Knowledge capture & organization
Knowledge can be gained through a variety of means, including products and services (e.g., publications, websites, conferences and meetings, project experiences, research). KM facilitates the selection, organization, and storage of knowledge in systems and tools designed for specific purposes (e.g., searchable database on best practices, directory of evidence-based medicine). It is also possible to organize information to enable access to tacit knowledge—where to find it and who has it. Connecting individuals with such knowledge with those who could benefit from it is sometimes the most—and the best thing—that we could contribute.