The versions of Knowledge management go hand in hand with the versions of the internet : 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, …
But how far are we with knowledge management?
|Knowledge management 1.0||Knowledge management 2.0|
|command and control||social|
|centralised monolithic systems||decentralised ecosystems|
|email, newsletters, databases||social tools (blogs, wikis, IM‘s)|
|KM is extra work||KM is part of my work|
|IT selects the tools||I select my tools|
These are the same differences between web 1.0 and the social web.
But what about the semantic web ? Is there also a Semantic Knowledge Management ? (or KM 3.0 ?)
I assume there not one yet. But is there one to come ? In any case The 1st Workshop on Knowledge Management with Web 3.0 has yet to be hold.
In an article on IEEE Distributed Systems Online about Semantic-Web-Based Knowledge Management John Davies, Miltiadis Lytras and Amit P. Sheth summarise their view on the topic. The most pertinent topics are :
- metadata management and extraction of attribute values for improved search
- integration of knowledge creation and use, integration of technical and human intelligence
- using semantic web technologies to exploit information sources like wikipedia
But this all has still a long way to go.