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Communities of Practice Data Intranets

Finding the most liked Yammer message

We wanted to improve our communications, and figured that understanding the characteristics of messages that had lots of ‘likes’ would help us do that. A request to find the most liked Yammer messages in our network was received, and we and figured out a way to find it…

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Internet tips Intranets

Interactive Images in Sharepoint

If you have a need to embed an image with clickable sections within it across Sharepoint (or any web content management system, for that matter), there is a reasonably easy way to accomplish this…

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Internet tips Open Source Software

WordPressing with style Part 2: Plug-ins

What is a plug-in? Where do they go? What are the essential ones? And where do I find them all in one file? Let the Information Handyman guide you through this three-step process for adding functionality to your WordPress installation…

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Classification Records Management

Configuring Software to Support an Archiving Policy

The Records Continuum A 1930’s records management concept was the ‘records lifecycle’; where separate decisions about what should happen to a record occurred when it was created, accessed and then disposed of has recently been updated as a ‘continuum’. The upshot of the theory suggests significant efficiencies can be made if all those decisions are […]

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Making Paypal Buttons change colour on hover

Since the Paypal buttons are such an important part of getting folks to cough up, it’s imperative they behave as users might expect a link to. However the default buttons don’t change when you hover over them which, being the meticulous/analy-retentive guy that I am, I simply had to resolve.

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Classification Intranets

Preventing a Digital Workplace Dark Age: Why Intranet Archiving Policies Matter

Imagine a future where we find ourselves without a written record of the past; a ‘digital dark age’. Because just as digital content is easy to create it is as easy to lose. So where we ruthlessly delete content that doesn’t get used, if we don’t ensure the right information gets stored for the future […]

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Communities of Practice Internet tips Social Learning

On Social Learning with Harold Jarche and Steve Wheeler

Late last week I met with Harold Jarche, who was one of the closing speakers at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. One of the opening speakers, Steve Wheeler was also at the hotel and joined us for the first hour. We had a wide-ranging discussion that had implications for a number of knowledge management issues. […]

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Communities of Practice

Gamification: Where the Real Online Communities Game Lies

Gamification is often used in social web applications to make use of people’s desire for competition, status, achievement and altruism by giving rewards to participants. Rewards might include points, badges or levels, the filling of a progress bar, ratings, or highlighting accomplishments via leader boards. I’ve certainly been motivated once or twice to get myself […]

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Classification Communities of Practice EDRMS and ECM Internet tips Intranets

Improving Findability on your Intranet: Collection Management Essentials

I believe your intranet can help staff find the information they are likely to need faster. It can be the popular, respected and well used digital library that your staff expect it to be. But according to CMSWire, in a recent survey of over 20,000 employees from 67 organizations, this is not often the case:

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Classification EDRMS and ECM Records Management Software

How to Manage Emails: Taming the Outlook silos with Mail Manager

One of the abiding concerns of records managers is how to manage emails. Theoretically it is simple; they should be managed as you would other records. Practically, however, the situation is fraught with complexity