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Web 2.0 Collaboration: Tools for the Next Generation of Public Service

Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools for the Next Generation of Public Service – Driving high performance through more engaging, accountable and citizen-focused service “Web 2.0 technologies and services have spread around the world at an amazing pace and are used by millions of people every day. Many public service organizations are also adopting Web 2.0 applicationsContinue Reading

OpenCongress Project Launches Project RaceTracker

“The RaceTracker project on the OpenCongress wiki tracks every election for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governor. RaceTracker is a free, open-source, fully-referenced, and non-partisan public resource. It is coordinated by the crew at the SwingStateProject.”

New on Navigating the Enterprise 2.0 Highway

Navigating the Enterprise 2.0 Highway: Heather Colman provides an overview of Hicks Morley’s implementation of ThoughtFarmer, an Enterprise 2.0/wiki style intranet platform, one year ago. Despite a few growing pains, she describes how the application was successful at meeting the primary objectives to decentralize content updates and increase knowledge sharing and collaboration within the firm.

Upcoming: Competitive Intelligence Workshop at Computers in Libraries 2009

Post-Conference Workshop on Competitive Intelligence, April 2, 2009 – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Sabrina I. Pacifici, Law Librarian, & Founder/Editor/Publisher, and Librarians, competitive intelligence (CI) experts, and knowledge specialists will all benefit from this seminar focused on key, reliable, low-cost, as well as free, resources, services, tools, techniques and applications, including socialContinue Reading

International Women's Day 2009

OECD: “Every year, the 8th of March marks a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women – and offers an occasion to present the work of the Development Centre in the area of gender equality.” “The new and improved Gender, Institutions and Development Database 2009 will offer latestContinue Reading

New on Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley

Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley – Heather Colman explains how wikis were an ideal KM solution for her law firm. Quick and easy to set up, requiring little IT support, wikis support central data repositories and provide features including search capabilities, email, RSS, and also allow users to create a taxonomy of subject tagsContinue Reading

Google Launches SearchWiki

Official Google Blog: “Today we’re launching SearchWiki, a way for you to customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click you can move the results you like to the top or add a new site. You can also write notes attached to a particular site and removeContinue Reading

News report: FBI creates knowledge wiki

Federal Computer Week: “The FBI is testing a new collaborative internal Web site, or wiki, called Bureaupedia that officials say will enable users to create an encyclopedia of lessons learned, best practices and subject-matter expertise. Officials see Bureaupedia as a knowledge management tool that will let agents and analysts share their experiences to ensure thatContinue Reading

Open Source Tobacco Wiki Research Project

“Welcome to TobaccoWiki, the online research project to which anyone can contribute. We need your help to mine the millions of pages of previously-secret, internal tobacco industry documents now posted on the Internet. The purpose of Tobaccowiki is to make it easier to find information about tobacco industry behavior, and to reveal what has beenContinue Reading

Government Transition 2009 Wiki

Government Transition 2009 Wiki: “As Senators John McCain and Barack Obama forge their Presidential election strategies, a different kind of race is brewing: A race to put forth new ideas, lessons learned, and specific recommendations for managing the next administration by a wide array of agencies, trade groups and others with a vested interested inContinue Reading

Science 2.0 – Commentary on Open Access Science Practices

Science 2.0 – Is Open Access Science the Future? Is posting raw results online, for all to see, a great tool or a great risk? By M. Mitchell Waldrop: “Science 2.0 generally refers to new practices of scientists who post raw experimental results, nascent theories, claims of discovery and draft papers on the Web forContinue Reading

Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?

Scientific American: Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not. By M. Mitchell Waldrop: “The explosively growing World Wide Web has rapidly transformed retailing, publishing, personal communication and much more. Innovations such as e-commerce, blogging, downloading and open-source software have forced old-line institutions to adopt wholeContinue Reading