[Community] Knowledge Management & Library Science
jpotvin at xalgorithms.org
Fri Nov 5 15:40:42 CET 2021
RE: "much to unpack here"
Ya, that me! :-P
Executive Director, Xalgorithms Foundation
jpotvin at xalgorithms.org
On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 10:27 AM Craig A. Atkinson <
craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com> wrote:
> Thank you Joseph, much to unpack here!
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:24 Joseph Potvin <jpotvin at xalgorithms.org>
>> [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*
>>> *E-mail: craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com <craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com>*
>>> *Twitter: @craigaatkinson <http://www.twitter.com/craigaatkinson>*
>>> *LinkedIn: craigatkinson.com <http://craigatkinson.com>*
> *Craig A. Atkinson, CITP, GTP*
> *Founder and Director, International Trade and Development
> ConsultingLEXMERCA INTERNATIONAL TRADE*
> *E-mail: craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com <craig.atkinson at lexmerca.com>*
> *Twitter: @craigaatkinson <http://www.twitter.com/craigaatkinson>*
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