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.