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Seems my post about Jeff Braybrook’s GCPEDIA talk was quite popular, reflected quantitatively in my stats and qualitatively in informal circles. I think I know why – there just isn’t enough information out there about GCPEDIA.

So, here’s another post about it – the background story to GCPEDIA, where it stands now, and my ideas for it going forward.

What is GCPEDIA?

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What you see if you worked for the GC, and went to http://gcpedia.gc.ca.

If you can see the above image, you can access GCPEDIA

If you can see the above image, you can access GCPEDIA.

GCPEDIA is the wiki for the Government of Canada. Launched Oct. 28, 2008 at the annual GTEC conference by then CIO of Canada Ken Cochrane (who I’ve cited myself in my academic papers), GCPEDIA has blossomed throughout its on-going pilot stage. ¬†GCPEDIA is only accessible via the Government of Canada network and you need to be on a computer with connection to be able to access it. › Continue reading…

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Kujawski made public his presentation to the Public Service (at a CSPS armchair discussion).

(at the end is where all the blogs are for the Government of Canada)

(at the end is where all the blogs are for the Government of Canada)

Certainly the presentation wasn’t for those familiar with blogging – it was for public servants starting to find out what blogging is about. Why would I attend? When you’re very immersed in something, it’s not always easy to lift your head above the water and talk while your eyes are still filled with water. It’s always a good skill to develop, how to express things succinctly, clearly, simply. This is why I attend presentations on Web 2.0 – to get those palatable repeatable bite-size messages that I can convey to others. The statistics, figures and broad examples help too. › Continue reading…

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This blog looks suspiciously like the Privacy Commissioner blog. Read on to find out why!

The "GC20 blog template proposal prototype" looks suspiciously like the Privacy Commissioner blog. Read on to find out why!

If you are reading this blog, then it’s obvious you support the Government of Canada being (more) Web 2.0-enabled. If, for whatever reasons you were looking to bring blogs into your department, I hope this blog post can help you.

This blog posting will:

  • Provide you with a ready-made template for you to submit a proposal,
    and
  • Provide you with a blog prototype, ready with a CLF 2.0-like template. › Continue reading…
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