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Role of social tools in the
        current awareness process
        Penny Edwards, Lars Plougmann, Stuart Barr
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Challenges for Current awareness
 Knowledge and information sharing




   • Ubiquity of informal knowledge sharing
   • B...
Challenges for Current awareness
      Challenges for current awareness




• Timeliness
• Cost effective delivery
• Innov...
Some thoughts: internal CA

• A networked approach:
  - Collaborative filtering
  - Shared awareness
  - Aggregated signal...
Benefits for external CA




• Dynamic content and process
• Less volume -> greater relevance
• Delivery formats to suit p...
How to kick start change...




• Integrated lightweight solutions
• Building on existing systems
• Involvement of key use...
Social tools in the CA process: Demo
Recap...




                                     • Flexible lightweight tools
                                     • More...
Thank you!




Many thanks for the photos made available under a Creative Commons license. Regardless of the CC
license, i...
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  1. 1. Role of social tools in the current awareness process Penny Edwards, Lars Plougmann, Stuart Barr www.headshift.com, September 2008 /http://flickr.com/photos/_fabrizio_/786526891/in/photostream/
  2. 2. Challenges for Current awareness Knowledge and information sharing • Ubiquity of informal knowledge sharing • Building the business case around current awareness
  3. 3. Challenges for Current awareness Challenges for current awareness • Timeliness • Cost effective delivery • Innovative value-added service • Original targeted content
  4. 4. Some thoughts: internal CA • A networked approach: - Collaborative filtering - Shared awareness - Aggregated signals • New ways of working - Self-service - Publish then filter - Personalisation (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/
  5. 5. Benefits for external CA • Dynamic content and process • Less volume -> greater relevance • Delivery formats to suit preference • Conversations rather than broadcasts http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/
  6. 6. How to kick start change... • Integrated lightweight solutions • Building on existing systems • Involvement of key user groups and IT • No ‘one size fits all’ solution
  7. 7. Social tools in the CA process: Demo
  8. 8. Recap... • Flexible lightweight tools • More intimate personalised information • Feeds and flows • Collective intelligence (cc) http://www.flickr.com/photos/limowreck666/157909490/in/set-72157594146274206/
  9. 9. Thank you! Many thanks for the photos made available under a Creative Commons license. Regardless of the CC license, if any photographer objects to the inclusion of their material then we shall happily remove it.
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