Libraries, Encyclopedias, and Gutenberg 2.0

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

Here are 10 Search Engines to Explore the Deeper Web

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).

 

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The HISTORY of Libraries in general

 

The Library in Crisis: What is the future of libraries, librarians, and books in the digital age?

Read about Disruptive Change at Harvard’s Library

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In our digital age, what is the changing role of librarians? Of libraries? Of research? How is technology a catalyst for change?

Rethinking Libraries in a Digital Age

What do you think of the WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY?


 

What a future library might be…

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Some cool Library Designs (seeing that we need to rethink the physical space and purpose)

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Digital Preservation: An Unsolved Problem

What is Project Gutenberg?

The Death of Print?

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What about Diderot’s Encylopedie (during the 18th century Enlightenment?)

Read about the Collaborative Digitization Project at the University of Michigan

 

 

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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

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The goal? Simply “Global access to knowledge about life on Earth” in order to “increase awareness and understanding of living nature”

Explore EOL.org HERE

 

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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.

Check out UNESCO’s Database for Indigenous Knowledge

WHO OWNS INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE? Should it be protected by copyright as intellectual property? See the VIDEO HERE

 

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