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DIARY: March 9, 2003 07:08 PM Sunday;
John Deneen suggests a class on digital library for collaboration.
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Library Digital Class at Berkeley by Professor Robert Wilensky
2413 - ..
2414 - Summary/Objective
241501 - Follow up ref SDS 42 P95O
241503 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from John responding to a letter, ref DIP 2
241504 - 0001, submitted to the OHS/DKR group yesterday, ref SDS 42 SO6L,
241505 - asking who people are studying to learn Knowledge Management, noted in
241506 - Jack Park's letter, ref DRP 2 0001, sent earlier on 030308,
241507 - ref SDS 42 P95O, and in light of the evidence showing that studying
241508 - RDF, Topic Maps and so forth have not yielded a workable system.
241510 - ..
241511 - John says today....
241513 - 1. Prof. Robert Wilensky, at UC Berkeley teachs a class in
241514 - Digital Library Resources as a Basis for Collaborative Work
241515 - Here is an overview of the current project and a Clustering
241516 - demo relative to the important history of "The Fine Arts"
241517 - Kobus's official demo (in PowerPoint), including more details
241518 - about the capabilities of the Multivalent Doument Browser:
241520 - ..
241521 - RESIDU
241522 - Multivalent
241523 - Robust Hyperlinks
241524 - Robust Locations
241525 - CQF
241526 - clustering
241527 - shape
241529 - ..
241530 - 2. Afer your review and analysis of the above links, may be there
241531 - is an interest to audit and/or register for the class for
241532 - "sharing the bootstrap" after analyzing, evaluating and
241533 - comparing with SDS technology?
241535 - ..
241536 - Submitted ref DIT 1 0001 to the OHS/DKR group responding to John's
241537 - letter, per above, ref SDS 0 UL4O, and saying....
241539 - 1. Thanks for the pointer to Bob Wilensky's important work at
241540 - UCB, shown in your letter today.
241542 - 2. I have done a fair amount of review and analysis already,
241543 - which resulted in SDS. ref DIT 1 QV6H For example, on 890523
241544 - issues on flexible structure were reviewed. ref SDS 1 P13O
241546 - ..
241547 - 3. On 900303 connectionist theory in cognitive science was
241548 - reviewed, ref DIT 1 SW7F, in relation to building knowledge
241549 - through "stories." ref SDS 4 3016
241551 - ..
241552 - 4. On 900319 reviewed cognitive science in relation to the role
241553 - of time, ref DIT 1 RY7M, in understanding human memory and the
241554 - process of constructing causation. ref SDS 5 1323
241556 - ..
241557 - 5. Won't list it all, but there is a considerable body of
241558 - research that underlies the design of SDS, which is summarized
241559 - in POIMS, NWO, etc. SDS enables pulling this research into a
241560 - coherent report in about 10 seconds covering some 15 years.
241561 - SDS enables assembling several hundred primary views and
241562 - thousands of subsidiary views that place research in useful
241563 - contexts. From what I can see of the main headings in your
241564 - letter, Bob's class on library management addresses this
241565 - objective. ref DIT 1 618K
241567 - ..
241568 - 6. On 001130 Jack Park wrote a letter to the group saying roughly
241569 - that SDS has the right structure for knowledge, ref DIT 1
241570 - U29K, and the interface that makes the structure useful for
241571 - people. ref SDS 21 NQ43
241573 - ..
241574 - 7. So far as I know, there is nothing else available that does
241575 - this. Jack has done a lot of research, and he has not
241576 - mentioned anything else. ref DIT 1 W44M
241578 - ..
241579 - 8. Apart from Jack's generous comments, there is a body of SDS
241580 - records demonstrating that SDS enables a routine intelligence
241581 - process for converting information into knowledge, explained
241582 - in POIMS. ref DIT 1 T55H Under Drucker's criteria in his
241583 - article on 991025, "routinizing" the application of cognitive
241584 - science through technology, like SDS does, is a useful
241585 - solution. ref SDS 7 0785
241587 - ..
241588 - 9. As you and Eric Armstrong point out, SDS takes more than 20
241589 - minutes to learn, ref DIT 1 T76I, which is understandably
241590 - discouraging, as reported on 890809. ref SDS 2 5U6K
241592 - ..
241593 - 10. People have difficulty moving from IT to a new way of working
241594 - with SDS that integrates a whole range of tasks, because, in
241595 - the beginning, ref DIT 1 743F, transformation seems
241596 - overwhelming, also noted on 890809, ref SDS 3 6162, but is
241597 - none-the-less essential to augment intelligence for saving
241598 - time and money and lives. Bill Gates seems to agree, pointing
241599 - out on 011108 that Microsoft is working on integration so that
241600 - people can use more than 5% of the commands he has come up
241601 - with over the past 20 years, which studies indicate is about
241602 - what most people are using now. ref SDS 39 EFBE
241604 - ..
241605 - 11. In any case, this is a side issue relative to your suggestion
241606 - for me to look at some links. Since I am a proponent of links
241607 - and crashed on opening links in your letter today, there is a
241608 - burden to attempt an explanation that reconciles the disparity
241609 - between offering links and not opening other folks links.
241610 - ref DIT 1 OE4K
241612 - ..
241613 - 12. First, I clicked on a couple of links in your letter, maybe
241614 - all of them. These turned out to be more Powerpoint
241615 - presentations. Limitations of Powerpoint for doing knowledge
241616 - work were explained in a letter several days ago. ref DIT 1
241617 - LG5H At that time, despite limitations, I bit the bullet and
241618 - spent a couple of three hours or so analyzing the material you
241619 - cited on MyLiftBits, as reported in the record yesterday.
241620 - ref SDS 42 NO5S The only reason I did that was to demonstrate
241621 - what "analysis" means. Some months ago Jack suggested using
241622 - "constructivist" methods, rather than hammer away trying to be
241623 - instructivist. ref SDS 37 RN8L
241627 - ..
241628 - Analysis Demonstrated Methodology
241630 - 13. I thought possibly demonstrating how to do "analysis" by
241631 - taking specific language in source material and placing it the
241632 - context of objectives, requirements and commitments, and then
241633 - listing out relevant experience and commenting on
241634 - correlations, implications and nuance, as shown by the few
241635 - examples listed above, that this effort would be less
241636 - instructivist and get closer to Jack's suggestion. ref DIT 1
241637 - 6A7F
241639 - ..
241640 - 14. The question of whether to invest time for anything always
241641 - entails a cost benefit consideration. Where people are just
241642 - learning because nothing that has been tried so far has
241643 - worked, indicated by Jack's letter yesterday, ref SDS 42 P95O,
241644 - Bob's class might be useful. ref DIT 1 4C7O
241646 - ..
241647 - There is a different calculus where there is a system in
241648 - place. In this latter case, the core issue with respect to
241649 - investing time for reviewing Bob's work at Cal is whether
241650 - there is available work product demonstrating that anything he
241651 - may present can advance the work already performed. This
241652 - places a threshold burden on people recommending new material
241653 - to show relevance and potential for improvement. ref DIT 1
241654 - QD8N
241656 - ..
241657 - An example is the USACE report that SDS implements Com Metrics
241658 - that saves time and money at the rate of 10:1, which lines up
241659 - pretty well with the general concept that knowledge is more
241660 - powerful than information. ref DRP 1 0001 Your letter today
241661 - would excite interest, if it said that something in Bob's
241662 - class can reasonably be expected to increase the return to
241663 - 12:1 or 15:1, etc. ref DIT 1 LE9N
241665 - ..
241666 - Another issue that would be attractive is that Bob's class
241667 - will help people grasp the power of deferred rewards, or
241668 - overcome fear of accountability, or laziness, which Jack cited
241669 - on 010908 as restraining transition to a new way of working.
241670 - ref SDS 24 0001 If there is evidence that Bob knows anything
241671 - about these big ticket issues, then that should be presented
241672 - to support investing time for me to make the review you are
241673 - proposing, ref DIT 1 EG4O
241675 - ..
241676 - 15. This is nothing new. Recall that Eric Armstrong raised this
241677 - issue on 011003. ref SDS 28 EC5N At that time, Eric requested
241678 - guidance on when to go off and invest time clicking on a link
241679 - to something or other. ref DIT 1 WH6G One criteria proposed
241680 - is demonstrating some preliminary alignment with objectives,
241681 - requirements and commitments. Another criteria is analysis
241682 - showing that people can save time and money and lives by
241683 - implementation to replace or supplement whatever is being done
241684 - currently. ref SDS 28 M16F
241687 - ..
241688 - Gift of Time and Power of Knowledge
241690 - 16. These criteria suggest focusing research on things that have a
241691 - demonstrated track record, under the general rule to: study
241692 - what works. ref DIT 1 QL3J Recall Jack raised this idea on
241693 - 000504, and worried that for some reason there is reluctance
241694 - to make that study. ref SDS 13 XD5M This leads to the
241695 - proposition that transformation from information to a culture
241696 - of knowledge begins with study and ultimately requires
241697 - opportunity to gain experience using a new way of working that
241698 - integrates the gift of time with the power of knowledge.