DigLib [Ver. 1.2]
DigLib (Catalogue [Ver. 1.2]) is a digital library distributed non-commercially and free of charge as a public good. It can be stored, edited, updated and publicly shared in any extent or form and by anyone.
The complete library (in its Original Librarian Edition of Ver. 1.2) requires free disk space of 135.2 GB. It consists of 3 collections: (I) ‘Authors Collection’; (II) ‘Text Collection in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences’; and (III) ‘Text Collection in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology’. ‘Authors Collection’ distinguishes further between ‘Fiction’ and ‘Non-Fiction’. The required disk-space and the number of files in each collection (in their Original Librarian Edition of Ver. 1.2) are as follows:
I. Authors Collection (125 GB in 21,349 files)
1. Fiction (27.4 GB in 6,451 files)
2. Non-Fiction (97.6 GB in 14,896 files)
II. Text Collection in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (7.2 GB in 1,499 files)
III. Text Collection in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology (3 GB in 244 files)
Part 01 - Authors - Fiction - A-F
Part 02 - Authors - Fiction - G-Z
Part 03 - Authors - Non-Fiction - A-B
Part 04 - Authors - Non-Fiction - C-D
Part 05 - Authors - Non-Fiction - E-G
Part 06 - Authors - Non-Fiction - H-K
Part 07 - Authors - Non-Fiction - L-O
Part 08 - Authors - Non-Fiction - P-Z
Part 09 - Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Part 10 - Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology
The first decades of the 21st century are witnessing the unprecedented emergence of a truly global civilization. Throughout the century, this civilization will continue to evolve and expand until it meets its objective (that is – planetary) limits in terms of energy, material resources, and technology. Once it has reached its planetary limits, it will either (1) expand further (i.e. across the limits of Earth to occupy other planetary bodies), (2) stop progressing and regress significantly, or (3) self-destruct.
Due to scientific and technological innovation, and due to the ever-increasing demands of a globalized economy, the 21st century will present the human race with challenges that question the nature and even the survival of the species itself. The very fabric of our lives – from the utmost trivial surfaces of our daily routines to the deepest depths of our genetic code – will be subject to the growingly aggressive attacks of the scientifico-technological armies that are designed to exploit and conquer Nature.
The 21st century will also present us with important tasks in relation to culture and social organization in general. For example, much progress is still to be made to dismantle the structures of concentrated power in order to further the expansion of individual freedom. Although we have seen the relative destruction of absolute political power and important advances have been made to reduce upright discrimination, we have barely scratched the surface of human potential to build a society that would reconcile social and economic equality with individual freedom. An especially strong focus is to be put on the process of dismantling the huge bodies of concentrated economic power that have emerged from the 20st century and that dominate human life and conduct throughout the planet.
To face the challenges of the 21st century successfully, global action is required. This forms the basis of a growing need to bring together social movements, scientific and intellectual communities, and progressive political and economic forces with necessary resources to initiate collective work aimed to promote tolerance, freedom, equality, more sustainable development, and wider access to knowledge and technological innovations. Special focus should be put on raising public awareness and initiating global debates on issues related to scientific progress made in fields such as genetics and biotechnology, computer and cognitive sciences, quantum physics, and space sciences.
It is of absolutely critical importance to take decisive action to make education, healthcare (including sufficient nutrition, housing, and sanitation), and certain technologies (especially computers with Internet access and technologies intended to reduce environmental damage) universally available across the planet. The positive impact of this step cannot be overstated – it is a necessary precondition to effectively take the human species into the 22st century on a qualitatively new level of existence.
The arbitrary walls that separate different disciplines are already shattering. It is time to demolish them completely to promote freedom of cooperation that would contribute into fully realizing the true scope of human creativity that is currently held captive by the ideology of the specialist.
New conditions present the species with new problems; new problems are tackled by new solutions; successful solutions are reproduced across generations, both genetecially and culturally. This is the principle of both biological and social evolution. Our task is to identify the unsuccessful solutions as quickly as possible – to learn from our mistakes and to eliminate error. Unfortunately, historical evidence suggests that human beings often suffer under the yoke of ideological pathology, i.e. the inability to become aware, admit, and take action against self-destructive solutions to their problems. To avoid this affliction is perhaps our biggest and most decisive challenge of all.
DigLib is an outcome of the socio-historical and technological conditions that mark the beginning of the 21st century. It is one of the many signs of the increasing significance of technological innovation to the broader social and cultural realities that shape our everyday lives. It is intended to contribute into the future of human species by making accumulated knowledge – that serves as the intellectual basis for possible solutions to the problems briefly referred to above – available publicly and for free.
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