Archives of Cultural Exchange (Dr. Carl L. Johannessen)
- Thank you for your submission, Terry.Cal, Larry, and some of you might be interested in the efforts and following proposal by Carl (University of Oregon-Eugene). Terry, Rick, myself, and others here are familiar with Dr. Johannessen's presentations at the Atlantic Conference-Halifax, Nova Scotia archives and 2009 online conference.
The "Archives of Cultural Exchange" is a 501(c)3 non-profit Educational Organization founded by Professor Emeritus Carl L. Johannessen as a way of preserving the unpublished records and manuscripts of retired professors and other researchers. It is his contention that a lot of research data is lost, especially in leading edge research, because the pioneers are speaking too far ahead of their time. It was and is his hope that making this data openly available will stimulate exploration across disciplines and types of science, furthering human understanding.
Professor Johannessen, along with a small team of dedicated staff and researchers, hopes to open up research to the everyman. This is something more akin to the idea of the Renaissance Man as envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci and other researchers of the Renaissance and Age of Reason, in the days before specialization and sub-specialization removed the impetus for cross-discipline collaboration. It is our sincere hope that this project reminds scientists and researchers of this valuable area of and tool for research.http://www.archivesofculturalexchanges.org/index.html