Knowledge Partners are vendors and consulting companies connected to the hub, that use their expertise in (a) certain domain(s) to help formulate and maintain Public Library questions.
Each domain has room for a maximum of four Knowledge Partners, preferably a combination of consulting companies and vendors.
With dozens of smart questions per domain stored in the Public Library and a constant flow of new searches containing new questions that, in turn, can be stored in the Public Library as well, keeping everything in order is quite a challenge. To manage these things, often requires expertise in the domain in question. That expertise is not available within the organization behind Outsourcing Hub (our expertise is not so much focused on domains, nor do we provide consultancy services). Therefore it makes sense to involve other experts.