This paper explores the potential for increasing the dissemination of knowledge in a global, extra-organisational community of practice -- the Information Systems academic community. The paper begins by defining the IS academic community as an extra-organisational community of practice, individuals linked by what they do rather than for whom they work. Second, incentives for knowledge sharing are examined and peer recognition is identified as a key incentive. Third, IS academics are characterised as shared work practitioners and implications for distributing knowledge in the community are suggested The article concludes with a brief proposal for ISNet, a knowledge dissemination system for the global IS academic community.