#InfoBOK Summit 2018

The first ever gathering to develop and solidify the first ever open source information body of knowledge. Make history and contribute to the project during this one-day summit.

Pencil in: March 7, 2018 @ NYC

InfoBOK - The (Open Source) Information Body Of Knowledge

Current Status:
Development Phase 4

Current Status of the InfoBOK- Development Phase 4: Developing the definitions and key points of the body of knowledge, first through our online community portal, then further validated through the InfoBOK Summit 2018.

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#InfoBOK Process Phases

Development Phase 1

Define the areas of the #InfoBOK. Community submission of "elements" for inclusion in the body of knowledge. (Completed 4/30/2016)

Development Phase 2

Selecting elements for inclusion in the InfoBOK. Community voting to gain consensus of "elements" for inclusion in the body of knowledge. (Completed 10/31/2017)

Development Phase 3

Development of InfoBOK structure. Establish an overall architecture and structure for the development of the InfoBOK. (Completed 3/31/2017)

Development Phase 4

Establish element definitions & key points. Community development of definitions and key points - first through an online portal - then validation through our first InfoBOK Summit. (Current)

Release Phase 1

Release the InfoBOK v1 to the public

Testing Development Phase 1

Develop testing basis. Turn community established "key points" into two tiers of specific learning objectives.

Testing Development Phase 2

Develop questions for first certifcate (free, open to all) testing. Leverage "testing basis" for the creation of tier 1 questions.

Testing Release 1

Open first tier of testing. Open testing to all - free certificate-generating test to establish a baseline of knowledge for the information profession.

Testing Development Phase 3

Develop questions for certification (paid, exclusive) testing. Leverage "testing basis" for the creation of tier 2 questions.

Testing Release 2

Open second tier of testing. Open testing to all - paid certificate-generating test to establish an expertise across all areas of knowledge for the information profession.

Version 2 Development

<b>Begin version 2 development.</b> The InfoBOK development will begin version 2 development to remain current with professional knowledge. (iterations continue)

Certification

To codify and solidify the Information Body of Knowledge as a useful resource within the information profession - our goal is to have 2 official designations related to the InfoBOK.

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  • INFO - Information Specialist Certificate

    INFO

    The Information Specialist Certificate

    Open to all and available for free, the INFO - Information Specialist certificate demonstrates that the individual has a broad knowledge across all areas of the InfoBOK and has a specific set of capabilities required for most roles within the information profession.

    Planned release: Sept 2018

  • INFOSTRAT

    The Information Strategy Certification

    The exclusive certification based on the entirety of the InfoBOK demonstrates that the individual has a broad and deep knowledge across all areas of the InfoBOK, along with leadership capabilities assessment. An INFOSTRAT has a specific set of capabilities and knowlege required for leadership roles within the information profession.

    Planned release: Sept 2019

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