Third Sector Knowledge Portal

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Third Sector Knowledge Portal- Peter Lambert, Introduced the Third Sector Knowledge Portal which was launched in October 2011 and aims to bring together research and information on the voluntary and community sector

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Third Sector Knowledge Portal

  1. 1. Introduce myself
  2. 2. Quote from Peter Wanless“There is no shortage of information, but it isoften fragmented and hard to access.Organisations re-invent wheels and start fromscratch because they are not aware ofresources already available.” Peter Wanless Chief Executive Big Lottery Fund
  3. 3. Introduce the Portal concept Third Sector Knowledge Portal A destination sitefor research on the third sector www.tsrc.ac.uk
  4. 4. Project Partners
  5. 5. Target Audience Target Audience • Third Sector • Government • Academics / ResearchersAnyone interested in research into the sector
  6. 6. Types of Content• Reports from third sector organisations• Academic journal articles (£)• Government reports & guidance• Books (and their chapters)• Archives• Audio/visual• Any electronic/online resources
  7. 7. The Key – The Thesaurus
  8. 8. Preservation of ‘Knowledge at Risk’ Thesaurus The Key to the Portal• Standardises terminology• Hierarchical structure• Leads users to content of interest• Adapting – a live document• Built into the software
  9. 9. Preservation of ‘Knowledge at Risk’ Preservation of ‘Knowledge at Risk’• Short term project funding• Staff departure• Political agenda shifts• Changing terminology
  10. 10. Information whirlpool Preservation of‘Knowledge at Risk’
  11. 11. Title page Third Sector Knowledge Portal A destination sitefor research on the third sector www.tsrc.ac.uk

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