Knowledge management and Dublin Core

Mason, Jon (2009) Knowledge management and Dublin Core. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Open Journal Systems, National Library of Korea, Seoul, pp. 41-50.

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This paper is concerned with investigating existing and potential scope of Dublin Core metadata in Knowledge Management contexts. Modelling knowledge is identified as a conceptual prerequisite in this investigation, principally for the purpose of clarifying scope prior to identifying the range of tasks associated with organising knowledge. A variety of models is presented and relationships between data, information, and knowledge discussed. It is argued that the two most common modes of organisation, hierarchies and networks, influence the effectiveness and flow of knowledge. Practical perspective is provided by reference to implementations and projects providing evidence of how DC metadata is applied in such contexts. A sense-making model is introduced that can be used as a shorthand reference for identifying useful facets of knowledge that might be described using metadata. Discussion is aimed at presenting this model in a way that both validates current applications and points to potential novel applications.

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ID Code: 48295
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sense-making, Dublin Core, metadata, knowledge management, knowledge organization systems
ISSN: 1939-1366
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Jon Mason
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2012 22:35
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 18:59

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