Towards a CFS  Knowledge Initiative “ To see the  Forest  and the  Trees ” May 1998
Evolution of Forest Management in Canada Unregulated area Revenue from timber Conservation era Sustained yield Sustainable...
1.  Search for existing knowledge 2.  Data acquisition 3.  Database management 4.  Information management 5.  Knowledge sy...
Knowledge Synthesis Process External Organization People Information   Systems Technology Data Database Information Knowle...
Knowledge Perspectives Sciences Policy Industry Discovery (quantitative) Balancing (subjective) Competitiveness  (propriet...
CFS-KI Framework <ul><li>Knowledge production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>management, search, production, dissemination </li></u...
Dissemination of Forestry Data and Information <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar / Workshops </li></ul><ul><l...
Advantages  to using the Internet <ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul><ul><li>Information in...
Internet Challenges <ul><li>Changing organizational culture </li></ul><ul><li>Managing information assets </li></ul><ul><l...
Producing Knowledge Through the Web User Perspectives
Producing Knowledge Through the Web   Provider Perspectives
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Dynamic Stage
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Interactive Stage
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Upcoming Attractions <ul><li>Expanded National Forestry Database </li></ul><ul><li>CFS Site Map </li></ul><ul><li>Database...
ResSources Corporate Role <ul><li>Interoperability standards </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata standards </li></ul><ul><li>Polici...
<ul><li>Provide forestry knowledge and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Add forestry data to NRCan databases </li></ul><ul><li>...
ResSources Participation <ul><li>Forestry data in National Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>National digital elevation model for CG...
ResSources A Suggestion... <ul><li>Measuring the Sustainability of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental ma...
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Knowledge Management (dissemination) Concepts presented to Natural Resources Canada senior executives (1998). Uses five stages of Web maturity: descriptive, static, updated, dynamic, interactive; published report avaliable

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  • This presentation describes how the Canadian Forest Service plans to adapt it&apos;s traditional forest science and forestry programs to the emerging knowledge economy. KI is a natural outgrowth of the continuing evolution of client needs and program development.
  • Towards a Knowledge Initiative

    1. 1. Towards a CFS Knowledge Initiative “ To see the Forest and the Trees ” May 1998
    2. 2. Evolution of Forest Management in Canada Unregulated area Revenue from timber Conservation era Sustained yield Sustainable development Global Stewardship 1650 1850 1900 1950 1987 1997
    3. 3. 1. Search for existing knowledge 2. Data acquisition 3. Database management 4. Information management 5. Knowledge synthesis 6. Knowledge products 7. Dissemination 8. Application Knowledge Production
    4. 4. Knowledge Synthesis Process External Organization People Information Systems Technology Data Database Information Knowledge Application Search (issues, government) (mandate, resources, culture) (analyze, reason, decide) (content, meaning) (information processes) (computers, communication) Information Stage Flow
    5. 5. Knowledge Perspectives Sciences Policy Industry Discovery (quantitative) Balancing (subjective) Competitiveness (proprietary) Clients Partners Organization Dissemination (open) Sharing (restricted) Production (internal)
    6. 6. CFS-KI Framework <ul><li>Knowledge production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>management, search, production, dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>foundation, connectivity, content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External linkages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>technology, institution, partners, NRCan </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Dissemination of Forestry Data and Information <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar / Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations / Field tours </li></ul><ul><li>University lectures / Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>
    8. 8. Advantages to using the Internet <ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul><ul><li>Information integration </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous availability </li></ul><ul><li>Broader reach (non-traditional clients) </li></ul><ul><li>Open, transparent information availability </li></ul>
    9. 9. Internet Challenges <ul><li>Changing organizational culture </li></ul><ul><li>Managing information assets </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid technological evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of the unknown </li></ul>
    10. 10. Producing Knowledge Through the Web User Perspectives
    11. 11. Producing Knowledge Through the Web Provider Perspectives
    12. 12. Descriptive Stage
    13. 13. Static Stage
    14. 14. Updated Stage
    15. 15. Updated Stage
    16. 16. Updated Stage
    17. 17. Updated Stage
    18. 18. Updated Stage
    19. 19. Updated Stage
    20. 20. Updated Stage
    21. 21. Updated Stage
    22. 22. Dynamic Stage
    23. 23. Dynamic Stage
    24. 24. Dynamic Stage
    25. 25. Dynamic Stage
    26. 26. Dynamic Stage
    27. 27. Dynamic Stage
    28. 28. Dynamic Stage
    29. 29. Dynamic Stage
    30. 30. Dynamic Stage
    31. 31. Interactive Stage
    32. 32. Interactive Stage
    33. 33. Interactive Stage
    34. 34. Interactive Stage
    35. 35. Interactive Stage
    36. 36. Interactive Stage
    37. 37. Interactive Stage
    38. 38. Upcoming Attractions <ul><li>Expanded National Forestry Database </li></ul><ul><li>CFS Site Map </li></ul><ul><li>Database of CFS expertise (expandable to a national database) </li></ul><ul><li>National database on forest research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Public Interest Items </li></ul>
    39. 39. ResSources Corporate Role <ul><li>Interoperability standards </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata standards </li></ul><ul><li>Policies for a digital environment </li></ul><ul><li>NRCan - sector roles and linkages </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for managing information </li></ul><ul><li>Technological support </li></ul>
    40. 40. <ul><li>Provide forestry knowledge and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Add forestry data to NRCan databases </li></ul><ul><li>Link to forestry clients and partners </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in cross-sectoral initiatives </li></ul>ResSources CFS Role
    41. 41. ResSources Participation <ul><li>Forestry data in National Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>National digital elevation model for CGDI </li></ul><ul><li>National Forestry Database and SoftAccess </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change working group </li></ul><ul><li>Natural resource community database </li></ul>
    42. 42. ResSources A Suggestion... <ul><li>Measuring the Sustainability of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental mandate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every sector has an interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate cross-sectoral information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All sectors would be equal partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world application for an NRCan knowledge infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
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