Archive for August, 2006

Business Intelligence Briefing

August 31, 2006

Attended in-house briefing by the Head of Business Intelligence to find out more about new projects being introduced; many of which include KM aspects.

Chartership process

August 30, 2006

PDPP & Mentor details received by CILIP

Gurteen London Knowledge Cafe – What is the obligation for individuals and communities to entrust cultural knowledge for the future?

August 23, 2006

A very interesting K-Cafe on whether there is an obligation to pass on cultural knowledge both in society and in the workplace. There was much discussion on the importance of trust before knowledge could be shared effectively and also of whether anyone should/could be obliged to pass knowledge on – an emotive subject. That knowledge which is passed on relies heavily on the subjective judgement of what is of value and being overrational can lead to a form of censorship and loss of knowledge. In society deeply embedded cultural beliefs and intrinsic values are passed on without being aware of receiving/sending them. Does society breakdown when holders of knowledge (often elders in a community) are no longer venerated for the knowledge and experience they have? In business knowledge is often power but no-one can know everything – can only pass on so much and judge what will be most relevant.

Email discussion with mentor

August 23, 2006

Discussion over email with mentor re completed PDPP.

Visit to Library by Chartering Librarians

August 11, 2006

Hosted visit to library of seven chartering librarians, provided a tour and a chance to see some of the books in the Early Printed Collection.

Career Development Group Committee Meeting

August 7, 2006

Attended London and South East Divisions CDG Committee Meeting for the first time.