Faculty of Information Studies Knowledge Repository (FISKR)
M. Asim Qayyum (University of Toronto, Canada), Gerry Oxford (University of Toronto, Canada), Sungin Lee (University of Toronto, Canada), Laryssa Tyson (University of Toronto, Canada) and Chun Wei Choo (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: © 2002
Knowledge repositories are increasingly being viewed as a special form of knowledge management (KM) in organizational memory information systems (OMIS). Presented in this chapter is the prototype of a knowledge repository which is envisaged to be an electronic repository of online pedagogical resources and is designed and implemented as a web-based software system, built to help foster a learning organization that works together to gather and share knowledge. This heterogeneous repository stores resources or pointers to resources of many different kinds including, but not limited to, electronic or printed material, courses, slide presentations, videos, or any other resource that is relevant to the subject matter. These resources can then be retrieved in a number of different ways such as subject taxonomies, reading or bibliographic list and can be viewed in a Web browser as simple web pages.