Re: Community Sites Architecture #CoP #information-architecture

Dave Simmons

Hi, Neil,

Generically, I would aim for groupware that can form subgroups or new outgrowth groups, allow folks to post docs and comment on them, allow for multiple threads of conversations, be moderated, allow for voting on either docs or comments, and have individual profiles with credentials and or personal contact info.

Higher level CoP stuff may include conferencing, calendaring, an online reference library, and FAQ resource. 

I am building this list based on CoPS I have been involved with over the last decade.  I am sure it is incomplete, but may be a start.


On Nov 30, 2012 1:10 PM, "Neil Olonoff" <olonoff@...> wrote:



Great question and I hadn't deeply considered it at all. I guess the answer has to be both. Certainly the interaction of communities (boundary spanning, cross fertilization, etc.) contributes to their success. 

Thanks for the insight. 


Neil Olonoff 

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Lee Romero <pekadad@...> wrote:

Neil - Are you thinking of the space of an individual community?  Or the information architecture of a whole group of communities?  I think they are very different answers.


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 7:03 AM, Neil Olonoff <olonoff@...> wrote:


I have been asked to provide information about communities (CoPs) to our Information Architecture folks that will inform them how to best structure community spaces in SharePoint 2010. 

Most of my thinking about CoPs has to do with personal interaction, facilitation, and such. I haven't thought much about the "information architecture" of a CoP space. 

I wonder if any of you have any tips on this issue. 

thanks in advance ....


Neil Olonoff 

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