Document Encyclopedia for the Digital Age: KnowledgeBox

Document management and knowledge sharing for the digital age

Knowledge Document Encyclopedia in the Digital Age

Document Encyclopedia

Our KnowledgeBox is a collaborative document encyclopedia for the digital age. A KnowledgeBox holds digital fingerprints of important documents from a particular branch of knowledge. Unlike a document library, which focuses on storage and document retrieval, KnowledgeBox topics focus on factual document information about the subject for which the box is named.

But a KnowledgeBox isn’t just another shared storage location or SharePoint to put documents into. Once you drag and drop a relevant document out of your Noggle library onto a specific box, a proprietary document “fingerprint” is generated. So it’s not about moving or sharing the document itself: the document fingerprint holds all relevant information in an enriched and compressed format. This allows that document or similar and related ones to be retrieved with just the fingerprint information, as the KnowledgeBox only stores the document’s fingerprint. This fingerprint is very small compared to the original file, but it holds all the full-text information needed to retrieve the document. So it doesn’t matter where the file is located or stored: with a Noggle document fingerprint, you or your colleagues can retrieve the document or similar ones regardless of the physical storage location.

With the managed Noggle peer-to-peer sharing functions, you can empower swarm intelligence such as research groups that are collecting fingerprints of private or corporate documents. These fingerprints bundle the available knowledge on special subjects. Without disrupting document access rights, you can share this knowledge to help others retrieve relevant knowledge and get connected.

Just as Wikipedia is a collaborative public platform for writing articles, KnowledgeBox is a collaborative private platform for linking document fingerprints on special subjects.

The following video shows how it works:

The document encyclopedia helps to:

  • Make your knowledge portable via a document encyclopedia
    Access your important knowledge and documents on any device without having to move files or documents. No need to know about storage locations. The Nogglepedia fingerprint will retrieve a document regardless of where it’s stored or whether it has moved to another location.
  • Securely share your knowledge encyclopedias with peers, colleagues, and friends
    As you only share Noggle fingerprints, the process is completely secure, as the documents stay where they are. In addition, it  has a low footprint for storage and bandwith.
  • Collaborate on specific knowledge areas
    Connect to knowledge encyclopedias to add important document fingerprints and receive fingerprints from others.
  • Save current research results and continue a deep-search later
    Quickly collect documents of interest for specific topics and do a further deep search later, e.g., with similarity search functions.

1913—first came the Encyclopædia Britannica, the oldest and one of the largest contemporary English encyclopedias.

2001–Wikipedia for public content showed up.

2016–for private knowledge sharing, When in doubt, look it up in the Encyclopedia Noggle, a.k.a. KnowledgeBox!


* Wkipedia definition for Encyclopedia

Knowledge sharing practice – It is time to act

The GigEconomy: We share everything but struggle to share knowledge.

What about your knowledge sharing practice today?

In an LinkedIn Pulse article, the motivation for Noggle was outline in regards to the upcoming requirements to put knowledge sharing into practice in the Era of the Gig Economy.

Knowledge sharing is part of our human nature to connect and collaborate with others. We are social beings, and as such have been bound to share what we know with others. Today, we applaud the arrival of the collaborative economy, in which we have started to share increasing aspects of our lives. Examples are carsharing, roomsharing, co-working and office-space sharing, and peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding. However, what about knowledge sharing practice today? It is one of the great ironies that we share almost everything but still struggle to share knowledge.

Knowledge Sharing Practice

What abour your knowledge sharing practice?

While the importance of knowledge sharing practice increases, the personal skills of managing it seem to fade.

In times when storage space is nearly unlimited at nearly zero cost, we save ever more documents in scattered file shares. Nobody cares about disk space anymore. So, our cherished new technologies, like big data and the cloud, simply fan the flames of information overload. We still struggle to find information that matters.

The growth of computing has brought renewed attention to the ideas of Vannevar Bush about processing and storing information, including the “Memex,” an information-storage concept detailed in Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think,” in The Atlantic Monthly. (Vannevar Bush – “As We May Think”)

Some may think that the ideas and concepts postulated in ‘As We May Think’ are old or without much value. But, it seems that the idea of association and its value for augmenting human understanding and cognition continues even today. So what of the man, what of the paper, and why does this work still continue to resonate 70 years after it was first published?

Please read the full article and follow-up here:
LinkedIn Pulse Article “Knowledge Management”

Why noggle helps to avoid collaborative overload

Why nHBR_ColOverloadoggle helps to avoid collaborative overload

In the Jan./Feb. 2016 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Rob Cross, Reb Rebele and Adam Grant wrote an article on the topic “Collaborative Overload”. They recommend to leverage technology to make informational ressource more accessible and transparent.


„Collaboration is taking over the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. … Performance suffers as they (people) are buried under an avalanche of requests for input or advice, access to resources. … Informational and social resources can be shared—often in a single exchange—.. That is, when I offer you knowledge or network awareness … An exchange that might have taken five minutes or less turns into a 30-minute calendar invite that strains personal resources on both sides of the request. … Leverage technology and physical space to make informational and social resources more accessible and transparent. … Efficient sharing of informational, social, and personal resources should also be a prerequisite for positive reviews, promotions, and pay raises. … Collaboration is indeed the answer to many of today’s most pressing business challenges.”

Exactly what Noggle provides. Noggle is a peer-to-peer “exchange” for information libraries. To make your information ressources transparent and more accessible. A productivity tool to fight against collaborative overload.

Make it happen with Noggle.

Link to the full article:
HBR Article “Collaborative Overload”

Why information sharing can make you a winning team

“How Too Many Rules at Work Keep You from Getting Things Done”

TED Talk by Yves Morieux

“Organizations spend 40-80% percent of their time, wasting their time. E.g. for undoing and redoing, writing reports. When people dont coorporate, dont blame the people, look at their work situations. We need to create organizations in which it becomes individually usefull for people to coorperate. Remove interfaces, middle offices and complicated coordination structures.”

See in his talk why peer-to-peer information sharing and collaboration with Noggle can help to make you a winning team, even if others may have better information. Why? Because Noggle integrates collaboration with information sharing without complicated central coordination structures.



“Thanks to coorperations the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts. Contribute to the effort of others.”

Noggle is a productivity tool focussing on peer-to-peer information retrieval. Start contributing to the effort of others without complicated rules. Start making your team the winning team. Start focusing on getting things done with Noggle.

Is it a peer-to-peer file sharing tool?

To make it short: No. Noggle is NOT a peer-to-peer file sharing software. You can not share file or documents directly with noggle.

Noggle sets a library management toolset on top of your documents. This library management helps to make your documents or files searchable. You can share the created library information with your private experts, partners or colleagues (“peers”). After you shared a library, your peers are able to search and locate documents that are stored on your local accessible storages – but they are not able to access the document itself. The library makes your content findable by others. And you define who is able to get your library. So your colleagues can search and find documents they dont have access to, but you want your peers being able to find documents you have. The library management toolset makes your documents findable without the need to share documents or change access rights. Once a peer has found an relevant document that is located in one of your libraries, they can request to get access to the document. But you decide, case by case, if you want to share the document itself. Noggle does not provide access to your documents for your peers.

Saied this, we use the peer-to-peer technology to create a secure managed network where each user is able to build libraries and share the library information with dedicated, named peers. This allows an easy way to share, find and locate relevant content. The managed service only provides security. The user decides and controlls everything. Noggle only provides the managed service to connect dedicated peers. There is no central instance which is doing search and returning search requests. Everything happens on the client side and everything that leaves your client is encrypted until it reaches the peer client you have defined.

Each client will not act as a server. The client only communicates with the noggle network to provide and receive encrypted library information that is shared with named peers.