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Community knowledge sharing in practice: the Eureka story

 

This paper presents a detailed account of a knowledge-sharing system in practice. The Eureka system leverages the practical know-how and inventions of frontline employees, with the goal of helping the entire organization learn from their experience. This system and its enabling technology were developed through several iterations using a distinctive socio-technical methodology. We provide a précis of the methodology, and summarize the experiences during seven years with the design, development, deployment and evaluation of the Eureka system to support the service organization of Xerox Corporation.

 
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Bobrow, D. G. ; Whalen, J. Community knowledge sharing in practice: the Eureka story. Reflections, the SOL Journal. 2002 Winter; 4 (2): 47-59.