25 octobre 2018

Google IPO Could Re-energize Valley

Google IPO Could Re-energize Valley
Everyone is going ga-ga over the possibility of a Google IPO. Let me go on the record as being (possibly the only person in the world to be) opposed to the idea. Sure, an IPO would generate a whack of cash. But Google makes money now, good money. More...

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Will Publishers Perish?

Will Publishers Perish?
"Many authors," offers this article, "have become frustrated with conventional publishers, entrenched by market projections, annual styles and the unmentionable word 'returns.'" Count me among them, not because I don't think I could get a 'real book' published, but because I don't care to sign my life away to do it. More...

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World Finance Officials Focus on Poverty

World Finance Officials Focus on Poverty
Bonnie Bracey summarizes this item nicely in WWWEDU: "A number of countries, led by the Netherlands, Norway, Britain, France and Canada, announced new commitments for a World Bank fast-track program to get more support to 40 poor nations judged to have the best plans for achieving universal education. But education advocates said the effort was being held back by the reluctance of other wealthy countries including the United States to commit enough money to the program." Though Bonnie linked to an AOL source in her email, which requires a registration, I have loctaed this open access alternative. More...

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As Wealthy Fill Top Colleges, New Efforts to Level the Field

As Wealthy Fill Top Colleges, New Efforts to Level the Field
A university degree from a prestigious institution, they say, is synonomous with academic excellence. Of course, this may be a relic of the past, as a university degree from these institutions is becoming increasingly a sign of how wealthy your parents are. More...

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Implementation of WSIS recommendations at National Levels

Implementation of WSIS recommendations at National Levels
It would appear that publishers are now alerted to the danger that WSIS might promote open access, if this commentary on the WSIS process in Britain is any guide. This item contains a scathing comment from Francis Muguet, who chairs the WSIS Working Group on Scient ific Information. More...

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Specification for an OAI Static Repository

Specification for an OAI Static Repository
A Static Repository is an XML file containing metadata records that is made accessible at an HTTP URL, a lot like an RSS file. This new specification describes how to create static OAI repositories. More...

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The GMail Saga

The GMail Saga
This well reasoned article captures the essence of the concern about Google´s new email service. More...

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Dutch Student Residences Raided by Anti-piracy Squad

Dutch Student Residences Raided by Anti-piracy Squad
More of the same, though this time beyond U.S. borders. I wonder what sort of regime we are creating when these quasi-legal forces have the right to raid property and seize assets, all in the name of protecting content monopolies. Meanwhile, more raids on school districts are being reported in the U.S., though there is some question of the accuracy of these reports - you need to follow the Slashdot discussion. More...

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Directions for ePortfolio Research

Directions for ePortfolio Research
E-Portfolios have been getting a fair amount of attention lately, especially with the recently completed conference on the subject in Vancouver. This page gets us started on e-portfolios by suggesting research questions from a number of different people. More...

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Learning Objects in an E-Learning Context

Learning Objects in an E-Learning Context
I can't read PDF files at this CyberCafe, but ADL's description sounds interesting: :With vigorous development of the Internet, e-learning system has become more and more popular. ADL proposes SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) specification that an XML-based metadata with physical files had been explored by many studies since 1997. More...

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