Week 13: Information, Assets, and Knowledge Management Systems


  • Portals and knowledge management (KM) systems
  • Information and asset repository systems
  • Digital asset management systems, digital libraries
  • Geospatial digital asset management systems
  • Electronic document management systems
  • Digitized vs. born digital collections
  • Long-term management of systems and data, conversion, and migration issues
  • Buy vs. build, hosted vs. locally installed, enterprise vs. open source


  • Richard Huffine, National Library Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

Exercises and Assignments

Independent Learning/Team Projects

  • Work on team projects and student portfolios.

Readings and Resources


  • Brewster, Kahle (2008). A Digital Library, Free to the World, a YouTube video sponsored by TedTalks. URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXoHC2D15hM (accessed 2/9/2008).
  • Driver, Erica and Moore, Connie (March 2008). Information Workplace Platform Vendors Light Up The World of Work. Cambridge: MA: Forrester. (See restricted readings area.)
  • Engard, Nicole C., Editor (2009). Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data. Information Today, Inc.: New Jersey. Read the following chapter:
    • Chapter 17: The Repository Mashup Map by Stuart Lewis
    • Chapter 21: Electronic Dissertation Mashups Using SRU by Michael C. Witt
  • Slideshare.net presentation: "What's in Your Digital Landfill?" URL: http://www.slideshare.net/jmancini77/whats-in-your-digital-landfill/ (accessed 6/29/2008).