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Jul 18, 2001

Top Ten Trends for Online Communities The bad news is familiar: advertsements, subscription fees, mergers and acquisitions... but the good news is that online communities are beginning to mature and some are even beginning to see a network effect. By Jim Cashel, Online Community Report, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

E-Learning and Knowledge Management at the Crossroads Questions typical e-learning practices and suggest that e-learning and knowledge management strategies should be coordinated, especially within a corporate training environment. I heartily agree, and suggest further that colleges and universities should be looking at sector specific knowledge and learning communities. Some have. By Tim Kounadis, osOpinion.com, July 17, 2001 Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

Ready or Not, Here Come the Digital Libraries Good analysis of the trend toward (subscription based) online resource services. By Ron Feemster, University Business, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

Tackling Puzzles PC by PC The popups are very annoying, but the article is a good survey of distributed computing. Even better, it has links to some of the major distributed computing projects (scroll to the bottom of the article). The article is from the L.A. Times so it probably won't be around for very long (the newspaper charges for access to archival material). By karen Kaplan, L.A. Times, June 10, 2001. Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

Knowledge Management Certification Board The Knowledge Management Certification Board is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to set professional standards and provide certification for Knowledge Management professionals. Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

Ready for Hardball? Good analysis of software pricing trends and strategies required to cope with them. This is an especially important read for people purchansing educational software or learning management systems. Watch out for things like prices quites on a 'per processor' or 'per seat' basis and make sure you guarantee price stability before locking yourself into a product or a vendor. By Anne Chen, EWeek, July 10, 2001. Submitted on Jul 18, 2001 [Refer]

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