Leer versión en español By Kyle Strand, Knowledge Manager in the Knowledge and Learning Department of the Inter-American Development Bank If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? Well, if there is no one there for the sound to reach, what difference does it make? In the same spirit, if your knowledge never reaches anyone else, how much of a difference can it … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Develop a Knowledge Dissemination Strategy
Leer a versión en español By Alyson Williams, Embedded Librarian Team Leader at the Felipe Herrera Library - IDB [message_box title="The IDB and Creative Commons" color="green"]You can access the press release on the topic here [/message_box] Recently, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opened its knowledge by adopting Creative Commons (CC) licenses for all IDB … [Read more...] about The Inter-American Development Bank adopts Creative Commons
Español It is estimated that there are 1.8M scientific articles published every year, but about half aren’t read by anyone except the reviewers and editor. Either 50% of research is worthless (and thus 50% of funding misspent), or we have a serious discovery problem. Many public and private institutions are increasingly seeing the importance of the web for distributing … [Read more...] about 4 tips to create a good knowledge repository
Español Embracing the idea of open knowledge is a major opportunity for governments and public institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to increase the impact of the resources they dedicate to producing knowledge, strengthen their ability to engage their citizens, and to gain new ideas. … [Read more...] about Disseminate that knowledge, it’s a public good!
Español Organizations are increasingly realizing that they can learn more from mistakes than from successes, and yet, speaking of failure remains a taboo difficult to break. Some organizations such as Engineers without Borders, have moved ahead and explained publicly their failures. Why and how? Here I share some examples of how organizations can take advantage of failure. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to transform failure into success