Colleagues:  Please excuse any cross-posting.
There is a significant push in federal government to begin using blogs, wikis as collaborative tools.  The use in the intelligence community has been especially encouraging since this is an attempt to reach outside the community.  See the recent GCN story and editorial.  ("Intel Forum Breaks New Ground"   June 26, 2006  "Editor's Desk: Smart use of new tools" July 3, 2006
You will certainly benefit from attendance at this session.

Collaborative Expedition Workshop 52
Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 8:30 a.m.
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd, Stafford I Building, Room 1235
Arlington, VA
Open Collaboration: Networking Wiki Information Technology
for Information Sharing and Knowledge Management
Purpose / Description 
Participants will explore opportunities for multi-disciplinary and community-based collaboration around national challenges. By drawing on strategic leadership and "best practices" underway in the geospatial area, participants will learn how to conduct open collaboration in their own settings. Presentations will illustrate exemplary collaboration that is transforming geospatial information technology today. Growing Communities of Practice will benefit from knowledge-sharing including:
 Upcoming Events :
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Welcome and Overview:
Keynote: Wikis Changing Agency Culture for Information Sharing
 BREAK: 10:15 am
Panel: Agencies are starting to ask for Wikis and even advertise formal requirements for them (see page 1)
 Keynote: The Wiki - A grassroots approach to providing KM solutions
NETWORKING LUNCH: 12 noon - 1 pm (on your own, but preferably in groups)
Featured Presentations and Questions:
BREAK: 3 - 3:15 pm
Hands-on Experience and Discussion of Next Steps
Nancy G. Faget
GPO Information Dissemination
Library Services & Content Management
Library Planning & Development
Sr. Program Planning Specialist
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