IssueLab's Leadership

lisa-brooks_tilemediumLisa Brooks
Director of Knowledge Management Systems
lmb@foundationcenter.org

Applying new ideas and technologies to existing knowledge management infrastructures and methods, Lisa Brooks designs and implements systems that help social sector organizations easily and broadly share their knowledge. She co-directs Issuelab, a unique and ambitious open access knowledge sharing platform. Lisa also works with organizations to help them understand and adopt open publishing practices. She received a B.A in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in library and information sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



gabriela-fitz_tilemediumGabriela Fitz
Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives
gvf@foundationcenter.org
By taking existing knowledge and creating new ways to access and understand it, Gabriela Fitz helps foundations and nonprofits to make more informed decisions and learn from each other’s work. She co-directs IssueLab, an open access knowledge sharing platform, using the platform to undergird a number of successful data-rich projects such as knowledge syntheses, literature reviews, and interactive learning tools. She also writes, presents, and hosts discussions that explore open knowledge concepts and practices. Gabriela received a B.A. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in organizational sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


ISSUELAB’s DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Share your knowledge through IssueLab and it automatically becomes part of the collective intelligence of the social sector.

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE GUIDANCE

We help organizations adopt practices that make sharing knowledge the “default” rather than something we reserve for only select works.

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KNOWLEDGE CENTER SERVICE

The Service enables anyone to easily create a digital repository by repurposing IssueLab’s platform, technology and — if desired — content.

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Our special collections are topical deep-dives that supply an intriguing interdisciplinary peek at an issue, a current event, a strategy.

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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API)

Our API makes it easy for anyone to access metadata and graphic content and use it in their own websites and applications at no cost.

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OPEN ARCHIVES INITIATIVE DATA PROVIDER

Our interoperable data provider uses tried and true technology to share data across systems. It’s an integral part of our distribution network.

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DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIERS (DOIs)

DOIs are IssueLab’s way of making social sector knowledge perpetually discoverable. Anyone with qualifying content can get a free social sector DOI.

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