About Socitm GovX spaces
Socitm GovX is a platform that facilitates the creation, management and development of online collaborative 'spaces'. It is built upon a flexible knowledge sharing platform from Jiglu (formerly Kinomi). Activity within spaces is captured, indexed and added to a fully searchable and dynamic knowledge repository. This knowledge repository also benefits from the combined input from each of our key stakeholders from across government and the private sector.
A 'space' can be a community of practice or interest, a community or personal 'blog' or a wiki for collaborative working. You are not limited to either one or the other of these options as a space can incorporate each of the channels.
New or first time users need to register on the GovX system before accessing or creating spaces. You can register for Socitm GovX.
Socitm GovX can be used by any Socitm members, partners or stakeholders who wish to provide cross government collaboration opportunities around any topic, programme or project. The spaces are not managed or moderated by Socitm with each space being the responsibility of that particular space administrator (by default this is the person who created the space, but can be reallocated).
Using Socitm GovX any individual or organisation can easily create and manage their own community (space), which includes interactive discussion groups, 'wiki' style ideas development and searchable knowledge stores.
Once information is 'tagged' (indexed), the knowledge is searchable within communities and can be personalised to create scheduled alerts, newsletters or digests of activity across communities. One of the simple but innovative features is that of being able to search for people within and across communities who have the same areas of interest as you, have an area of expertise that you require or perhaps have experience in particular areas of work that would be useful for your organisation.
A network of networks?
As people register for communities or suggest and develop communities the infrastructure opens the possibility of a 'network of networks' across local government and beyond. There are a number of areas into which this 'knowledge sharing' platform can be extended and as we develop and communities begin to explore what is available we want to hear your ideas about development opportunities.
What does Socitm GovX offer to users?
- comprehensive online knowledge management and search options covering policy and related technology issues,
- personalised communications via alerts, RSS feeds, activity summaries
- personal interactive engagement through knowledge exchange
- access to expertise across and within organisational networks
- maintenance of Communities of Interest and practice with multi organisation support