Category Archives: Knowledge management

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Annotation. 2021

My latest read is Annotation, a great book by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. MIT Press 2021. And here are some of the things I learned: 1. More on Social Annotation: “We can think of an information infrastructure as part … Continue reading

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Annotation interactivity

The ‘stepchild’ annotation has engaged me since long ago.
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Tools vs. practice

Jim McGee wrote a great piece on tools and practices. He argues that the ease of getting started with the first 5% is deceptive. I think it is important that we distinguish between “deep thought and collaborative work”. Tools for these two coincide only for roughly 5%.
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Magic of Zettelkasten

My tool is now able to import from/ export to tools that are inspired by Luhmann’s famous Zettelkasten. The magic of this was that he allowed for arbitrary branching at every point in his hierarchical numbering scheme,
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The “43 KM definitions” as Topicmap Demo

Finally, the promising think tool Deepamehta installs with a doubleclick on a simple XP machine, and so I can at last recommend to try it out.
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Knowledge Roads

A new German book on Methods for the Personal Knowledge Management was published. For me, it does not work. I have the impression that all the analytical dissections and definitions are somehow mincing, or missing, some of the most challenging problems that exist for a knowledge worker. But if you understand German, you should definitely obtain this thought-provoking book.
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Concepts not nodes

In an interesting discussion between G. Siemens and S. Downes, they are addressing “knowledge elements”, concepts, nodes in the network, and entities. I am trying to understand the issues by looking at the “ports” of the network nodes.
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RDF humanized

Resource descriptions are not the adequate approach for supporting human learning and knowledge. But there are also people working on more humanized RDF approaches.
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Meta-data and person to person connections

Meta-data and person to person connections
Another great post by D. Grey, about how meta-data can enhance collections/ content by means of connections/ context.
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Conceptual Data Structures for PKM

What data structures do humans think in? What data types should be supported by a cognitively adequate PKM tool?
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