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!