Researching on how to optimize my Knowledge System I found it quite confusing that all these terms are used interchangeably as the category name. Even I understand there are subtle differences in what each concept might mean, the actual fact is that almost everyone is using all these different names for describing the exact same thing: Basically building our own custom Wikipedia running on some bi-directional linking app
PKM - Personal Knowledge Management
KMS - Knowledge Management System
KOS - Knowledge Organization Systems
SKOS - Simple Knowledge Organization System
PKS - Personal Knowledge System
ZKM - Zettelkasten Knowledge Management
Ok, maybe the last one (ZK) might be a real different thing because it has a specific scope and its own rules, so I don’t include it. But for all the others, I think it should be condensed into one single term and acronym that we all understand and facilitates internet searches around the topic.
So, please, can we just set to agree on the best term and use that from now on whenever we write about this?
- PKM: Personal Knowledge Management
- KMS: Knowledge Management System
- KOS: Knowledge Organization Systems
- SKOS: Simple Knowledge Organization System
- PKS: Personal Knowledge System