Vol. 1 no. 1
Section 1 Purpose:
This is an electronic journal dedicated to pu blishing articles on the gathering, storing and dissemination of knowledge.Topics covered include how knowledge is used in the entire human endeavor from early childhood education to the most sophisticated organizational use.This journal covers how knowledge can improve our lives.Articles will include studies and expository works on the ideas, people and institutions that make the gathering, storing and teaching of information and knowledge important for our world.
In an article, A Scholar Journal Publishing in the 21st Century,@ by Benjamin E. Hermalin in the periodical, Syllabus (September 2000). The author is a professor of banking and finance at the University of California in Berkeley and the co-founder of BEPress, a publisher of electronic journals. The article talks about the advantages of publishing on-line. Among the savings are the cost of paper and distribution. The time from the completion of the article to the publication is reduced so that the public obtains an advantage from the study much faster.
I have always wanted to publish a journal so that I could nurture some of the ideas that I never have the time to study for myself. This journal is the result. I have several ideas that I would like to learn more about and help spread the word.
1>Knowledge. Knowledge is the information that we input into our brains and according to psychologist, Roger Brown Aclicks.@ Knowledge is brainpower. How do we develop personal and organizational knowledge? How do we use it in our organizations and daily lives? We are bombarded with information from TV and print, but what Aclicks@ as knowledge?
What is the role of anecdotal evidence or storytelling in the development of organizational knowledge?
2> Education. We have an intellectually gifted son. I would like to publish articles about gifted education. What is the community doing to help special children who have a hard time fitting into traditional educational setting? What people are studying gifted children and what can they share with us. How do teachers feel when they have a student who has an I.Q. over 180 and scores in the 99% on standardized tests, but canít seem to remember to do his school or home work? How does education relate to knowledge and wisdom? How does wisdom develop in children and adults? What is the difference between education and training?
3> Libraries. Libraries are the storehouses of the frozen knowledge of the authors. How do we use libraries? How can libraries better serve the educational and knowledge needs of the community?
I invite you to send articles on the above topics.If you can not write an article, send ideas concerning articles that you would like to read or know more about. I would also like someone to volunteer to be an assistant editor or member of an editorial board.
At the present time no payments are made to the author or subscription fees required. I do invite individual and libraries to subscribe so that I can send you a notice of future issues. New issues will be published when I have enough articles. I am hoping for 3-4 issues per year.