A little about ourselves
The actKM Forum was initiated by a small group of Australian Public Service and private sector knowledge management practitioners based in Canberra, Australia, towards the end of 1998. actKm was the first KM community of practice to form in Australia with around 1100 participants on its discussion forum here and internationally.
The history of actKM and its operation has been documented and published by as:
Callahan - Building a KM CoP
The actKM Forum community
The actKM Forum is a not-for-profit learning community dedicated to building and sharing knowledge about knowledge management, and contributing to improved organisational performance through effective management of knowledge and information resources. It aims to provide an environment where members can create and share knowledge about both public and private sector knowledge management issues.
It was initially focused on public sector knowledge management activities but has become broader over time as the boundaries become blurred and the practices more common.
This environment consists of creating opportunities for members to have conversations and capturing our experiences for other members to use. This is done in a number of ways including monthly meetings, focus group discussions, email discussions, an annual conference and a repository of relevant information available via the Internet site.
The objectives of actKM Forum community include:
Participation in the actKM Forum community is free and is obtained by registering online through our webpage at: http://actkm.org/mailman/listinfo/actkm_actkm.org.
The actKM Forum also has a strong international representation with members from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, India, Singapore, France and the Philippines. actkm is a founding member of the KM Global Network along with the following organisations:
· Information & Knowledge Management Society of Singapore - iKMS
· Innovation and Knowledge Management Club of Thailand - iKlub
· Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society - HKKMS
Representation in the KMGN has now been passed on to AuSKM.
What actKM does
The actKM forum undertakes the following activities: