We hear the word deep used in information management frequently. Probably the most common usage is deep learning. The fascination with the word reflects a desire to understand that which is hidden from view and which gives rise to what is happening on the surface. This interesting topic came to us from KM World in their article, “A deep future approach to KM.”

At the time of fast expanding information technology, a tendency to overemphasize the significance of a poorly defined notion of information may be very misleading. Information and knowledge are at different stages of the same continuous process, in which an individual integrates newly perceived data into the already existing system of relations known, linking together data previously comprehended, and thus expanding the scope of that person’s understanding.

The problems of knowledge loss, especially of the digital variety, continue to change every few years. Changes in context may render an archived body of knowledge irrelevant, especially over long periods of time.

Melody K. Smith

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