For my professional work I am a knowledge management information specialist. That means I help people manage and organize information. It is clear to me that I was meant to do this for I LOVE to work with and organize information. With the explosion that occurred this past weekend with RootsTech I saw an opportunity to get busy applying Knowledge Management. The best way to do this? With FamilySearch’s very own Research Wiki.
The ResearchWiki is a site that anyone can contribute to and gives us all a platform for sharing what we know about genealogy. Initially designed to describe FamilySearch information, it has a much greater potential. I inquired via Twitter if the wiki was being used to collect course information from the conference and learned that it really had not. I was *challenged* (in a good way) by the Wiki team to create a page if I wanted to see one on there.
So create one I did! It is at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/RootsTech_2011.
I was primarily interested in creating a page to help collate material related to all the conference courses. Since I wasn’t there I can only hope that the presenters offer to share. What a great resource it could be for archiving the experience. So far, I’ve only seen one class that has a Wiki page for the class info – Tony Hansen’s of the Dallas Genealogy Society.
More information is needed for contribution when it comes to the classes. Did you present at RootsTech? Did you write a blog post about a specific class? If so, sign up and add to the page! If that’s too much for you, just send me an email and I’ll do it for you! Help me make this page the “go to” page for the history of what transpired. Thanks to everyone for all the great information!