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"As long as the centuries continue to unfold, the number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes. When that time comes, a project, until then neglected because the need for it was not felt, will have to be undertaken."
The Present Information Overload

"As long as the centuries continue to unfold, the number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes. When that time comes, a project, until then neglected because the need for it was not felt, will have to be undertaken.

"If you will reflect on the state of literary production in those ages before the introduction of printing, you will form a mental picture of a small number of gifted men who are occupied with composing manuscripts and a very numerous body of workmen who are busy transcribing them. If you look ahead to a future age, and consider the state of literature after the printing press, which never rests, has filled huge buildings with books, you will find again a twofold division of labor. Some will not do very much reading, but will instead devote themselves to investigations which will be new, or which they will believe to be new (for if we are even now ignorant of a part of what is contained in so many volumes published in all sorts of languages, they will know still less of what is contained in those same books, augmented as they will be by a hundred—a thousand—times as many more). The others, day laborers incapable of producing anything of their own, will be busy night and day leafing through these books, taking out of them fragments they consider worthy of being collected and preserved. Has not this prediction already begun to be fulfilled? And are not several of our literary men already engaged in reducing all big books to little ones, among which there are still to be found many that are superfluous. Let us assume that their extracts have been competently made, and that these have been arranged in alphabetical order and published in an orderly series of volumes by men of intelligence—you have an encyclopedia!

"Thus we have now undertaken, in the interests of learning and for the sake of the human race, a task to which our grandsons would have had to devote themselves; but we have done so under more favorable circumstances, before a superabundance of books should have accumulated to make its execution extremely laborious"


Well, present as of 1755: Denis Diderot, the Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société‚ de gens de lettres.

http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=2877

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"The findings point to several ways in which libraries increased community resilience and helped disaster recovery. Public libraries provided the only information access to the outside world, a meeting and working space for locals and relief organizations, a repository for local information, and a place for telling and collecting people’s disaster narratives. A few papers on the efforts of libraries during disasters (e.g., Jaeger, Langa, McClure, & Bertot, 2006; Vårheim, 2015), while not using a community resilience framework, found that libraries were among the few organizations that actually worked in the recovery processes, thus demonstrating the community resilience potential of libraries."


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"Although it is obvious that poverty reduction is
not an end goal of the Costa Rican PES program,
its socioeconomic effects have been explored by
recent studies (Robalino et al. 2014, 37 Robalino et
al. 2013). General conclusions show that the scheme
has been successful in improving the gender balance
among participants in the PES program (see Figure
9 for details). However, the program is yet to make a
substantial impact on poverty rate. In the meantime,
some interesting trends of geographical differences
have been detected. For instance, poverty rate
decreases in places where the deforestation threat is
lower and, thus, land-use decisions are less affected by
the PES program. On the contrary, the rate of poverty increases in places where the opportunity cost of
the land is high (i.e. where forest would have been
deforested in the absence of the PES program)."

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"This article reviews (1) the concept of resilience in relation to climate change and vulnerability; and (2) emerging perspectives on community-level impacts of climate change, resilience dimensions, and community capitals. It argues that overall resilience of a place-based community is located at the intersection of the community’s resilience dimensions, community capitals, and the level of climate disruptions."

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