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Presentation and launch of the 'Creating an information literate Scotland' Community of Practice by Lesley Thomson, Knowledge Management Officer, Scottish Centre for Regeneration

Presentation and launch of the 'Creating an information literate Scotland' Community of Practice by Lesley Thomson, Knowledge Management Officer, Scottish Centre for Regeneration

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  • 1. ‘ Creating an information literate Scotland’ Community of Practice Lesley Thomson Knowledge Management Officer, Scottish Centre for Regeneration
  • 2. What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?
    • What it is about – joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members
    • How it functions – mutual engagement that bind members together into a social entity
    • What capability it has produced – shared repertoire of communal resources that members have developed over time
    • Wenger, E. (1998) 'Communities of Practice. Learning as a social system', Systems Thinker ,   http://www.co-i-l.com/coil/knowledge-garden/cop/lss.shtml . Accessed September 10 2007.
  • 3. Types of CoP
    • Helping Communities - forum for members to help each other with everyday work needs
    • Best Practice Communities - develop and disseminate good practice, guidelines, and procedures
    • Knowledge Stewarding Communities - organise, manage, and steward a body of knowledge
    • Innovation Communities - create breakthrough ideas, new knowledge, and new practices
  • 4. Community Roles
    • Champion/Sponsor - able to envision the services of a CoP over time
    • Facilitator/Coordinator - consulting, connecting, facilitating, helping, guiding
    • Leader - energises the sharing process and provides continuous nourishment for the community
    • Librarian - organises information/data
    • Technical Steward - understands business needs and ensures the appropriate tools are available to meet them
    • Experts - subject matter specialist
    • Members - without these there is no community; the essence of a community is its members
  • 5. your the www. .idea.gov.uk communities BIG
  • 6. CoP Platform
    • IDeA and IS support local government improvement by helping councils connect, collaborate and share knowledge
    • CoPs key tool for continuous and sustainable improvement
    • IDeA commissioned platform to deliver the largest professional networking environment in the public sector
    • IS agreement with IDeA to enable use of the platform by groups in Scotland
    • increasing use demonstrating how social media tools can facilitate more effective networking and collaboration
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