[Springboard] PROCESS WITHIN THE VALUES FOR THE ARCHIVES
jfwiegel at yahoo.com
Sun May 24 12:09:53 EDT 2009
Bill, just "listening" to you, seeing your red hair, smile, Suzanne's smile (better), I get so consumed with raw delight, it is hard to focus on the content of what you are saying -- had the same problem at 5 am collegiums, but it was not delight so much that distracted me.
This is TREMENDOUS. We could end up with a sort of ICA-pedia -- but also including real people.
It sounds as though you have come upon a marvellous opportunity!! And, in Oklahoma City. There has always been something special (in my imagination) about Oklahoma and the work of the Institutes -- galaxy churches, large RS-1's, Indiahoma, that great house, Oklahoma 100 the first town meeting campaign. Not sure if you know this, the state youth commission facilitated full ToP strategic planning sessions in every county of the state.
I had dinner with Terry Bergdall and Jim Troxel a month or so ago and got them talking about their initial contact with the Institute while in high school and college.
Anyway, all the past. Thunderbird, here in Arizona, one of the top international business schools in the world, also works to commit their students to a sustainable future through projects and commitments. We have worked with people in Yavapai county (north of here) on Community Forums and stuff and they have developed a partnership with Prescott College which has similar values. That is to say, you may have opened a door to more than an isolated opportunity, to an opportunity grounded into a broader trend.
A good way, perhaps, to pay back the Methodist for all those special assignments over the years.
And the intentional community part -- I flashed to the opening of the movie, "Little Big Man" where Dustin Hoffman, made up with wrinkles on wrinkles, points to the tape recorder and says to the anthropologist, "Turn that thing on! My name is Jack Crab. I am the sole surviver . . ."
Judy and I now have almost 80 interviews with colleagues that retell, from this time and in a personal voice, the stories of what happened. I just uploaded a video clip of Fred Lanphear explaining the questions we asked one another to celebrate birthdays.
All this is a long way to say you are making my days. Thanks.
If anyone tells you something strange about the world, something you had never heard before, do not laugh but listen attentively; make him repeat it, make him explain it; no doubt there is something there worth taking hold of. -- Georges Duhamel.
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jfwiegel at yahoo.com
--- On Sun, 5/24/09, Bill Parker <bparker175 at cox.net> wrote:
From: Bill Parker <bparker175 at cox.net>
Subject: [Springboard] PROCESS WITHIN THE VALUES FOR THE ARCHIVES
To: "Order Ecumenical Community" <oe at wedgeblade.net>, springboard at wedgeblade.net, "Colleague Dialogue" <dialogue at wedgeblade.net>
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:04 AM
WITHIN THE VALUES FOR THE GLOBAL ARCHIVES
CREATING THE PERMANENT INDEX WHICH SHOWS THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF
FORMULATE THE REQUIRED INDICES FOR THE ARCHIVES AND DETERMINE THE
RATIONAL OF EACH. ONE OBVIOUS INDEX WOULD BE PHYSICAL LOCATION, ANOTHER WOULD BE
CHRONOLOGICAL IF THAT IS THE WAY THE ARCHIVES ARESTORED. THE CERTAIN POINT OF
BEGINNING WOULD BE THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF ANY DOCUMENT ANY WHERE IT
WITH OUT INVADING THE FILES, ATTEMPT TO ORDER THE FILE CABINETS,
NOT FILE FOLDERS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
ASSIGN A NUMBER TO EACH FILE CABINET
ASSIGN A LETTER TO EACH DRAWER WITHIN EACH FILE CABINET (A, B, C, OR
ASSIGN A TITLE TO EVERY FILE FOLDER AND MAKE A LIST OF FILE FOLDER
TITLES IN EXCELL (RSI)
SHOOT A DIGITAL PICTURE OF EACH PAGE CODED WITH THE NUMBER OF THE
FILE CABINET, THE LETTER OF THE DRAWER, THE TITLE OF EACH FILE FOLDER, THE
NUMBER OF EACH PAGE AND ALLOW THE CAMERA TO NUMBER EACH IMAGE [00210
GETTING THE ORGANIZATIONAL WORK DONE THROUGH SIMULTANEOUS
ASSIGN A TEAM OF FOUR TO EACH REVIEW DIGITALLY THROUGH THE IMAGES
TAKEN ONE OF THE FOUR DRAWERS IN A
ORGANIZE THE CONTENTS OF THE DRAWERS BY PULLING THE TOGETHER THE
IMAGE NUMBERS ASSOCIATED FOR EACH PAGE. THIS WOULD BE A FILE SAVED AS THE
DIFFERENT FILE FOLDER TITLES. IT WOULD NOT CHANGE THE PERMANENT ORGANIZATION OF
THE TOTAL GLOBAL ARCHIVES. BUT AT THE END OF THIS PROCESS THE GLOBAL ARCHIVES
COULD BE RECONFIGURED INTO ANOTHER STRUCTURE, BUT WITHOUT DESTROYING THE
ORIGINAL CONFIGURATION, THE FC/D/FT/P/I = FILE CABINET, DRAWER, FOLDER TITLE,
PAGE, AND IMAGE.
THAT TEAM WOULD COLLABORATE TO PULL TOGETHER THE RESULTS OF THE
DRAWER WORK AND COMPLETE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ENTIRE FILE
A REPRESENTATIVE FROM
EACH TEAM WOULD WORK WITH OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM OTHER TEAMS TO PULL
TOGETHER THE SUBJECT CATEGORIES FOR THE ENTIRE
A COMMISSION FOR THE GLOBAL ARCHIVES OF THE ORDER ECUMENICAL/EI/ICA
WOULD ALL SIGN OFF ON THE ORGANIZATION OF ALL OF THE FILE CABINETS INTO
SUPPORTING THE ENGAGEMENT OF THESE ARCHIVES FOR THE 21ST
AT THIS POINT ANYONE COULD HAVE ON-LINE ACCESS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH
ON ANY SUBJECT THAT MIGHT BE ON THEIR MIND.
GET THIS ARCHIVES INTO THE HANDS OF UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE A
“LIVING ARCHIVE” THAT CAN, FOR EXAMPLE, TEACH A CS1 COURSE SO THE RESEARCH
BECOMES DYNAMIC AND ALIVE WITH PEOPLE WHO DID THIS IN THE 20TH
CENTURY AS A WAY THEY RESPONDED IN THEIR TIME. FOLLOWING THE COURSE AN INTENSIVE
WORKSHOP WOULD BE CONDUCTED WITH THOSE WHO TOOK THE COURSE TO DETERMINE WHAT WAS
THE IMPACT OF THE COURSE, HOW THIS COURSE IS ADDRESSING TODAY’S ISSUES, AND WHAT
IT MEANS TO BE RESPONSIBLE HUMAN BEING
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