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Compendium software released to the world

Simon Buckingham Shum, Thursday 30 January 2003 | Annotate
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30 January 2003: Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK Compendium Institute releases Compendium software for free distribution The Compendium Institute is pleased to announce that v1.2 of its Compendium software is now available for free download. This is the long-awaited first public release of the tool. Compendium is the semantic hypertext concept mapping tool at the heart of the Compendium methodology. It supports the real time mapping of discussions in meetings, collaborative sense-making and modelling, and the longer term management of this information as organizational memory. Compendium is the result of over 15 years' continual research, deployment and development at the intersection of meeting facilitation, knowledge management and argumentation. Compendium is arguably the most advanced mapping tool available to support the IBIS method (Issue-Based Information System), but goes much further with the addition of extensive support for web publishing, integration with other applications, support for multiple methods, and other advanced functionality. Verizon and other Compendium partners are now collaborating with the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University (UK) who are developing the software further and integrating it with other collaboration technologies. Visit to download software, and browse the extensive library of research papers and case studies.

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