resources, individual approaches, and many similar factors. It is impossible to generalize how an enterprise unit ought to go about information and knowledge management (IKM). What is possible is to gauge the level of awareness among managers and team members as to the suitability of the practices being followed now or potential new practices to be followed in future. Over the years, I have used many questions to shed light on the approach an organization takes to IKM. In this and the next nine posts, I illustrate the nature of such questions in hopes they may help readers who are interested in the attention paid to the way knowledge workers go about IKM. There is no implication that a 'correct' answer exists - the intention is strictly to encourage conscious assessment of actions habitually taken (or not)."