Large information repositories, such as the World Wide Web or Usenet News, o er an amazing wealth of information. Searching for valuable information is an e ort that permanently occurs in organizations and that contributes to the organizational memory. Active collaborative ltering builds on the exploitation of the results of this e ort by encouraging the members of an organization to share information with others. To this extent, the members are provided with a tool that allows for the distribution of information with little e ort. However, it is unclear which strategy is best to bootstrap or to enhance a self-supporting information dissemination activity. In this paper, we report on experiences we made when trying to bootstrap an active collaborative ltering activity in a mediumsize organization. Our experiences suggest to view collaborative ltering as groupware in order to explain certain di culties and to learn from the experiences with groupware.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management (PAKM '98)|
|State||Published - 1998|