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Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)

February 27, 2006

Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/index.html

Knowledge management is a term that has worked its way into the mainstream of both academic and business arenas since it was first coined in the 1980s. Interest has increased rapidly during the last decade and shows no signs of abating. The current state of the knowledge management field is that it encompasses four overlapping areas:

* Managing knowledge (creating/acquiring, sharing, retaining, storing, using, updating, retiring)
* Organisational learning
* Intellectual capital
* Knowledge economics

Within (and across) these, knowledge management has to address issues relating to technology, people, culture and systems. Perhaps as a consequence of this diversity, the knowledge management literature is at present fragmented. Many of the most influential articles on knowledge management appear in journals in fields as diverse as information systems, general management, strategy, organisational sociology or human resources. The literature also often, somewhat misleadingly, presents the subject as split. Current examples of these splits, which should rather be debates, include those between the codification and collaboration schools of thought, and between Western (meaning North American) and Eastern (meaning Japanese) approaches. The intention for this journal is not only to accommodate these and other perspectives, but also to seek common ground between them. The aim of KMRP is to provide an outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of managing knowledge. This will include not just those focused on the organisational level, but all levels from that of the individual to that of the nation or profession. This will include both theoretical and practical aspects, and especially the relationship between the two. There will be a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches, and on the mixing of hard (e.g. technological) and soft
(e.g. cultural or motivational) issues. Rigorous contributions from both academics and practitioners are welcomed. Articles may be empirical research papers, theoretical papers, conceptual papers, case studies or surveys. KMRP will fill the need for a journal specifically concentrating on knowledge management that maintains the highest standards of rigour, and publishes articles that reflect greater multidisciplinary work and/or conceptual integration than those currently published in existing outlets. A cross-disciplinary focus will also enable articles in the journal to address other important tensions in the field of knowledge management, such as those between:

* Strategy and operations
* People and technology
* Short-term and long-term needs
* The organisation and the individual

This has been added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

February 27, 2006


Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

Executive Summary:
The basic list of items for the multilingual vocabulary was compiled from a frequency search of terms in scientific data sheets on medical products. This search was performed on a Dutch language CD-ROM optical disk available from the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association. Due to limited funding and the tight time schedule, thorough academic research and testing had to make way for a more pragmatic approach calling upon a network of (native) professional translators, experienced in medical translations or working closely together with physicians. Assistance was provided by EURODICAUTOM, in the form of printouts of terms available in the European Terminology database. Besides a list of English definitions and translation instructions, the translators were provided with a disk and a free text database highly facilitating data input. Specific instructions and frequent individual monitoring of the translation tasks proved to be a satisfactory approach. As it appears from the project time-table the results of the projects were due at an earlier date. However, as the translators confronted the project leaders with the justifiable request for a definition or context for each of the 1,830 terms. The provision of those definitions proved to be a time-consuming task and resulted in a revision of the deadline from September, 94 to April, 95. The glossary was in the first place meant for the authors of user package leaflets. They will now have at their disposal: a) an English dictionary of 1.830 medical terms, frequently used in written drug information, b) nine glossaries of 1830 scientific and popular medical terms, one in each of the nine official languages of the European Union, c) an electronic database of the dictionary and glossaries, and d) a user-friendly software interface as an Internet application, installed at the World-Wide Web server of the University of Gent, Belgium. This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Wikilaw – An Open-Content Legal Resource

February 27, 2006

Wikilaw – An Open-Content Legal Resource
http://wiki-law.org/

The Mission of Wikilaw as stated on their home page: Wikilaw’s goal is to build the largest open-content legal resource in the world. To accomplish this goal, Wikilaw needs your help! We encourage all law professors, practitioners, and students to share their knowledge. Currently, there are roughly 1,000,000 lawyers in the United States. If every lawyer in America contributed a fraction of their legal knowledge to this site, Wikilaw would become one of the largest libraries of legal information in the world. However, unlike other libraries, there would be no barrier to accessing this information. Everything on this site is FREE! Wikilaw was founded with this goal. Please contribute to the Wiki-Treatises, Wiki-Motions, Wiki-Law-Dictionary, Wiki-Law-Articles, and Democracy 2.0. Help us fulfill this mission! This will be added to Legal Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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PodZinger – Searches For Content Within Podcast Audios

February 27, 2006

PodZinger – Searches For Content Within Podcast Audios
http://www.podzinger.com/

Podcasts are rapidly emerging as a popular on-line audio publishing vehicle. But trying to find podcasts that are of interest to us is reminiscent of the early days of the internet. Instead of using general search techniques, sites attempted to organize all the content on the internet into categories. The diversity of the available content became too cumbersome for mere categorization to be an effective means for people to find what they wanted. Search evolved to where it is today, that is, to look inside websites quickly for words and phrases. Podcasts have been subjected to the same primitive search through categorization … until now. PODZINGER looks inside podcasts, not just the metadata, letting you search podcasts in the same way that you search for anything else on the web. When you type in a word or terms, PODZINGER not only finds the relevant podcasts, but also highlights the segment of the audio in which they occurred. By clicking anywhere on the results, the audio will begin to play just where you clicked. There are also controls that let you back up, pause, or forward through the podcast. Or you can download the entire podcast. PODZINGER, powered by 30 years of speech recognition research from BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, transforms the audio into words, unlocking the information inside podcasts. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)

February 27, 2006

Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/index.html

Knowledge management is a term that has worked its way into the mainstream of both academic and business arenas since it was first coined in the 1980s. Interest has increased rapidly during the last decade and shows no signs of abating. The current state of the knowledge management field is that it encompasses four overlapping areas:

* Managing knowledge (creating/acquiring, sharing, retaining, storing, using, updating, retiring)
* Organisational learning
* Intellectual capital
* Knowledge economics

Within (and across) these, knowledge management has to address issues relating to technology, people, culture and systems. Perhaps as a consequence of this diversity, the knowledge management literature is at present fragmented. Many of the most influential articles on knowledge management appear in journals in fields as diverse as information systems, general management, strategy, organisational sociology or human resources. The literature also often, somewhat misleadingly, presents the subject as split. Current examples of these splits, which should rather be debates, include those between the codification and collaboration schools of thought, and between Western (meaning North American) and Eastern (meaning Japanese) approaches. The intention for this journal is not only to accommodate these and other perspectives, but also to seek common ground between them. The aim of KMRP is to provide an outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of managing knowledge. This will include not just those focused on the organisational level, but all levels from that of the individual to that of the nation or profession. This will include both theoretical and practical aspects, and especially the relationship between the two. There will be a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches, and on the mixing of hard (e.g. technological) and soft
(e.g. cultural or motivational) issues. Rigorous contributions from both academics and practitioners are welcomed. Articles may be empirical research papers, theoretical papers, conceptual papers, case studies or surveys. KMRP will fill the need for a journal specifically concentrating on knowledge management that maintains the highest standards of rigour, and publishes articles that reflect greater multidisciplinary work and/or conceptual integration than those currently published in existing outlets. A cross-disciplinary focus will also enable articles in the journal to address other important tensions in the field of knowledge management, such as those between:

* Strategy and operations
* People and technology
* Short-term and long-term needs
* The organisation and the individual

This has been added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

February 27, 2006


Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

Executive Summary:
The basic list of items for the multilingual vocabulary was compiled from a frequency search of terms in scientific data sheets on medical products. This search was performed on a Dutch language CD-ROM optical disk available from the Belgian Pharmaceutical Association. Due to limited funding and the tight time schedule, thorough academic research and testing had to make way for a more pragmatic approach calling upon a network of (native) professional translators, experienced in medical translations or working closely together with physicians. Assistance was provided by EURODICAUTOM, in the form of printouts of terms available in the European Terminology database. Besides a list of English definitions and translation instructions, the translators were provided with a disk and a free text database highly facilitating data input. Specific instructions and frequent individual monitoring of the translation tasks proved to be a satisfactory approach. As it appears from the project time-table the results of the projects were due at an earlier date. However, as the translators confronted the project leaders with the justifiable request for a definition or context for each of the 1,830 terms. The provision of those definitions proved to be a time-consuming task and resulted in a revision of the deadline from September, 94 to April, 95. The glossary was in the first place meant for the authors of user package leaflets. They will now have at their disposal: a) an English dictionary of 1.830 medical terms, frequently used in written drug information, b) nine glossaries of 1830 scientific and popular medical terms, one in each of the nine official languages of the European Union, c) an electronic database of the dictionary and glossaries, and d) a user-friendly software interface as an Internet application, installed at the World-Wide Web server of the University of Gent, Belgium. This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Wikilaw – An Open-Content Legal Resource

February 27, 2006

Wikilaw – An Open-Content Legal Resource
http://wiki-law.org/

The Mission of Wikilaw as stated on their home page: Wikilaw’s goal is to build the largest open-content legal resource in the world. To accomplish this goal, Wikilaw needs your help! We encourage all law professors, practitioners, and students to share their knowledge. Currently, there are roughly 1,000,000 lawyers in the United States. If every lawyer in America contributed a fraction of their legal knowledge to this site, Wikilaw would become one of the largest libraries of legal information in the world. However, unlike other libraries, there would be no barrier to accessing this information. Everything on this site is FREE! Wikilaw was founded with this goal. Please contribute to the Wiki-Treatises, Wiki-Motions, Wiki-Law-Dictionary, Wiki-Law-Articles, and Democracy 2.0. Help us fulfill this mission! This will be added to Legal Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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PodZinger – Searches For Content Within Podcast Audios

February 27, 2006

PodZinger – Searches For Content Within Podcast Audios
http://www.podzinger.com/

Podcasts are rapidly emerging as a popular on-line audio publishing vehicle. But trying to find podcasts that are of interest to us is reminiscent of the early days of the internet. Instead of using general search techniques, sites attempted to organize all the content on the internet into categories. The diversity of the available content became too cumbersome for mere categorization to be an effective means for people to find what they wanted. Search evolved to where it is today, that is, to look inside websites quickly for words and phrases. Podcasts have been subjected to the same primitive search through categorization … until now. PODZINGER looks inside podcasts, not just the metadata, letting you search podcasts in the same way that you search for anything else on the web. When you type in a word or terms, PODZINGER not only finds the relevant podcasts, but also highlights the segment of the audio in which they occurred. By clicking anywhere on the results, the audio will begin to play just where you clicked. There are also controls that let you back up, pause, or forward through the podcast. Or you can download the entire podcast. PODZINGER, powered by 30 years of speech recognition research from BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, transforms the audio into words, unlocking the information inside podcasts. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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V4N3 March 2006 Awareness Watch Newsletter

February 25, 2006


Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N3 March 2006

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N3 March 2006
http://virtualprivatelibrary.blogspot.com/Awareness Watch V4N3.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The March 2006 V4N3 Awareness Watch™ Newsletter is a freely available 36 page .pdf document (634KB) from the above URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features Internet Alerts on the Internet including related resources and sites. Stay ahead by keeping alert and using the latest available Internet Alerts that monitor various subjects and resources! The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources. The article review covers Evolutionary Information Seeking: A Case Study of Personal Development and Internet Searching By Jarkko Kari.

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V4N3 March 2006 Awareness Watch Newsletter

February 25, 2006


Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N3 March 2006

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter V4N3 March 2006
http://virtualprivatelibrary.blogspot.com/Awareness Watch V4N3.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The March 2006 V4N3 Awareness Watch™ Newsletter is a freely available 36 page .pdf document (634KB) from the above URL. The Awareness Watch Featured Report this month features Internet Alerts on the Internet including related resources and sites. Stay ahead by keeping alert and using the latest available Internet Alerts that monitor various subjects and resources! The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness research sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources. The article review covers Evolutionary Information Seeking: A Case Study of Personal Development and Internet Searching By Jarkko Kari.

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