Knowledge Sharing and Innovation
MAS Information Resource Centre Official Opening
In our continuous efforts to foster greater innovation and knowledge
sharing in MAS, we introduced MASPedia, an online encyclopedia for
staff to enhance their professional knowledge of specialised topics
important to MAS' functions. Modelled after the Internet encyclopedia,
Wikipedia, the MASPedia is a wiki platform that enables all staff to
contribute and collaboratively build a knowledge base.
We also enhanced our online platforms for sharing ideas and articles
through blogs, forums and opinion polls. This has generated greater
exchange of ideas and views among our staff.
The MAS Information Resource Centre (IRC) was re-located to the
ground floor of the MAS building after undergoing major renovation in
2007. Despite a net reduction in floor and shelf space, the new library
is designed to maximise staff interaction space through creative use
of functional areas. The aim is to create a conducive and relaxed
environment to facilitate information sharing, stimulate ideas and
encourage knowledge exchange among MAS staff.
In conjunction with the official opening of its new premises on 24
January 2008 by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Managing Director, MAS, the
Reflections@MAS inaugural talk series was held at the ground-floor
lounge area. The guest speaker, Paul Romer, who was visiting MAS
under the MAS Eminent Scholar Programme, engaged the audience
on The Value of Economic Analysis. Romer shared key insights on
the importance of creating and disseminating knowledge in sustaining
long-term growth. The IRC plans to organise more seminars on a
regular basis to promote learning and dialogue.