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File Naming and Data Organization Best Practices: From Clutter and Chaos to Knowledge Management Nirvana

By John Steed
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No one pays much attention to file names until they cause a problem. Perhaps you’ve experienced the frustration and needless busywork caused by a lack of standardized file organization practices.  …

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Data Curation Strategy: 3 Essential Elements and Best Practices

By Andrea Castle
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Federal agencies are collecting more data and information than staff can manage. With so much to sift through, it’s sometimes impossible to find the small percentage of data that’s actually…

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Reading or Skimming: Writing for How People Read Online

By Riz Zandi
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What if I told you that the majority of visitors to your site aren’t actually reading your content but are just skimming it? The fact is most people simply don’t…

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We Want to Shape the Future Without Spending Time Building Context

By Joe Delany
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The 9-11 Commission stated six primary reasons for restructuring the Intelligence Community. First on the list was that information was not organized. The Commission argued that the importance of “…integrated,…

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Out of the Wild: Taming the Information Beast in the Digital Age

By Maureen Carita
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As knowledge workers in today’s digital world, we’re constantly bombarded with unstructured information of all types in all formats–emails, news feeds, blogs, research papers, whitepapers, performance reports, market analyses, etc.…

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Choosing the Right Image Format for the Web

By Joe Fitzgerald
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Whether you’re a seasoned web content manager or a newbie blogger, you’ll likely find yourself asking this question: what is the best image file format to use for my web…

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When In Doubt, Make A Graphic

By Geoff Openshaw
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Managing information often results in cumbersome data sets that are not friendly to readers or the poor saps curating them. Whether working through thousands of pages of coded results from…

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The Collaboration Conundrum

By Brie Gilvin
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If you have worked with or for any US government agency, you know that sharing “across lines” with other agencies is at best a headache and at worst out of…

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Avoid These Three Common Knowledge Management Pitfalls

By Fred Hassani
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You’ve been there. A co-worker asks you to find a document on the shared drive. Despite some searches, you’re unable to find exactly what was requested. Frustrated (and perhaps a…

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