[Community] Knowledge Management & Library Science
Craig A. Atkinson
craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com
Fri Nov 5 15:27:26 CET 2021
Thank you Joseph, much to unpack here!
On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:24 Joseph Potvin <jpotvin at xalgorithms.org> wrote:
> [Adding Nicolas to this thread because it overlaps with a conversation
> currently have underway relating IoR, DWDS and the Chilean Library of
> Congress. ...actually we ought to to have this conversation through the
> community list https://lists.xalgorithms.org/mailman/listinfo so I have
> also c.c.'d community at lists.xalgorithms.org ]
> RE: "How could we approach Knowledge Management within Xalgorithms?"
> Craig, Here is my suggested framing of the relevant "intellectual capital"
> management elements in this this domain, which which I prepared in 2013
> under contract with Ericsson, and which then became part of the curriculum
> for Open Source Initiative's manager resources:
> I prefer the phrase "intellectual capital" management in order to link
> pragmatically with a significant body of guidelines and formal standards in
> the financial accounting realm.
> The term "knowledge" means many things, so in the dissertation I listed
> the following distinctions:
> • data ≡ semantic signal acquisition
> • information ≡ data acquisition + contextual comprehension
> • knowledge ≡ information acquisition + actionable purpose
> • intelligence ≡ knowledge acquisition + complex inductive reasoning
> • wisdom ≡ intelligence acquisition + social/psychological motivation
> Initially it will sound impolite for me to say the next thing I'll put
> forward, but it is meant respectfully. My sense is that the KM field really
> ought to be called Ignorance Management. Here is my overview on "The
> Methodological Significance of Uncertainty
> which is also part of the Open Source Initiative / Ericsson syllabus I
> prepared some years ago. This piece I originally prepared as an annex to my
> document for The World Bank in 1992 while I was studying information
> thermodynamics at Waterloo (Systems Design Engineering). In there, you will
> find reference to work by Edwin Jaynes. Here's a snippet: " 'complete
> initial ignorance' is the natural and inevitable starting point from which
> to measure our positive knowledge; just as zero is the natural and
> inevitable starting point when we add a column of numbers." Jayne's
> article is attached.
> In the dissertation, and in the core functional design elements of DWDS,
> these considerations lead me to sidestep "Artificial intelligence (AI)" in
> favor of Artificial Naïvety (A∅ ...*'eh-nought'* ).
> RE: "Since I've been mapping "rules that are the possible subject of
> encoding" and "enabling frameworks for computational systems", it has
> dawned on me that Library Science may play a massive role in RuleMaker meta
> data and the birth of an IoR in general"
> Well, RuleReserve is exactly that: a digital library. (So I also c.c.'d
> Don, who might have a thot on this.)
> In general, I find it more fun to consider all the things we don't know!
> Joseph Potvin
> Executive Director, Xalgorithms Foundation
> Mobile: 819-593-5983
> jpotvin at xalgorithms.org
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Jacob Kelter <jacobkelter at u.northwestern.edu>
> Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 9:34 AM
> Subject: Re: Two Proposals to Ripple, one really large, the other moderate
> in size.
> Well done on the submissions!
> I am interested in the knowledge management question as well. It seems to
> me the knowledge management question within Xalgorithms is distinct from
> the one regarding RuleMaker and IoR. For an organization, the social
> structures are just as important, if not more important, than methods of
> storing and organizing written information (I read this book on
> communities of practice
> <https://www.google.com/books/edition/Cultivating_Communities_of_Practice/m1xZuNq9RygC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=wenger+communities+of+practice&printsec=frontcover> a
> while back which made this point). For knowledge pertaining to RuleMaker
> and IoR, I would also be keen on learning more about Library Science.
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 12:34 AM Craig A. Atkinson <
> craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com> wrote:
>> Congrats, Joseph! Very impressive.
>> A point of discussion: How could we approach Knowledge Management within
>> Xalgorithms? Redmine captures a lot and so does GitLab, but neither
>> reflects KM practices per se?
>> Calvin and I have talked about libraries in different capacities. Look
>> for an invite from Nicolás RE a meeting next week with the Chilean Library
>> of Congress.
>> Since I've been mapping "rules that are the possible subject of encoding"
>> and "enabling frameworks for computational systems", it has dawned on me
>> that Library Science may play a massive role in RuleMaker meta data and
>> the birth of an IoR in general.
>> *Craig A. Atkinson, CITP, GTP*
>> *Founder and Director, International Trade and Development
>> ConsultingLEXMERCA INTERNATIONAL TRADE*
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*Craig A. Atkinson, CITP, GTP*
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