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Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem: The early days of KIM was presented at the International conference on knowledge economy 2009. It documents some of the ...

Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem: The early days of KIM was presented at the International conference on knowledge economy 2009. It documents some of the things we are thinking and doing at Wits only 9 months into the establishment of the Knowledge and Information Management Portfolio.

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    • Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem The early days of KIM Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address]
    • Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem The early days of KIM Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address]
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    • Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem The early days of KIM Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address]
    • The four freedoms of Free Software This requires the source code
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    • Innovation
    • Institutional knowledge and information ecology in a Free Software ecosystem The early days of KIM Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address] K nowledge & I nformation M anagement
    • 2008 Vice Chancellor Strategic planning Management information Human resources Centre for Learning & Teaching Dev eLearning Libraries Computer & networking srvs DVC: Academic DVC: Finance & Ops DVC: Research DVC: Advan- cement Registrar
    • 2009 Vice Chancellor Management information eLearning Libraries Computer & networking srvs DVC: Academic DVC: Finance & Ops DVC: Research DVC: Advan- cement Registrar DVC: KIM
    • Creating the ecosystem
    • Modified after the work of Georges Por Value Value
    • Modified after the work of Georges Por Value Value Technology People Process
    • Modified after the work of Georges Por Value Value Technology People Information Knowledge Process Wisdom
    • Modified after the work of Georges Por Value Value People Information Knowledge Wisdom Skills Compe- tencies Myths Attitude
    • Modified after the work of Georges Por Value Value People Information Knowledge Wisdom Skills Compe- tencies Myths Attitude Innovation
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
      • Content
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
      • Content
      • People
        • Technologists
        • Producers
        • Consumers
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
      • Content
      • People
        • Technologists
        • Producers
        • Consumers
      • Connections
        • Flow
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
      • Content
      • Connections
        • Flow
      • People
        • Technologists
        • Producers
        • Consumers
    • Knowledge and Information ecosystem
      • Container
        • Technology
      • Content
      • Connections
        • Flow
      • People
        • Technologists
        • Producers
        • Consumers
      The Enterprise Enterprise 2.0 The semantic enterprise
    • In ancient times people used computers to browse the web in browsers that only opened HTML 'websites'
    • people people people container content connection flow connection flow connection flow The read-only web
    • people people people container content connection flow connection flow connection flow The read-only web
    • Feb 1998 ... 'WEBSITE' – think about it!
    • That's so 20 th Century
    • people container content connection flow The read-write web
    • people container content connection flow The read-write web
    • I'm reading Garfield's blog about social mouse catching methods .
    • Ruff McRuff, podcasting from Jozi.
    • Social networks
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    • A plethora of possibilities
    • Connectedness
    • Semantic web
      • Machines can understand and interpret web information
        • Tim Berners-Lee
      • A variety of emerging technologies for connecting content, people and containers, and fostering flow through container-container connections
        • My corruption of the concept
    • The semantic web
    • The semantic web
    • Connectedness Synergy Collaboration
    • Synergy Collaboration Value Value
    • Risk without ecosystem Safe, proven, mature old technologies Mature but relatively new technologies We help to lead technology trends We create and use new technologies before anyone else Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 The cutting edge
    • Risk with ecosystem Safe, proven, mature old technologies Mature but relatively new technologies We help to lead technology trends We create and use new technologies before anyone else Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 The cutting edge
    • Innovation Innovation Innovation driven Where are there opportunities to create synergy, leading to innovation? Process Technology Support (people)
    • Innovation Innovation Key responsibilities Researcher Researcher Software developer Materials developer Instructional designer Systems admin Instructional designer Lecturer Application support Pedagogy (Process) Technology Support (people)
    • software engineering software engineering software engineering software engineering
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    • The stack Cross platform RESTful API Ajax Mashable XMPP Mobile phone Online package management Version 4 will be fully distributed gstreamer GNU/Linux PHP MySQL PEAR Open Office SWF tools CURL Chisimba FFmpeg Java Python Flash Open fire RED5 Javascript jQuery extJS Jabber prototype
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    • Mobile technologies
    • Capable of virtualization to run multiple systems and take advantage of better use of CPU cycles and storage Massive clusters of low cost commodity computers - Compute cloud (e.g. Amazon Elastic Cloud) - Data cloud (e.g. Amazon S3) - Public cloud - Private cloud
    • Private cloud infrastructure Simplified view Compute cloud Cloud storage Robotic tape library Hosted services Wits portals eLearning Digital archive email Hierarchical storage
    • Private cloud infrastructure Hardware layer Robotic tape library Spinning disks Flash memory Compute cloud Hosted services Digital archive Virtualization Application Object store Data grid Application Application Wits portals eLearning Operating System Hierarchical storage Middleware email Application
    • Private cloud infrastructure Hardware layer Robotic tape library Spinning disks Flash memory Compute cloud Hosted services Digital archive Virtualization Application Object store Data grid Application Application Wits portals eLearning Operating System Hierarchical storage Middleware email Application Free and Open Source Software
    • Private cloud infrastructure Hardware layer Robotic tape library Spinning disks Flash memory Hosted services Digital archive Virtualization Chisimba Fedora iRODS Chisimba DSPACE Wits portals eLearning OS: Open Solaris Glassfish email Zimbra Compute cloud Hierarchical storage
    • Enterprise document management An approach using private cloud Workflow managed by iRods layer Site Ingest Born digital iFolder client Network iFolder server iRods Chisimba Network Site Site Site iFolder client WWW Private cloud infrastructure iRods iRods
    • Telephony
    • Connectedness Synergy Collaboration
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