Knowledge Management Expert Bequeaths KM Archive to Pioneer Knowledge Services

Sherman, N.Y. — Knowledge management author, speaker, and community leader Stan Garfield practices what he preaches.  To ensure the accessibility and findability of his online collection of Knowledge Management articles and resources, he recently confirmed his intentions to posthumously donate the highly trafficked content to Pioneer Knowledge Services (PKS) for stewardship in perpetuity.

“I have spent much of my career creating and curating this knowledge repository,” Garfield said.  “Knowing that Pioneer Knowledge Services will ensure its preservation and accessibility gives me great comfort and inspires me to continue writing and investing in the site’s development.”

Pioneer Knowledge Services is a nonprofit organization that aims to nurture organizations that value knowledge as an assert.  Part of its mission includes a general educational focus to create and share knowledge.

“We are deeply grateful for the example Stan has represented in the field of KM and for the example he sets through this gift about the importance of knowledge preservation,” said Edwin K. Morris, founder and president of PKS.

Morris said the organization is eager to accept similar donations as well as financial contributions that make work, such as the preservation of the Garfield archive, possible.

Responsibilities and considerations to planing the ultimate exit strategy. Consider the lifelong effort of creating and curating content and knowledge only to not plan for the final consideration of it.

Stan Garfield is a knowledge management author, speaker, and community leader based in Northville, Michigan. He has worked in the field of knowledge management for 23 years.
Stan spent 8 years at Deloitte leading communities and enterprise social networking. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at HP, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stan launched Digital’s first knowledge management program in 1996, helped develop the corporate KM strategy for Compaq, and led the Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management Program for HP. He also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Medicine.
Stan holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He leads the SIKM Leaders Community with 800 members globally, and is invited to present at numerous conferences, including KMWorld, APQC, and SLA. Stan has published over 600 articles on leadership, innovation, knowledge management, communities of practice, enterprise social networks, and social media.

  • Implementing a Successful KM Program (2007)
  • Successful Knowledge Leadership: Principles and Practice (2013), Chapter 5: The Modern Knowledge Leader: A Results-Oriented Approach
  • Gaining Buy-in for KM (2014), Chapter 2: Obtaining support for KM: The ten commitments
  • Measuring the ROI of Knowledge Management (2016), 2nd Edition, Chapter 7: The case against ROI for knowledge management
  • Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program (2017)
  • Knowledge Management Matters: Words of Wisdom from Leading Practitioners (2018), Chapter 6: Communities Manifesto
  • Handbook of Community Management: A Guide to Leading Communities of Practice (to be published 2020)
  • Knowledge Management Site: /site/stangarfield/
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