The KM Collection - easier access to best content #resources #search #curation


Tom Barfield
 

I created The KM Collection to make it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration. Please consider giving The KM Collection a try. I am looking for feedback on benefits of the collection for broad use by KM professionals and feedback on the capability itself.  The collection is hosted on the Keeeb Intelligence Platform - a start-up I joined last Fall.  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

During next week's monthly SIKM call I plan to lead a discussion on what it can mean to Navigate Knowledge to the User.  This is the vision for Keeeb.  I hope you will join me and share your ideas.

Note that as a longtime member of the SIKM forum I am trying to be cautious about come across as "salesy" in inviting you to check out the KM Collection and in the monthly call next week. Please don't hesitate to let me know (
thomas.m.barfield@...) if you feel I am going over a line.

Thanks,
Tom


Aprill Allen
 

Hi Tom,

Thanks for sharing. I don't think you've overstepped, but I appreciate the clear declaration of involvement. I've gone ahead and signed up, but there's an internal server error when I try to activate the account.  :)

Otherwise, I'm looking forward to trying it out.

--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
M: +61 400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 7:32 AM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

I created The KM Collection to make it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration. Please consider giving The KM Collection a try. I am looking for feedback on benefits of the collection for broad use by KM professionals and feedback on the capability itself.  The collection is hosted on the Keeeb Intelligence Platform - a start-up I joined last Fall.  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

During next week's monthly SIKM call I plan to lead a discussion on what it can mean to Navigate Knowledge to the User.  This is the vision for Keeeb.  I hope you will join me and share your ideas.

Note that as a longtime member of the SIKM forum I am trying to be cautious about come across as "salesy" in inviting you to check out the KM Collection and in the monthly call next week. Please don't hesitate to let me know (
thomas.m.barfield@...) if you feel I am going over a line.

Thanks,
Tom


Cindy Young
 

Tom,

I signed up to check it out and got an error message, but I got in by clicking another link in the error message.  I don't think that's how it should work, but I got in and will provide you feedback probably in the next week.

Regards,
Cindy

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 5:32 PM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

I created The KM Collection to make it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration. Please consider giving The KM Collection a try. I am looking for feedback on benefits of the collection for broad use by KM professionals and feedback on the capability itself.  The collection is hosted on the Keeeb Intelligence Platform - a start-up I joined last Fall.  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

During next week's monthly SIKM call I plan to lead a discussion on what it can mean to Navigate Knowledge to the User.  This is the vision for Keeeb.  I hope you will join me and share your ideas.

Note that as a longtime member of the SIKM forum I am trying to be cautious about come across as "salesy" in inviting you to check out the KM Collection and in the monthly call next week. Please don't hesitate to let me know (
thomas.m.barfield@...) if you feel I am going over a line.

Thanks,
Tom



--
Dr. Cindy Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ/OE


Aprill Allen
 

Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Tom Barfield
 

Stan – do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?

 

Aprill – a you asked a great question I had not considered.  Let’s see if we can have a sub-discussion space. 

Tom

 

 

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:32 AM
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Murray Jennex
 

having the whole group view the discussion will generate more interest don't you think?


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...>
To: SIKM@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

Stan – do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?
 
Aprill – a you asked a great question I had not considered.  Let’s see if we can have a sub-discussion space. 
Tom
 
 
 
From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:32 AM
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers
 
Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Lee Romero
 

Hi Tom - Thanks for doing this and providing us the ability to interact with your company's application.  I just registered and will dig into this.

As others have reported, I did get an error when I clicked on the link that was emailed to me to validate my account, but I clicked on the link in the error message and it worked.

Regards
Lee Romero


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 5:32 PM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

I created The KM Collection to make it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration. Please consider giving The KM Collection a try. I am looking for feedback on benefits of the collection for broad use by KM professionals and feedback on the capability itself.  The collection is hosted on the Keeeb Intelligence Platform - a start-up I joined last Fall.  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

During next week's monthly SIKM call I plan to lead a discussion on what it can mean to Navigate Knowledge to the User.  This is the vision for Keeeb.  I hope you will join me and share your ideas.

Note that as a longtime member of the SIKM forum I am trying to be cautious about come across as "salesy" in inviting you to check out the KM Collection and in the monthly call next week. Please don't hesitate to let me know (
thomas.m.barfield@...) if you feel I am going over a line.

Thanks,
Tom


Tom Barfield
 

Lee - Great to see that you have registered!

 

To everyone who creates an ID on the KM Collection – You may receive an odd message after activating your id.  It starts with "We are sorry, this should not have happened…". If you see this, use the login link at the end of the message to login. The Keeeb team is working to correct this shortly.

 

Please send me an email at tom@... if you encounter any other login issues.

 

Thanks!

Tom

 

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lee Romero
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:34 AM
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom - Thanks for doing this and providing us the ability to interact with your company's application.  I just registered and will dig into this.

 

As others have reported, I did get an error when I clicked on the link that was emailed to me to validate my account, but I clicked on the link in the error message and it worked.

 

Regards

Lee Romero

 

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 5:32 PM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

I created The KM Collection to make it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration. Please consider giving The KM Collection a try. I am looking for feedback on benefits of the collection for broad use by KM professionals and feedback on the capability itself.  The collection is hosted on the Keeeb Intelligence Platform - a start-up I joined last Fall.  

What's in it for you?

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

During next week's monthly SIKM call I plan to lead a discussion on what it can mean to Navigate Knowledge to the User.  This is the vision for Keeeb.  I hope you will join me and share your ideas.

Note that as a longtime member of the SIKM forum I am trying to be cautious about come across as "salesy" in inviting you to check out the KM Collection and in the monthly call next week. Please don't hesitate to let me know (
thomas.m.barfield@...) if you feel I am going over a line.

Thanks,
Tom


Stan Garfield
 

Tom, thanks for asking the community for feedback.

>Tom Barfield: Do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?
>Murray Jennex: Having the whole group view the discussion will generate more interest don't you think?

I prefer open discussion to sub-discussions, so I agree with Murray.  This is in keeping with the principles of transparency and Working Out Loud.  Here are three suggestions for how to proceed:

  1. Continue the discussion in this thread.  Post a summary after comments have stopped.
  2. Create a wiki page here in the community and encourage feedback via editing that page.  Provide a link to it in this thread.
  3. Create a Google Doc with shared access and encourage feedback via editing that document.  Provide a link to it here in this thread.
When I was writing the Communities Manifesto, I used both a thread in this community and a shared Google Doc to solicit comments.  This combination worked well for me to collect feedback from both inside and outside this community.


Tom Barfield
 

Murray, Aprill, Stan – I am game for using the SIKM Forum for discussion on ideas and feedback on the KM Collection.  Let’s do it.

 

Per Stan’s suggestion – I will consider using a wiki page or Google Doc as we go along. I’ll look to Aprill and Ivan (our initial community champions) for guidance as we go along.  Aprill, Ivan – please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have suggestions on this conversation as we go along.

 

Tom

 

From: Murray Jennex <murphjen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:47 AM
To: thomas.m.barfield@...; SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

having the whole group view the discussion will generate more interest don't you think?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Barfield <
thomas.m.barfield@...>
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

Stan – do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?

 

Aprill – a you asked a great question I had not considered.  Let’s see if we can have a sub-discussion space. 

Tom

 

 

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:32 AM
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Lee Romero
 

Tom - I'll look for the proper mechanism (Wiki page or whatever) to capture any more, but I just wanted to let you know that I just now made a few attempts at adding to the collection - I hope I did it correctly, but wanted you to know regardless.

Specifically, I added "Content" within the people area to link to another of Stan's profiles in knowledge series just to see if I understood the user interface here.  Then I added a new Page within Technologies for search and (so far) just one "Content" within there (which isn't necessarily all that useful as I was just, again, trying to understand things here).

Regards
Lee

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

Murray, Aprill, Stan – I am game for using the SIKM Forum for discussion on ideas and feedback on the KM Collection.  Let’s do it.

 

Per Stan’s suggestion – I will consider using a wiki page or Google Doc as we go along. I’ll look to Aprill and Ivan (our initial community champions) for guidance as we go along.  Aprill, Ivan – please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have suggestions on this conversation as we go along.

 

Tom

 

From: Murray Jennex <murphjen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:47 AM
To: thomas.m.barfield@...; SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

having the whole group view the discussion will generate more interest don't you think?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Barfield <
thomas.m.barfield@...>
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

Stan – do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?

 

Aprill – a you asked a great question I had not considered.  Let’s see if we can have a sub-discussion space. 

Tom

 

 

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:32 AM
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Tom Barfield
 

Thanks Lee – you got it! 

 

I see your two collected items:  Deloitte profile written by Stan and a Wikipedia post on enterprise searchNow that you have collected these items, they will be easier for other KM Collection members to find while using Google (if they have the Discovery extension installed)

 

Regarding the enterprise search post – I think you collected by typing “Enterprise Search” in the new item.  This works.  If you had only typed the URL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_search) Keeeb would have collected the content of the full target page.  Doing this would give Discovery more meat to search on.  I think your approach should have yielded the same result as mine – I have created an enhancement request for Keeeb. Here is a link to the search page you created with both items (only accessible by those who have registered)

 

Thanks for giving the KM Collection a try!

 

BTW – I haven’t decided yet on the wiki/Google Docs approach.  Will keep the ideas/discussions in the main forum for now.


Tom

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lee Romero
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:11 PM
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Tom - I'll look for the proper mechanism (Wiki page or whatever) to capture any more, but I just wanted to let you know that I just now made a few attempts at adding to the collection - I hope I did it correctly, but wanted you to know regardless.

 

Specifically, I added "Content" within the people area to link to another of Stan's profiles in knowledge series just to see if I understood the user interface here.  Then I added a new Page within Technologies for search and (so far) just one "Content" within there (which isn't necessarily all that useful as I was just, again, trying to understand things here).

 

Regards

Lee

 

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM Tom Barfield <thomas.m.barfield@...> wrote:

Murray, Aprill, Stan – I am game for using the SIKM Forum for discussion on ideas and feedback on the KM Collection.  Let’s do it.

 

Per Stan’s suggestion – I will consider using a wiki page or Google Doc as we go along. I’ll look to Aprill and Ivan (our initial community champions) for guidance as we go along.  Aprill, Ivan – please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have suggestions on this conversation as we go along.

 

Tom

 

From: Murray Jennex <murphjen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:47 AM
To: thomas.m.barfield@...; SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

having the whole group view the discussion will generate more interest don't you think?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Barfield <
thomas.m.barfield@...>
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

Stan – do we have a way to have a breakout discussion that is limited to a subset of the community who volunteers to check out the KM Collection?

 

Aprill – a you asked a great question I had not considered.  Let’s see if we can have a sub-discussion space. 

Tom

 

 

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:32 AM
To:
SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom,

Are you interested in us sharing our feedback  in the group or prefer directly to you?



--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Aprill Allen
 

Hi Tom,

I've had a bit of a play. Added a new topic to the KM collection, and a couple of bookmarks as content. I've also added personal bookmarks etc. 
Content items have a small circle in the top right corner of the tile... will that have a purpose? I assumed it was a tick-box sort of thing, but it seems to be superfluous.

Re the discovery - I did a search for "workshop activities" and found a great thread started by Nicky a million years ago. Love that! Do we have a way to train the search to improve relevance or is that happening without our direct input?

thanks!




--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Tom Barfield
 

Hello Aprill

 

The small circle, on the top right corner of a Keeeb item, when clicked causes a bar to appear on the bottom of the screen with some editing options.  Those editing options apply to all the items you have selected.

 

In the short term, Discovery search will improve as we collect more content.  It can also improve if we decided to add/remove content sources from scope (let me know if you have one you’d like to add). 

 

In the longer term, Keeeb is working on analytic approaches to improve Discovery search quality.  For example, evaluate queries and dynamically adjust the weighting of the sources for each query.  We are just getting started on that and other ideas to improve search quality.  Our CTO, Sid Probstein was the CTO for Fast Search (back in the day) and more recently the same role for Attivio – he is ramping up our attention on approaches to improve search.

 

Tom

 

From: SIKM@groups.io <SIKM@groups.io> On Behalf Of Aprill Allen
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:36 PM
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] The KM Collection - easier access to best content - looking for volunteers

 

Hi Tom,

I've had a bit of a play. Added a new topic to the KM collection, and a couple of bookmarks as content. I've also added personal bookmarks etc. 
Content items have a small circle in the top right corner of the tile... will that have a purpose? I assumed it was a tick-box sort of thing, but it seems to be superfluous.

Re the discovery - I did a search for "workshop activities" and found a great thread started by Nicky a million years ago. Love that! Do we have a way to train the search to improve relevance or is that happening without our direct input?

thanks!




--

Aprill Allen
Founder and Managing Director | Knowledge Bird
KM Consulting & KCS Training
M: +61 (0)400 101 961
knowledgebird.com


Tom Barfield
 

Join many of us in the SIKM Forum and give the The KM Collection a try.  The collection makes it easier to find information on knowledge and collaboration.

If you have used the KM Collection and find it valuable please consider voting for the Keeeb Intelligence Platform in the KM World Readers' Choice Awards. We are listed in the Collaboration and Enterprise Search categories.  Wednesday, August 5th is the last day to vote.

Benefits of the KM Collection: 

  • Improved findability of knowledge resources.  When you search in Google, the Keeeb Discovery search will appear in the right pane performing your search in key knowledge sites. Sites currently in scope include the SIKM forum, APQC, Gurteen, Knoco, the KM Collection, and others.
  • Browse the curated folders of the best knowledge from across the Internet (I could use some help in improving the curation)
  • Create your own folders for your own research

Click here to learn more and decide if you would like to participate.

Thanks,

Tom


 

Tom,
Thank you for the introduction and invitation.  I have just signed up for a Keeb account and am looking forward to exploring it more.
Catherine


Anna Gene Jonassen <ajonassen@...>
 

Hello, 

I am interested! The link provided simply takes me to a login page, is the right the right path?

-Anna


Tom Barfield
 

Hello Anna - Great to hear you are interested.  The link to The KM Collection is now working.  

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

tom@...