Posts By Lisa Coates

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge sharing is an activity through which knowledge (i.e. information, skills, or expertise) is exchanged among people, friends, co-workers, or members of a family, a community (e.g. Wikipedia) or an organization. Organizations have recognized that knowledge is a valuable asset for competitive advantages. Knowledge sharing activities are generally supported by knowledge management systems. However, technologyRead… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Knowledge Management in Libraries

While the business world is changing in the new knowledge economy and digital age, libraries of all types are undergoing drastic changes also. The new role of libraries in the 21st century needs to be as a learning and knowledge center for their users as well as the intellectual commons for their respective communities where,Read… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Facebook as a Knowledge Management Concept

I found an interesting article by Tom Warner. In these two paragraphs, it talks about using Facebook to spread knowledge around. What’s your opinion on this concept? One such company, Serena Software in San Mateo, Calif., offers a companywide program called “Facebook Fridays,” which encourages employees to find fun and personal connections in the workplace,Read… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Bottlenecks of Knowledge Management

Governments encounter fundamental problems in their attempts to come to grips with knowledge managment. Before governments can improve their knowledge management they should have a clear picture of the bottlenecks. Some of these include: Loss of knowledge Knowledge hoarding Reinventing the wheel Poor decisions Inability to learn Lack of concern The “I learned it onRead… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Local Government’s Interest in KM

Local governments are now becoming an ever-increasing group seeking ways to manage their knowledge that is evident by their concerns of knowledge loss. This interest is also noted by an emphasis on the value of people, as the creators of knowledge, the source of solutions and the deployment of ways for the sharing and reuseRead… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – Core Concepts of Knowledge Management

The core concepts of Knowledge Management are: Knowledge Organizational Knowledge Knowledge Management Knowledge is the whole set of insights, experiences and procedures that are considered correct and true and that therefore guide the thoughts, behaviors and communications of people (van der Spk and Spijkevert, 1997) Organizational Knowledge is the collective sum of human-centered assets, intellectualRead… Read more »

Ask GovLoop – The Many Knowledge Management Definitions

Knowledge management has been around since the early 1990’s. There is still no direct definition of what Knowledge Management actually is. Here are a few explanations: Knowledge Management is a framework that can be used for learning, capturing, sharing and exploiting knowledge, experience and good practices. Knowledge Management is information or data management with theRead… Read more »

Ask GovLoop on Knowledge – What’s Knowledge Management?

Welcome to the first “Ask the Knowledge Expert” Post. My name is Lisa Coates and I’m here to talk to you about Knowledge Management. First off, what is Knowledge Management? According to Wikipedia, Knowledge Management (KM) comprises a range of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable adoption of insightsRead… Read more »