I’ve just heard that I’ve made the shortlist for an award for ‘Innovation in Knowledge Management’ at the Online Information Awards. The award is for the IDeA Community of Practice collaborative workspace. As with all these things, there’s a team of capable individuals involved, and my special thanks go to Andrew Milne (IDeA)for turning the vision into reality, Michael Norton (IDeA) for bringing CoP’s alive, and the people at Conseq who developed the site. Sorry if this sounds like an award acceptance speach, I realise we haven’t actually won anything yet! However, it’s good to be recognised for worthwhile achievements. The IDeA are expecting big things from their new ‘knowledge connections’ srategy for local government.