Cutting the trees of knowledge: social software, information architecture and their epistemic consequences  Michael Schilt...
<ul><li>Niklas Luhmann: “man is not able to communicate,only communication is able to communicate” </li></ul>
Printing press & the digital age <ul><li>The printing press: one direction, high economic cost </li></ul><ul><li>The digit...
The cry of open access <ul><li>Scholarly communication crisis </li></ul><ul><li>No price barriers( free as in free beer) <...
Social software   <ul><li>The characteristics of social software  </li></ul><ul><li>It integrates various aspects of group...
Downloadable beliefs <ul><li>“ Metabeliefs”  : one knows that something is  known and accessible.  </li></ul>
Cutting the trees of knowledge  <ul><li>Not only how we know is changing, but also what is known is changing </li></ul><ul...
Cutting the trees of knowledge <ul><li>The example of classification system in library  </li></ul><ul><li>Linear order  </...
The Classification in Digital age <ul><li>Tagging (metadata) </li></ul><ul><li>Tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term a...
Discussion  <ul><li>How should we classify and manage knowledge, information and data on the  semantic web?  </li></ul><ul...
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Cutting The Trees Of Knowledge

  1. 1. Cutting the trees of knowledge: social software, information architecture and their epistemic consequences Michael Schiltz, Frederik Truyen and Hans Coppens
  2. 2. <ul><li>Niklas Luhmann: “man is not able to communicate,only communication is able to communicate” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Printing press & the digital age <ul><li>The printing press: one direction, high economic cost </li></ul><ul><li>The digital media: interactive communication,low economic cost </li></ul>
  4. 4. The cry of open access <ul><li>Scholarly communication crisis </li></ul><ul><li>No price barriers( free as in free beer) </li></ul><ul><li>No permission barriers( free as in free speech ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social software <ul><li>The characteristics of social software </li></ul><ul><li>It integrates various aspects of group interaction </li></ul><ul><li>It’s simple to use. No technical barrier </li></ul><ul><li>It allows groups to self-organize </li></ul>
  6. 6. Downloadable beliefs <ul><li>“ Metabeliefs” : one knows that something is known and accessible. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cutting the trees of knowledge <ul><li>Not only how we know is changing, but also what is known is changing </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of the digital revolution: a new way for arrangements of data and information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cutting the trees of knowledge <ul><li>The example of classification system in library </li></ul><ul><li>Linear order </li></ul><ul><li>Two-dimensional hierarchical structure </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Classification in Digital age <ul><li>Tagging (metadata) </li></ul><ul><li>Tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Discussion <ul><li>How should we classify and manage knowledge, information and data on the semantic web? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need the classification tools, such us tag or something like that on semantic web. </li></ul>

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