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Within each Community of Practice (CoP) is a library containing units of knowledge. These are known as Knowledge Packets(K-PACs). Each individual K-PAC is created as a record of some type of information or know-how. K-PACs are used collectively to efficiently capture, share, reuse, and supply knowledge.
There are two different ways that users can format a K-PAC. The Basic K-PAC is used to record various information surrounding a subject; such as a description, functional logic, and images. A Method K-PAC, on the other hand, is generally used to depict a method or process. This format is similar to a flow-chart.
Example of a Method K-PAC
K-PACs include optional criteria called Extended Elements that help users find and organize their knowledge. Extended Elements (EEs) are metadata attached to a K-PAC and is used to classify the knowledge. You can then use the EEs in the K-PAC Search by Filter screen to find all of the K-PACs that contain like criteria.
Example of Extended Elements within a K-PAC
Create New K-PAC: K-PAC Library (Bottom left panel) → K-PAC Create/Modify (Top left panel) → Create New
Create New EE: Administration Panel → Community of Practice (CoP) Admin → K-PAC Elements, Templates and Types → Add K-PAC Extended Element