repositories of knowledge

Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.


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New on 500px : Convent Library (Mafra National Palace) by achiganito by achiganito


The Mafra National Palace has one of the most important Portuguese libraries, with a valuable collection of approximately 36,000 volumes, true repository of knowledge. To highlight some rare works like the collection of incunabula (printed works until 1500) or the famous “Nuremberg Chronicle” (1493), as well as several Bibles or the first encyclopedia (known as Diderot et D’alembert), the illuminated books of hours. XV and still an important core of musical scores of Portuguese and foreign authors, as Marcos Portugal, j. de Sousa, João José Baldi, among others, especially written for the set of six historical organs of the Basilica. To establish the importance of this collection, a Papal Bull granted by Pope Benedict XIV in 1754, in addition to prohibiting, under penalty of excommunication, the deviation or loan of printed or handwritten works without a license from the King of Portugal, grants you permission to include in its collection the forbidden books by the Index.

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Convent Library (Mafra National Palace) by achiganito: The Mafra National Palace has one of the most important Portuguese libraries, with a valuable collection of approximately 36,000 volumes, true repository of knowledge. To highlight some rare works like the collection of incunabula (printed works until 1500) or the famous “Nuremberg Chronicle” (1493), as well as several Bibles or the first encyclopedia (known as Diderot et D'alembert), the illuminated books of hours. XV and still an important core of musical scores of Portuguese and foreign authors, as Marcos Portugal, j. de Sousa, João José Baldi, among others, especially written for the set of six historical organs of the Basilica. To establish the importance of this collection, a Papal Bull granted by Pope Benedict XIV in 1754, in addition to prohibiting, under penalty of excommunication, the deviation or loan of printed or handwritten works without a license from the King of Portugal, grants you permission to include in its collection the forbidden books by the Index.

ourladyclaire asked:

positivity + indxstress

what a spicy meatball. indxstress​ is the longest lasting person that i can even recall following this blog, which is a sure sign that she is clearly a fine wine, as she only increases in…goodness…with time (i don’t drink wine).
she’s every part the knowledgable repository of greek myth and writing that i only pretend to be. and that writing. god damn. meg is my problematic fave. beat down by two millennium’s time serving the dead, but not ready to give up on life just yet. can i just c/p she’s my fave over and over again? 

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i love meg. i love erin. i love.

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Dynamic knowledge repository - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The dynamic knowledge repository (DKR) is a concept developed by Douglas C. Engelbart as a primary strategic focus for allowing humans to address complex problems.[when?] Doug has proposed that a DKR will enable us to develop a collective IQ greater than any individual’s IQ. References and discussion of Engelbart’s DKR concept are available at the Doug Engelbart Institute.[1]

Definition[edit]

A knowledge repository is a computerized system that systematically captures, organizes and categorizes an organization’s knowledge. The repository can be searched and data can be quickly retrieved.

The effective knowledge repositories include factual, conceptual, procedural and meta-cognitive techniques. The key features of knowledge repositories include communication forums.

A knowledge repository can take many forms to “contain” the knowledge it holds. A customer database is a knowledge repository of customer information and insights – or electronic explicit knowledge. A Library is a knowledge repository of books – physical explicit knowledge. A community of experts is a knowledge repository of tacit knowledge or experience. The nature of the repository only changes to contain/manage the type of knowledge it holds. A repository (as opposed to an archive) is designed to get knowledge out. It should therefore have some rules of structure, classification, taxonomy, record management, etc., to facilitate user engagement.

anonymous asked:

Any quest ideas for a sylph of space in the land of archives and frogs?

You are the Sylph of Space, hero of the Land of Archives and Frogs.

Your planet is a giant repository of knowledge from around the Medium (and from different universes as well). There doesn’t seem to be any ‘outdoor’ area, and even your house is going to appear within the vestibule of the main library. But just because there’s no ‘outside’ doesn’t mean there’s no wilderness - whole areas of the archives are infested with dangerous monsters or have fallen into complete disrepair and are waiting to be reclaimed. Here are some examples of the kinds of things stored on LOAAF:

The Apocalypse Vault
You need special permission from your Denizen to access this vault, and in the recorded history of Paradox Space, such an invitation has been extended to only one other player. The Apocalypse Vault contains instructions, maps, and guidebooks for engineering apocalyptic events. 

The Roll of Lost Titles
The Roll of Lost Titles is where your Denizen stores the command and access codes for Classes and Aspects from early iterations of the game that are now defunct and are no longer assigned to players. Some of these proved unstable or incompatible with victory in Sessions and so the only record of them is now kept here.

The Taxonomy of the Divine
This vault contains a list of every Denizen, a description of their nature, and their true name. Knowing a Denizen’s true name doesn’t grant power over them, but it can still be useful information to have. Especially if a character is trying to deal with a Denizen who isn’t their own. Access to this vault is restricted, but not totally impossible to gain.

Here are some things that might happen:

  • A group of alien players invade your Session and break into an archive.
  • You need to go frog hunting in one of the most dangerous archives.
  • While doing research, you discover that whatever is living at the core of one of your friend’s planets is not a Denizen.
  • A group of consorts is caught stealing information for Derse, but when they’re caught they beg you for help.
Essay: Welcome to the Future

by postmodernPrometheus

The replayer technology base, fragmentary though it is, is vast, pulled from thousands of universes, with representatives on almost every level of the Kardashev scale.[1] Thanks to the likes of Prototype Towers, the Library, and other repositories of knowledge, replayers from these universes, and from anyone fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to visit them during pre-session, have a chance to commit millions of years worth of expertise to posterity. With this in mind, and with alchemization technology well understood and ubiquitous throughout replayerdom, we must then wonder why it is that, in our everyday lives, we do not enjoy the fruits of the most advanced civilizations ever to exist. The following will provide a brief overview of what sorts of augmentation technology replayerdom has managed to employ in the betterment of our existence.

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On the state of online forums in Singapore

Do you think that online forums (in SG) are dying? If so, do you think its partly because of the convenience of social media networks, and partly because of the over-commercialization of forums?

The ones that are hanging on seem to be there because of the anonymity provided (think male-oriented forums).

I still like the idea of forums as a repository for discourse and knowledge (searching in FB groups is a pain for example). Apart from that, it distances yourself slightly more than social media networks like Facebook.

I’m thinking of setting up one without the goal of commercialization, but not sure if I’m just wasting my time. How many of you actually still actively use any online forums or bulletin boards?

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Pastoralist Knowledge Hub

Pastoralists produce food in the world’s harshest environments, and pastoral production supports the livelihoods of rural populations on almost half of the world’s land. They have traditionally suffered from poor understanding, marginalization and exclusion from dialogue. Knowledge repository.

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inspired by living-in-headcanon (x) - (with shoutouts to slugette and elidoo)

Aeric Lavellan: Personality

Adjectives - quiet, creative, direct, introverted, strong-willed, passionate

Star Sign: Cancer

Alignment: Neutral Good

ISTJ - The Logistician

  • Honest and direct; insensitive and stubborn
  • Loyal, faithful, and dependable
  • Calm, practical, and logical
  • Quick to blame himself
  • Jack-of-all-trades, repository of knowledge

anonymous asked:

What's a Holocron?

A holocron is like a Jedi library in a box… a repository of knowledge. They were originally created by the Sith although you probably wouldn’t get taught that in a class, it took me a while to ask the right questions and find that out.

I have one, but most of them were taken by the Empire after the fall of the order. 

We’ve been trying to recover them, especially since Ezra came along, he could use some more rounded instruction. And I could use a little help finding things to teach him.

#MadeInMarche furniture: Rattan Bench, Dolcefarniente, Fano

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The brand Dolcefarniente has a history of over 30 years and has its roots in a soil made of alluring design and fine details. It is a repository of knowledge and experience gained over the years as its product, because of its quality and timeless, it is able to dive into the contemporary without being subject to fashion. Two collections of furniture for two different styles and occasions of use, both made by hand. Furniture in wicker, rattan and synthetic resin for demanding clients, who by virtue of craftsmanship can be customized arriving at a definition level tailoring of the furnishings.


Mariano Pallottini’s insight:

A leaf composed of  network of interlaces, a masterpiece of manual workmanship and style


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He broke off because just then the famed edifice came into view: the graceful columns and soaring dome, the porches and courtyards where philosophers had walked and argued. A repository of the knowledge of ages, the Bibliagathon occupied an entire city block, and more. Orma had told me half the books were divided among three additional outbuildings: one for the ancient and frangible, one for extremely obscure texts, and one for new acquisitions and the difficult to categorize.

Ingar hopped on his toes like a little boy; in that moment, I understood him. Here was his Heaven on earth, surely.

My plan to leave Ingar in the library had a significant flaw: I was not immune to the siren call of books myself. I wandered, transfixed by the endless shelves and scroll niches, the colonnaded courtyards and burbling fountains, the scholars passionately scribbling treatises at long wooden tables, the gentle slant of sunlight along the open corridors.

—  Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman
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THE LONG ROOM LIBRARY AT TRINITY COLLEGE -DUBLIN, IRELAND

Built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room at Trinity College’s Old Library holds the collection’s 200,000 oldest books. The enormous collection housed in the long room includes a rare copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic and the 15th-century wooden harp in the library which is the model for the emblem of Ireland. 

The distinctive and beautiful barrel ceiling was added in 1860 to allow space for more works when the existing shelves became full. Marble busts of famous philosophers and writers line the central walkway of the nearly 200-foot-long room, created by sculptor Peter Schemakers beginning in 1743.

Discover more of the historic gems held in this beautiful library at Atlas Obscura…

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OAK BEAMS, NEW COLLEGE OXFORD

Founded in 1379, New College, Oxford is one of the oldest Oxford colleges. It has, like other colleges, a great dining hall with huge oak beams across the top, as large as two feet square, and forty-five feet long each.

A century ago, some busy entomologist went up into the roof of the dining hall with a penknife and poked at the beams and found that they were full of beetles. This was reported to the College Council, which met the news with some dismay, beams this large were now very hard, if not impossible to come by. “Where would they get beams of that caliber?” they worried.

One of the Junior Fellows stuck his neck out and suggested that there might be some worthy oaks on the College lands. These colleges are endowed with pieces of land scattered across the country which are run by a college Forester. They called in the College Forester, who of course had not been near the college itself for some years, and asked him if there were any oaks for possible use.

He pulled his forelock and said, “Well sirs, we was wonderin’ when you’d be askin’.”

Upon further inquiry it was discovered that when the College was founded, a grove of oaks had been planted to replace the beams in the dining hall when they became beetly, because oak beams always become beetly in the end. This plan had been passed down from one Forester to the next for over five hundred years saying “You don’t cut them oaks. Them’s for the College Hall.”

For more details, and other fascinating histories, visit Atlas Obscura.

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Ancient Aboriginal Astronomy -Mount Colah, Australia

It is acknowledged that Australian Aboriginal culture is heavily spiritual and symbolic, but a rock engraving in a national park near Sydney suggests that the indigenous belief system represents a deep knowledge of the sky and the motion of the bodies within it.

Coalsack Dark Nebula (within the Milky Way) is known to the Wardaman Aboriginal people as the head of the ‘Emu In The Sky’. The rest of its body falls to the left, seen as the darkness between the stars.

In the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, near Sydney, is an ancient Aboriginal rock engraving of the Emu In The Sky, oriented in such a way so as to line up with the nebula where it appears in the sky at the time when real-life emus are laying their eggs.

To learn more about ancient aboriginal astronomy, visit atlasobscura.com