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How is weADAPT advancing research on knowledge management?

weADAPT uses innovative technology behind the scenes to link related content together and make it easy to explore and discover new knowledge. Learn more here!
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The weADAPT team has learned a lot about online knowledge management since 2007, when weADAPT was first launched. We continue to advance knowledge management through research at our host institution, SEI. As well as ‘learning by doing’ we have benefitted hugely from our involvement with the Climate Knowledge Brokers group and other knowledge platforms globally e.g. through the KE4CAP project.

You can find some of this learning in a blog for the PLACARD project on “Good practice for online knowledge sharing” and in our brief “Learning across locales, organisations, and networks: The weADAPT experience”.

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One of the major lessons we have learned is that, in addition to sharing knowledge in ways that are accessible and easy to understand for large, diverse audiences, it is essential that knowledge is easy to find and discover.

Our new work now focuses on this – both within the platform and on trying to transform knowledge management for climate action more generally.

Find out more below!

Linking content through tagging

weADAPT uses keyword tagging technology to link related content together and make it easy to explore and discover content.

This keyword tagging is based on a vocabulary of user-contributed keywords (the weADAPT vocabulary), the Open Calais service, and the Climate Tagger developed by REEEP. Find out more about the Climate Tagger in the webinar, “PoolParty for Sustainable Development: The Climate Tagger“.

This webinar explains and demonstrates how the PoolParty Semantic Suite (on which Climate Tagger is based) can be used for information- and data management solutions in the field of sustainable development. weADAPT is presented towards the end of the seminar as a showcase example of how these technologies can be used.

These services allow us to automatically suggest tags for weADAPT content as well as add them manually based on the subject matter of the content and our experience. These tags are used to connect related content and give users other ways to explore the issue they are interested in. These tags also feed into our site search functionality.

You can see these keyword tags in the right-hand column of each article, case study and theme or network page.