Knowledge Management Websites
Type 'knowledge management' into a search engine and you get over 15 million hits. Many websites are done by suppliers promoting a specific product or service. Those listed here offer helpful content, usually from an independent authoritative perspective.
- Gold Star Sites - these are the 'best of the best' and are not repeated in the categories below
- Portals and Specialist Sites - typically by an independent expert
- Email Lists and Discussion Forums - offering opportunities to discuss new ideas, topical issues and address member's problems
- Blogs - perspectives of individuals, ranging from experts to in-house practitioners.
Within each category sites are listed in alphabetical order. The sites were last reviewed in April 2011. Note - each link opens in a new window.
Gold Star Sites
Gurteen Knowledge Website
Probably the best KM resource on the net, built up over many years, but kept current. This is a highly structured website (104 categories) with links to many valuable resources as well as useful articles, commentaries and blogs by David Gurteen himself. Main sections include links to articles, books, societies, consultancies and events. You can subscribe to David's monthly email newsletter.
Calling itself "a self-moderating global community thinking and collaborating on knowledge management" this website has won several awards, including Harvard Business Review's "best best on the web knowledge management portal". It has articles, documents, forums and over a dozen special interest groups. It also runs online real-time events featuring KM experts.
Portals & Specialist Websites
CIO on Knowledge Management. As you might expect there is a strong IT slant, so KM is not a dominant feature of this site. There are fewer new topics today as in the past. However, searching reveals interesting articles and cases on topics like KM strategy, processes and measurement.
ENTOVATION International. These pages, by knowledge innovation pioneer Debra Amidon writer of several books gives insights into knowledge innovation in her paper The Momentum of Knowledge Management. There are also many other articles, timelines, the Global Knowledge Leadership Map, and variety of tools and resources, including the Litmus Test.
BRINT (Business Research Interests).
A well respected resource site for researchers covering many management subjects. This is the Knowledge Management section but it seems to have been little updated in recent years. It has a few feature articles and lots of links, but these are in long lists. Good for researchers and browsers (human ones!), though we have now downgraded it from our gold star list.
The Kaieteur Institute For Knowledge Management. A portal for the work of Bryan Davis of Toronto and colleagues who have been researching online knowledge markets, knowledge patterns and knowledge innovation zones. The structure is not always obvious, but go to the site map, click around and you'll find a wealth of information and links.
IT Toolbox (Knowledge Management). As its name suggests there is a technical bias, with a good amount on eneterprise content management. This KM section has articles, blogs and weekly (email) newsletters for 'KM-doers' and 'KM-decision-makers'.
The KNOW Network (Teleos). Developed by Rory Chase, founding editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management this site has a knowledge library with news and some features (free). Membership of the network (annual fee: US$2,995) gives access to additional resources including trends, case studies and a database of best KM practices.
Sveiby on Knowledge Management
Although primarily promoting the services of his consulancy, this site by intellectual capital pioneer Karl Erik Sveiby has a useful library. His own contributions include an intellectual capital calculator, advice on how to increase it, and Fourteen Ways to Make Money from Your Knowledge.
The KM Resource Centre (IKM Corporation)
17 sections including case studies, links, articles, books, organizations. Lots of entries, but no obvious updating since early 2003.
NHS KM Specialist Library. A good example of an organized KM resource, this one aimed at UK health professionals, but little new content since 2008.
Discussion Groups / Email Lists
Act-KM. A Canberra-based forum whose focus is public sector knowledge management. Don't be put off by its Australian roots. It has an online discussion forum on Yahoo! Groups which has active international participation.
KM-Forum. Organised by India's NCSI (National Centre for Science Information). One of the most active KM forums of world-wide interest with over 600 members.
Systems Integration KM Leaders. Another active forum. Don't be put off by its title. Althouhg initially created in 2005 for systems integration and consulting firms, it now includes all KM leaders who share experiences on KM program implementation.
Learning To Fly. By the authors of the book of the same name. Useful for newcomers posing questions, but activity is sporadic.
Also check out Yahoo Groups for other more specialist KM fora, such as ikmf_figs (for Canadian government KM) and kmam (Malaysia-based).
The newest form of resource offering individual's regular (often irregular) observations on knowledge management. Some also offer RSS feeds.
Knowledge Jolt With Jack (Vinson). Regular KM postings with a strong emphasis on personal effectiveness.
Nick Milton. Nick is a founder of KM consultancy Knoco. His blog (Knoco Stories) - very active - give insights into the work they do with many practical examples.
KM Consulting. The interesting work of Ron Young, a Cambridge (UK) KM consultant.
KM Space (Doug Cornelius). Although it was 'lights out' in 2009, two years of this lawmakers blog by Doug had a wide range of regular contibutions (260 in 2007) that makes it interesting reading for all.
Last updated: 19th April 2011