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The current changes in the information landscape influence the methods people need to deal with information; for example, how they search and retrieve content and how they investigate and analyze information. At the same time, people become active ”information players“ themselves, as they

  • communicate and interact
  • acquire and share knowledge
  • participate in the creation and re-mixing of new content

The value proposition for organizations is strong, yet a challenge. There are both technological and cultural issues to solve, e.g. how to control the flow of information and data within an organization. The growing use of social and community systems in businesses to support customers, users, and the general public creates a further demand for the  next generation of information management. 
Main challenges of today’s information management are:

  • How can we guarantee that (confidential) information, which is gathered and shared within an organization, will not be disclosed to third parties?
  • How can we control access to particular levels of information and databases?
  • How can we protect the integrity and persistence of the information?
  • How do we manage gathering and disseminating such a large amount of unstructured information?
  • How can we “tag” information “properly” for efficient retrieval later on?

KnowEsis, FIZ Karlsruhe's eScience solutions
FIZ Karlsruhe offers advice and expertise for all kinds of scientific knowledge management related projects, including requirements analysis, specifications, content models, project management, customization, and tailored software development. FIZ Karlsruhe can help you to make your research and knowledge management endeavours a success:

  • We are familiar with scientific and scholarly working and the requirements of researchers.
  • Benefit from our long-standing experience in handling projects and our profound knowledge of important standards, data structures, and metadata.
  • Benefit from our close relationships to the relevant communities and software developers, especially in the field of open-source software

KnowEsis, eScience solutions based on eSciDoc and related open source products