How to Create Your Own Knowledge Base

Yesterday I gave a one-hour webinar for the South Central Library System in Wisconsin on How to Create Your Own Knowledge Base. I covered uses for both personal and organizational knowledge bases, software, and best practices. We also had a hands-on section in the middle where everyone created and edited pages in a knowledge base and learned how to set up a new wiki. Here’s the video recording of the webinar:

and here are my slides:

A lot of interesting questions arose during the webinar about privacy and security and how to adjust settings for these issues as well as individual user roles and permissions. Other questions concerned the ability to embed widgets, export formats, and more. Please do check out the webinar if you’re interested. Here’s the full description:

“Setting up a centralized knowledge base for your library can be a great way to collaboratively brainstorm ideas, gather specialized knowledge, organize instructional resources, and even replace intranets. Creating a private, personal knowledge base will keep you organized, store your files, and provide an online space for brainstorming, reading lists, project ideas, to-do lists, and even travel plans. Learn how to create your own personal and organizational repositories of information and knowledge with no technical skills required!”

And you can also browse all of the South Central Library System’s past webinars for free on their page here: http://scls.typepad.com/programs