Category Archives: Articles & Papers

An Introduction to the Semantic Web

The “Semantic Web” is a term that has been in common use for a decade. This article examines what the Semantic Web means for information professionals and provides an overview of some of the core technologies, such as RDF. It … Continue reading

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Taxonomy Usage and Skills by Australian Information Professionals

Innotecture and Straits Knowledge conducted a survey on taxonomies in Australia. The survey investigated the use of taxonomies by Australian organizations and the taxonomy skills of Australian information professionals. 125 information professionals responded. The responses indicated a strong desire to … Continue reading

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SharePoint for Information Professionals

Microsoft’s SharePoint product has become one of the most popular tools for content management and document-centred collaboration in business and government over the last five years. This article outlines what the product does, its benefits and limitations and its broader … Continue reading

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OzCollab Article in Image & Data Manager

The results of the OzCollab Survey have appeared in Image & Data Manager in an article co-written with Keith De La Rue. In June 2009, we set out to assess the state of play in the collaborative software market in … Continue reading

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Enterprise Collaborative Bookmarking

I wrote this article at the end of last year for Online Currents. If you are aware of any other products or case studies than those mentioned then please leave a comment below or drop me an email. Many thanks … Continue reading

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Wicked

Anne “Metamurf” Murphy & myself put in a proposal for a deliberative democracy project with an Australian state government agency. We didn’t get the gig but I was mighty pleased with the proposal (& I am rarely pleased with my … Continue reading

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Research News – Storylistening for Consumer Insight

A recent poll stated that women spend 52 minutes a day gossiping – and before the men start sniggering, apparently they spend an average of 76 minutes daily spinning yarns with their mates. We tell stories to each other compulsively … Continue reading

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Learning + Knowledge = ?

Learning & Knowledge = ? is an article that I wrote recently for Training Magazine Australia. It explores merging your Knowledge Management and Learning & Development teams & activities. It deliberately downplays the philosophical for the practical but let me … Continue reading

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