09 octobre 2018

Correction: PubSub Offers a Neat Twist on Eating RSS Feeds

Correction: PubSub Offers a Neat Twist on Eating RSS Feeds
Yesterday's lead item contained just about every mistake that can happen in a single post, so here it is again today with the right attribution and the right link, with apologies to Alan. More...

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Summary of the 2004 SIIA Information Industry Summit

Summary of the 2004 SIIA Information Industry Summit
Nice summary of this conference which gives the reader a good glimpse into the thinking and sense of the software industry. One senses some movement on things like licensing, copyright and patents. More...

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Is Ad-Supported RSS the Next Big Thing?

Is Ad-Supported RSS the Next Big Thing?
Some discussion of the concept and outline of a company, RSSAds, that is trying to bring commercial content into RSS feeds. It's a tricky model: viewership of RSS feeds is based on a subscription to the feed, and people are not so likely to subscribe to an RSS feed full of advertising. More...

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ICSEP Latin American Workshop II

ICSEP Latin American Workshop II
Subtitled 'Strengthening Scientists and Editors Capabilities in Electronic Publishing', the proceedings from this conference signify a growing awareness of - and support for - open source publishing in Latin America. More...

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Study: Broadband 'Killer App' Found

Study: Broadband 'Killer App' Found
PwC has this one right - whomever can create an application that gives people an easy way to work with video will have the next 'killer app'. Well, one of them anyway. More...

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Learning Technology

Learning Technology
The January issue of this newsletter is out. Lots of good stuff on learning objects, learning portals, community, learning teams and games. More...

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New Practices in Flexible Learning: Framework for Rights Enabled Learning Object Exchange Trial

New Practices in Flexible Learning: Framework for Rights Enabled Learning Object Exchange Trial
A significant set of resources looking at digital rights management (DRM) in the Australian context. "The rights-enabled Learning Object Exchange (LOX) has been specifically designed to demonstrate possible technical, legal and business issues concerning the exchange of learning objects within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector." Worth noting especially is the Project Report, a detailed examination of DRM issues and proposed solutions. More...

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Digital Learning Commons: Libraries in the 21st Century

Digital Learning Commons: Libraries in the 21st Century
Because it plays the rol of the intermediary, the library faces unique pressures in the information age, an era of disintermediation. This article, though, depicts a rosy future for the library as a 'digital commons'. More...

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Response to Science and Technology Committee

Response to Science and Technology Committee
This text of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers's written testimony to a British House of Commons Committee allows that open access journals may exist and be treated equally with respect to Research Assessment Exercise and other selection exercises, but plays down the impact of rising journal prices, noting that the number of articles per journal has increased. More...

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Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans

Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans
The financial and security arguments are, in my view, overwhelming, and so it is no surprise to read that university IT departments are moving toward implementing open source solutions. More...

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