In a timely example of how quickly we can lose information sources, yesterday I came across a link to an archived entry in Dennis Kennedy's blog on the topic of personal knowledge management. By today, I cannot recall, or find, where I saw the link. Apologies wherever they're owed.
On the same topic, Dennis' post asks many questions about how he might better manage the information that floods his inbox and browser screen every day. He also reports on a few partial solutions. These are questions we all should be asking, as knowledge workers. I confess to a guilty feeling of relief that it's not just me. If a tech expert like Dennis is still struggling, then we have a long way to go to solve the information overload problem.
The same questions must, in my view, be answered before we can fully succeed in implementing KM solutions at the enterprise level. Until individual knowledge workers have effective ways to scan, filter, store, retrieve, share, and eventually connect the vast number of information dots they are exposed to daily, no large repositories of institutional "knowledge" will fully deliver on the promise of KM.
What are you doing about personal KM?