Swanson's Undiscovered Public Knowledge

Spurred by the Bates article, Eric adds Bradford's Law to the list of Statistical Laws he's cataloging on the Wiki. Digging deeper into the online literature, he finds a jewel in Don Swanson's (Chicago Library School) notion of undiscovered public knowledge. The idea is that there are links implicit among disparate fields and their associated published literatures, but which cannot be easily connected with reverse citation indexing without some analysis. These clusters of related bodies of knowledge that go undiscovered in the separate bodies of information are what he calls "undiscovered bodies of knowledge". Really fascinating and implications of discovering these bodies of knowledge are great. Reminded me of the movie Lorenzo's oil.