Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Tacitness of Wikis

This is a useful post from the Library Clips blog for anyone who is thinking about using a Wiki for Knowledge Sharing but isn't 100% certain about the benefits of doing so. In it the author describes reading another post, which argues that Wikis can be used for sharing Tacit Knowledge:

"Documents that are open and dynamic allow people to evolve the documents by direct editing or leaving comments…ie. people are sharing their experience and what they know can add to the richness of the document"

In this way documents can "evolve" by being edited by a number of individuals rather then being created by one individual who has no exposure to other peoples thoughts and comments until the document is published. Interesting stuff.

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