From finding information to managing knowledge

Course: From finding information to managing knowledge

R.D. Roger, a librarian from Yale University, wrote in the 80s: “We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge”.

Indeed, there are more than 100 Billion web pages on the Internet and 500 times more in the ‘Deep Web’. While the use of search tools such as Google is simple, people are generally using less than 20% of its features and basically search the ocean of information based mostly upon their intuition and not systematically.

What is more, there are more than 1 Billion Internet users and the daily volume of email has reached more than 100 Billion messages with about 90% of this being SPAM.Email is still by far the major end-use and yet it has become a productivity killer. People are working more hours and are expected to be reached anywhere and anytime and respond quickly.

People do not have any clear methods for finding information nor for managing knowledge. This hands-on course based upon real case practice will provide the following:

* Methods for finding information efficiently: from ‘Google smart’ to the ‘Deep Web’ via ‘Social Search Engines’
* Methods and tools (Web 2.0) for organizing information internally
* Improve the sharing of information and knowledge
* A standard method for managing knowledge
* and lots of tips

A Quiz will be given before the course in order to classify the participants and also to provide an additional session for beginners.