Knowledge Management Systems (ISYS5050)


The need to track and facilitate the sharing of the core knowledge resources in contemporary organisations is widely recognised. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the emerging area of Knowledge Management (KM) from both technological and organisational perspectives. We will review and discuss a range of published papers, case studies, and other publications that deal with a range of important KM-related topics. One of the key knowledge management technologies, Business Intelligence Systems, will be covered in detail. It will also include hands-on work using the BI (Online Analytical Processing - OLAP) tool, COGNOS.
Some of the main themes to be covered will include:
o KM: Conceptual Foundations
o Taxonomies of organizational knowledge and KM mechanisms
o Case/Field Studies of KM Initiatives
o Data Warehousing and OLAP/Business Analytics
o Data, text, and web mining.
o Social media,crowdsourcing, an KM

Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.