Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wiki While You Work

In the latest knowledge management white paper from the International Legal Technology Association is an article authored by me: Wiki While You Work [pdf]. There are some other great articles in the white paper. Here is the table of contents:
  • Collaboration and Competitiveness: New Tools for Collaborating and Managing Knowledge By Guy Wiggins of Keely Dry & Warren LLP
  • Wiki While You Work by Doug Cornelius
  • Show Them the Value! Using KM to Bring More Value to Clients by Mary F. Panetta of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
  • Developing Document Assembly Tools: A Tale of Two Applications by Eric Little of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
  • 2008 ILTA KM Survey Results by Catherine Monte of Fox Rothschild LLP and Mara Nickerson of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


  1. Doug,

    It's a really great paper, and I enjoyed the Wiki While You Work article loads. We're about to upgrade from Sharepoint 2003 to 2007, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on blogs, wikis etc. The bit I'm currently strugging with is what to put in blogs and what to put in wikis. Any thoughts based on your experience of introducing wikis at your firm?

    I'm wondering whether I let the users decide (possible route to chaos?!!) or whether we just opt for one or the other?


  2. @Adam -

    There is no bright-line test for when to use a wiki as opposed to a blog. I found one easy way to explain it as I put in this post:
    When to use a blog and when to use a wiki

    Also, spend the extra money and get a different wiki to use instead of the Sharepoint wiki:
    Sharepoint Wiki Disaster"


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