Knowledge Sharing LO30464

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 08/11/03

Replying to LO30453 --

Dear Organlearners,

M Brenner <> wrote:

>I'd like to know about Knowledge Sharing, is it just a new
>"Buzz Word" or is it a viable new tool?

Greetings dear Michael (?)

Knowledge Sharing (KS) is one of the important disciplines of Knowledge
Management. ( I prefer to call them Information Sharing and Information
Management since for me knowledge lives in the minds of people.) The two
important legs of KS are
* systematic depositing and retrieving of information
* connecting people effectively with the information system.
In old times libraries functioned as the information system. In modern times
electronic technology has became the most imporatant information system.
There is much software of different kinds available to deal with Knowledge
(Information) Sharing.

It is much different for people to share the knowledge which lives in
their minds. The best practice to do this is the open dialogue. It
involves far more than merely sharing information. Among other things it
includes trying to fathom the tacit knowledge of a person. Questions work
here the best.

With care and best wishes,


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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