The Government Knowledge and Information Management Network (GKIMN) team oversees and coordinates the implementation of strategies to support the function of knowledge and information management.
The network also provides services and activities to connect people working in knowledge and information in central government and public bodies. It maintains a secure, collaborative working area for the KIM community on the Civil Pages platform.
The objectives of the Government Knowledge and Information Management Network are to:
- help raise the capability and profile of information and knowledge management across government, through support, advice, training, tools and communication
- support the Head of Function and the Knowledge Council in embedding a culture of knowledge and information management across government
- bring together knowledge and information management practitioners to collaborate, share expertise and best practice, and work together to solve cross-government issues
- support the creation of a unified community under a single, shared agenda; ensuring that initiatives are complementary, and that important messages are shared across government, and
- support the professional development of both knowledge and information management practitioners, and ultimately, all civil servants, in order to ensure that government has the capability it needs to work most effectively.
Working with the Knowledge Council
The GKIMN team works with and supports the Knowledge Council to deliver its strategic aims, which are to:
- Improve the way departments manage information as a valuable asset, ensuring it is protected, made accessible where appropriate and used effectively to inform decision-making and to provide citizen focused services
- Build a culture that shares knowledge more effectively and raises capability in the handling of information of all kinds
- Deliver this through developing the professionalism of knowledge and information management both within the Function and for all civil servants, and through supporting governance, processes and technology
Oliver Morley, The Chief Executive of The National Archives, is the Head of Profession for Government KIM and Chair of the Knowledge Council, the formal governing body for the Function.