Weblog and Digital Library in Knowledge Management

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Issue Date: 7-Dec-2006

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Publisher: The 2007 Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network (GMSARN) International Conference on Sustainable Development, Thailand

URI: http://dspace.siu.ac.th/handle/1532/143

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  • 1. Thiti VacharasintopchaiAsian Institute of TechnologyDecember 7, 2006
  • 2. About me Doctoral candidate in structural engineeringAbout this project Part of doctoral thesis to address collaborative problem in structural engineering Engineering calculations Knowledge sharing 2
  • 3. Meet the Bloggers An introduction to Blogs, Bloggers and the BlogosphereDigital Libraries Organizational repository of knowledgeBlog+DL-based KM System 3
  • 4. IntroductoryPractical orientedFrom a user point of view 4
  • 5. Introduction to
  • 6. Web-based journal publications whichconsists primarily of periodic articles,normally in reverse chronological order(Wikipedia 2006) 6
  • 7. Blog (noun) An individual blogBlog (verb) To write a post to a blogBlogger (noun) A person who blogs 7
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  • 10. DiaryNews and updateCorporate promotionKnowledge sharing 10
  • 11. Read and Comment at others’ blogsPost Write a blog entry Links to others’ blog Notify the original blogger – Trackbacks 11
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  • 13. Blog in Action: Example 1 13
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  • 18. Blog in Action: Example 2 18
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  • 22. Web 2.0 – Social web and communities ofpracticeBlogging create social networks Among Hobbyists, Business people, Practitioners For business people: Business opportunities For hobbyists and practitioners Fast discovery and evolution of knowledge 22
  • 23. Reading + commenting + posting forms a network ofbloggersHere is how: I am looking for an information about this on Google I came across your blog entry I read your entry I’m interested in this also and here’s my two cents. You can also visit my blog at http://thitiv.blogspot.com You read my blog and it’s true that we share the same interest We keep visiting each other’s blog and exchange our experiences We become pen-pals Lots of these from a “social network” 23
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  • 28. Introduction to
  • 29. A digital library is an integrated set of servicesfor capturing, cataloging, storing, searching,protecting, and retrieving information(Reddy et al. 1999)A digital library typically comprises digitalcollections, services and infrastructure tosupport life-long learning, research, scholarlycommunication and preservation(Wikipedia 2006b). 29
  • 30. Original use Preservation: Archive of digitized copies of rare documents, books, and historical objects For study by people of new generationsModern use: Material from MIT’s white paper Central repository to store virtually all works of faculty and staff Preservation of all works so that they do not vanish with time (and technological obsolescence) 30
  • 31. The Institutional Repository Solution from MIT 31
  • 32. Source: Dunn and Walsh (2004). Indiana University.“DSpace is a groundbreaking digital institutionalrepository that captures, stores, indexes, preserves,and redistributes the intellectual output of auniversity’s research faculty in digital formats.”Developed jointly by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-PackardLicensed under BSD distribution licensewww.dspace.org
  • 33. Supports submission of, management of, andaccess to digital content Formats: text, images, audio, videoOrganized based on organizational needs of alarge university Communities and collections
  • 34. Digital preservation Persistent IDs, support levels for different file formatsAccess controlVersioningSearch and retrieval Based on qualified Dublin Core metadataPlus interoperability with other digital librarysystems
  • 35. OS: Unix/Linux or WindowsWritten in JavaPostgreSQL relational databaseProvides complete Web user interface, butJava APIs available
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  • 42. We will have a closer look in the next section on Blog+DL KM system 44
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  • 44. Introducing the
  • 45. Blogs and Digital Library (Blog+DL) aremodern information technologies deployableon the Internet or an intranet that can becombined to build the second-generation ofknowledge management (KM) systems. 47
  • 46. Blog+DL can assist members of anorganization in sharing tacit knowledge developing concepts from many pieces of tacit knowledge combining various elements of explicit knowledge, and keeping new knowledge in the knowledge bases of individuals and the organization. 48
  • 47. When a Blog+DL KM system is deployed Each staff is assigned a personal blog Through the facilities of blogging, exchanges of comments and discussions among colleagues are electronically facilitated Cross-referencing among individual blog entries and discussions can be made After a work-in-progress is completed, related blog entries and discussions, as well as a project summary document, are archived to the digital library for future references 49
  • 48. Let’s have a look at a Blog+DL KM system 50
  • 49. WWW Archiever Digital LibraryBlog Server Web Browser User 51
  • 50. Blog Server ANY Open Source/Freeware blog servers Suggested servers: Blojsom (Java open source)Digital Library Frequent incremental submission by user DSpace is best optionWebpage Archiver A server component to take snapshot of a webpage Submit to specific collection in DSpace 52
  • 51. Mozilla Firefox Web BrowserExtension (bookmarklets) for Mozilla Firefox Save to digital library Search digital library 53
  • 52. A Walk-Through
  • 53. Building up a
  • 54. Traditional Discussion with colleagues & experts Summarized and blogged Experience from past projects Relevant project files collected & documentedWeb Web browsing & Google searches 56
  • 55. Building Up a Personal Portfolio of Knowledge
  • 56. Reporting a summarized discussionDescribing a problemExpressing an opinion 58
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  • 60. Building Up a Personal Portfolio of Knowledge
  • 61. Discussion is closedArchiving to the Digital Library for futurereferences 63
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  • 66. Building Up a Personal Portfolio of Knowledge
  • 67. Example: Review of Blog Visualization tools 69
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  • 72. On Launch of a New Project
  • 73. DSpace facilitates Personal Portfolio of Knowledge Matured discussions of past experience Organizational Knowledge Personal portfolios shared by colleaguesReadily reuse of knowledge 75
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  • 82. Question on Retrofitting a historical buildingGo global Blog search engines Google Blog Search Technorati (topic-based) Traditional web search engine sources 84
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  • 85. Internalization Externalization Socialization Combination (Archiving) (Peer Discussion) (Blogging) Socialization Externalization Internalization Combination (Blogging) (Peer Discussion) (Archiving) Internalization Externalization Socialization Combination (Archiving) (Peer Discussion) (Blogging)Knowledge Socialization Externalization Internalization Combination (Blogging) (Peer Discussion) (Archiving) Internalization Progress (Archiving)
  • 86. Work on top of past experiences – not from scratch 89
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