Welcome to the website of the Knowledge Standards Foundation. Imagine the Encyclosphere
The Universal Network of All the Encyclopedias

What is the Encyclosphere?

Imagine all the encyclopedias in the world, connected into one decentralized network, the way all the blogs are loosely connected. You've heard of the blogosphere; now, we’re building an encyclosphere.

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"No small group of elites deserves the power to declare what is known for all of us."

Dr. Larry Sanger

Co-Founder of Wikipedia & Founder/Chairman of the Knowledge Standards Foundation

What is the Knowledge Standards Foundation?

A global group of volunteers creating the standards and tools for the future encyclosphere. We’re making a network, not an app.

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How Can You Help?

We need developers, designers, writers, editors, thinkers, marketers, promoters and fundraisers—if you can imagine a role being useful to kick-starting a network, we need that. Join us by coding, blogging, and more.

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A Guided Tour of the Encyclosphere

What is this encyclosphere thing anyway?We have made so much progress that a good way to learn the concept of an encyclosphere is to just look at what we’ve done. Here, then, is a guided self-tour. Begin with an encyclopedia that is not Wikipedia. Like Ballotpedia: Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court). Or the World History Encyclopedia: Great Pyramid… Continue reading A Guided Tour of the Encyclosphere

The Old Encyclopedia Digitization Project

How much knowledge is buried in old encyclopedias?We aim to find out—and to make it available via modern search engines, readers, and free files available via the encyclosphere, with the Old Encyclopedia Digitization Project. Since last summer, the Knowledge Standards Foundation has been working on an evolving project we call the Old Encyclopedia Digitization Project. We… Continue reading The Old Encyclopedia Digitization Project

The Knowledge Standards Foundation is doing something new

So, what is the Knowledge Standards Foundation up to?This mail isn’t a thorough update. It’s an argument: the case for the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Knowledge Standards Foundation. This mail launches a series of weekly missives that will introduce you to some part of our work. Today I’m going to argue that the world needs the encyclosphere—badly—and that we,… Continue reading The Knowledge Standards Foundation is doing something new