Making Knowledge Work

October 9, 2009

I LIKE it!

Filed under: Knowledge Networking — Tags: , , , — virginiahenry @ 4:45 pm

Really pleased with LIKE (London Information & Knowledge Exchange), the knowledge networking group I set up with Jennifer Smith and Marja Kingma at the beginning of the year.

We wanted a free and open forum for knowledge and information professionals: no membership fees, no event charges or sponsors, no red tape. So we use LinkedIn, Twitter and our own website to collaborate and communicate news of events etc. Our meetings, on the last Thursday of each month, are free to attend and our exchanges frequently continue online after the event.  It’s been great getting to know so many talented and interesting individuals, from such a range of disciplines.

We’ve explored some fascinating topics together, and arranged visits to the RSA to listen to Don Tapscott asking “whether the economic collapse has triggered a crisis of confidence in our previously trusted sources of knowledge” and the Science Museum for Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web.   Of course, members had to pay for their own tickets to the events.  And this month – a discussion led by Tim Buckley-Owen, called “From Walled Garden to Amazon Jungle: orienteering in the new information landscape” – they’ll have to pay £10 for their dinner and drinks (a fiver more than the usual optional buffet).  But aside from those little overheads, we can honestly say LIKE  is  the free and open forum we wanted.

Today, visiting LIKE’s pages on LinkedIn, I see there are 99 members. More than a dozen have joined in the last week. The more the merrier!

1 Comment »

  1. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!!

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    Comment by Rosalie — January 22, 2014 @ 9:32 am

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