Over the years, the Law Library and other departments within the University of Windsor followed best practices by gathering decades’ worth of information and content, including institution-wide policies and historical law school documentation. However, there were no standards covering organization of those materials, nor were there any templates for capturing metadata—meaning they were essentially undiscoverable.
To the University’s Law Librarian, Annette Demers, what at first appeared to be a document management challenge was actually a knowledge management opportunity. Using Inmagic Presto knowledge management software, they answered the imperatives for:
- Time Savings
- Security and Permissions Management
Says Ms. Demers, “Because of Inmagic Presto, the Library single-handedly transformed the way the University’s policies are produced and managed. A polished, finished product was ‘just done’ seamlessly, with zero disruption and without anxiety.”
With Inmagic Presto, the Paul Martin Law Library has delivered to the University a template for knowledge management success, extending their influence beyond the Law School itself.
We invite you to learn more about the ways The University of Windsor Paul Martin Law Library’s use of Inmagic Presto offers a template for knowledge management success.
To read their full success story – Please click here
Best practices for KM include independence for users of a knowledge management system; expert advice on excellent UX and self-paced training
Skills for special librarians who telework include setting boundaries to separate work life from home life; suggestions from a freelance consultant
KM independence related to technology, users, and the program itself are key to the success of any knowledge management initiative; expert advice
Special librarians increasingly work in virtual settings; there are many free tools to create online resources to information and work virtually