Why does man seek to collect and organize knowledge and information?
Is the “superabundance of information devaluing knowledge“, as this article suggests? Are we, in fact, addicted to “Info Lite”?
****Please read the linked article, as we will be discussing in a Socratic circle/Fishbowl Twitter extravaganza.
What is the “DEEPER WEB?” The article above mentions this, but what exactly is it? The Deep Web/Net or “Invisible Web” accesses places where generic search engines such as Google do not. For example, library databases that require passwords.
The phrase was coined by Mike Bergman, founder of BrightPlanet, and you can read about it HERE
If you want to “search like a god” in Google, this post could help with tips
To decipher all those domain extensions, and/or seek out different perspectives (very important in TOK!), check out his post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains Read about advanced searching in Google using country domains HERE
Perhaps the most famous attempt at cataloguing the world’s knowledge was the doomed Library of Alexandria (in Egypt).
The Library in Crisis: What is the future of libraries, librarians, and books in the digital age?
In our digital age, what is the changing role of librarians? Of libraries? Of research? How is technology a catalyst for change?
What do you think of the WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY?
Some cool Library Designs (seeing that we need to rethink the physical space and purpose)
What about Diderot’s Encylopedie (during the 18th century Enlightenment?)
What about an Encyclopedia of Life? E.O Wilson won the TED Prize in 2008 and through his efforts EOLv2 was created: see the article HERE
The goal? Simply “Global access to knowledge about life on Earth” in order to “increase awareness and understanding of living nature”
“It is said that when an elder dies, a library is burned“. Hawaiian anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey shares her TED talk about curating humanity’s knowledge through oral stories and lore.
WHO OWNS INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE? Should it be protected by copyright as intellectual property? See the VIDEO HERE