Knowledge Management: A Selective Guide to Resources

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The knowledge management (KM) discipline is growing rapidly. One of the best ways to keep up is through sites on the World Wide Web. Larger frames of discourse are better handled through monographs on KM topics. These two categories form the emphasis of this guide to KM resources. (See also references in William SaHady, Knowledge Management: An Overview on page 4.)

Portals and Mega-Sites

These are sites that serve as a gateway to KM sites, contain a large volume of information about KM and links to other sites, or both. Open Directory Project References on KM (sites identified and evaluated before posting), http://dmoz.org/ reference/knowledge_management/. Some 400 KM sites divided into six sections and areas of specialty; lists KM sites with short descriptions

IKM Corporation, www.kmresource. com. A strong and well-organized site with 16 sections of different resource categories (i.e., Introduction to KM, Case Studies, Professional Organizations); a gateway to 131 KM books [as of May 29, 2000] available via Amazon.com

Knowledge Management Central, Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University, Virginia, www. icasit.org/km. Links to many other KM sites, books, journal articles, and events such as conferences; links to companies involved in KM initiatives; links in categories such as "KM Tools" and "KM Glossary"

Net Academy of Knowledge Media, www.knowledgemedia.org. Direct access to many documents and articles, carefully selected links, useful annotations WWW Virtual Library for Knowledge Management, www.brint.com. Compiled by Dr. Yogesh Malhotra. This is one of the larger and older sites (some areas kept better up to date than others).

Brint Network, www.brint.com/km. Knowledge management reference area

www.brint.com/km/kmrefs.htm. KM bibliography

-, www.brint.com/papers. KM articles www.brint.com/wwwboard/www board.html. Business and technology discussion forum

-1 www.brintstore.com/books/index. html. KM resources for sale

KIVI Sites: Current Awareness

Knowledge Management, www.kmmag. co.utk/. "Site Watch" section of magazine identifies and comments on new KM sites on the Web

Basic KM Theories and Precepts

Knowledge Management Consortium International, www.kmci.org. Basic philosophy and concepts of KM; offers a monthly lessons-learned e-journal of stories about KM in organizations: Iljournal@kmci.org www.eknowledgecenter.org. Focused on becoming a certified knowledge manager (CKM), publishing articles and papers, list of recommended readings, links of interest, registration for classes (distance mode and face-to-face) for certification, and notice of conferences

Knowledge Management World Online, www.kmworld.com. News, events, publications, resources, buyer's guide

Information Society Commission, www.infosocomm.ie/projects.htm. KM initiatives in Ireland, Europe, and the rest of the world

Knowledge Online, www.knowledge. org.uk. Conferences, links

Academic Sources

University of Texas at Austin Knowledge Management Server, www.bus.utexas.edu/kman. Extensive lists of books, articles, and publications on KM; includes some basic definitions of knowledge management and its principles

University of California at Berkeley, www. haas. berkeley. edu/- imi ol conference/links.html. Knowledge Creation and Transfer: The Second Annual U.C. Berkeley Forum on Knowledge and the Firm

Harvard Business School Publishing, www.hbsp.harvard.edu/ideasatwork/ managersites.html. Recommends Web sites for managers; benchmarking, KM, competitive intelligence

Associations and Organizations

Society for Information Management, www.simnet.org. KM subsection Special Libraries Association, www. sia.org/membership/irc/knowledg.html. Selected references to KM with links to Web sites; information on KM software

ARMA International, www.arma.org. KM seminars, books, management briefings

Association for Information and Image Management International, www. …