Posted by: zyxo | December 28, 2008

KM 1.0 KM 2.0 KM 3.0 …

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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?

In an interesting presentation, David Gurteen gives the most important characteristics of Knowledge Management 1.0 and 2.0. In the table I summarise the highlights of it.

Knowledge management 1.0 Knowledge management 2.0
techno-centric people-centric
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.

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