Information Management & Data Curation

Data Curation is Key in our world overloaded with unprecedented Data creation.

unstructured   Digital Information created

How to make sense, sort and organize all these data? This is strategic for all in the wired Knowledge society.

This has been well studied and documented by information scientists and specialist for the realization of complex systems. It can be extended to most information systems, platform and collaboration ecosystem : Open data Curation, Big data visualization, Creative commons, massive scale collaboration , collective problem solving….

Data Curation – Linked data – Knowledge Management

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Data need to be contextualized and understood to be linked an curated optimally.

Step by step approach: the different stage of Data Curation Explained, inpired by Maslow’s Pyramid of Human needs

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Maslow’s pyramid of Human needs Can Be applied to data Curation , to generate virtuous spiral of data curation,( content creation, data linkng, data contextualization,  data Visualization Interaction,decision making leading to action)

Just Like Maslow Explained that needs need to be fulfilled step by step, Data Curation much follow such step to ensure Value Creation , in a Virtuous Circle. in 3 Stages:

Stage 1 :   RAW Data Curation (objective/scientific/material criterias)

Create, Collect verify a data (is a true data? Does it Exist? is is an accurate Data? is It Consistent data?

the Data then curated once becomes an information , that can be stored, dat stamped , archived


 Stage 2:   Contextualization/ qualification (Subjectivisation):

What does it mean? is it important information? is it relevant? what context does it belongs to? Important or useless Information? What does it refer, relate to?  Once curated the Information can start to be linked, exchanged…

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Stage 3 :  Linking, exchange, visualization . Decision making Inter-action, change: : Information becomes Knowledge, idea creation

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The importance of the Feedback Loop come into place  In a complex system of Interaction. (see the work of  Joel de Rosnay, the Macroscpe 1979)

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Virtuous spiral

Once these principles are implemented , controlled in a open collaborative way  the P2P and block chain seems perfect for that purpose) then many ecosystems with specific purpose of Goals can be created, collective problem solving can be implemented ….BIG data predictive analytic…

collective Intelligence

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This can lead to the emergence of crowd collaboration and rapid raise of collective consciousness!

Positive trends & Opportunities / Risks & threats in aconnected world of Information Age

In today’s world of Information, many disruptive changes are taking place, at incredible pace: they are Game changers, creating new paradigm shift

Positive trends – opportunities:

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– Open source information disclosure and sharing is possible

– Collaborative economy, Creative commons: emergence of a Netizens class worldwide

– Massive scale online collaboration for Common good

– Information Viral diffusion : the world is flat, timeless information  diffusion worldwide

– Censorship become almost impossible in a fluid information society (but Propaganda remains)

– Wired world empowers Netizens who can unite for positive actions (once they realize it)

– P2P disruptions allow dis-intermediation accross all secors, gloabally

– In the knowledge Economy, Information curation has no limit (intangible assets creation is limitless)

– Collective utopic evolution is possible, in a collaborative world common good is stronger than selfish behavior

– We have the tool for collective evolution and spiritual enlightenment, Act for common good

– Dictators and tyrants are losing grip to divide , scare masses in a connected world

– Knowledge and information can be stored and shared like never before globally at fractional cost

– Collaboration become a winning force versus Selfish behavior (sharing resources empowers Netizens collectivelly)

– many collective and massive scale online collaboration programs become possible, we just need to think BIG

– Scallability is cheaper in the new Zero marginal cost society

Risks, challenges and Threat:

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– Innovation and change pace make it even more complex to understand/reflect analyse

– Information overload increase the risk of confusion, propaganda, disinformation, lies….

– Mankind has never seen so fast and disruptive changes taking place: Independent thinking & big picture vision is complex

– Collaboration and collective evolution is threatened by Big Brother watching us, Voluntary Disinformation rewriting history

– Distinguishing facts from fiction, truth from Lies/propaganda becomes complicated

– State spying , disinformation becomes increasingly organized

– reality and fiction become increasingly difficult to separate/ recognize

– right for data privacy, information self disclosure are at risks

– Conservation , authentication of Numeric information is a challenge for the posterity

– World changing so quick that world wisdom and understanding may be lagging

– State and ruling power losing grip on existing power creates new danger: if Collective evolution is not shared gloablly

Semantic analysis and correspondance / info curation brain storming

Good vibes = good communication, inter-action, information exchange

Balanced interaction = Healthy and harmonious, prettyshapes,  sustainable eco-system, give and take, optimum synergetic information ranking

Best information inter-action system: Systemic analysis and info curation on qualitative norms.

Uncurated information = raw material with little or no value = Chaotic, unsorted and messy

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Qualititative information curation = Value added info, qualitatively enhanced, verified quantified  sorting of information

qualittative ranking criteria, optimisation of synergies…

Web search engine of the past = near 0 Curation criteria, SEO tools disturb healthy curation

Future engine = Information sorting, ranking, and qualifying by open collaborative communities

Data Mining = Collecting mainly useless low quality information, as unsorted

Collective Gold Mining= Sorting, ranking, analysis with human quantitative and collaborative criteria