[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. “Libraries are starting to throw away books at a velocity.” Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. . Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. NOTE: Live-blogging. Before, the library was a space for media. It will open in early 2015.

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"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments. It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries." typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Below is my live blogging, in outline form, of the final presentations of work by NYU graduate journalism students in Jay Rosen’s Studio 20 class, which I’ve served for three semesters as a visiting scholar. Open Studio was the name of the event.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

I’m at The 13th annual International Conference of University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. NOTE: Live-blogging. Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries. Rural students need to learn how to use the Web to search the university library. Open Source.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): HHS and Federal Government Blogs

Mark Oehlert

Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) | Main | The e-Learning Guilds Call for Presenters at DevLearn 2008 » May 14, 2008 HHS and Federal Government Blogs Did you know that the Secretary for Health and Human Services has a blog ? federal government blogs here. Im going to head over and check out the feeds from the CBO blog and the Dept. of Transportation blogs.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

The Harvard Library Lab , which issues grants for library innovation at the University, is holding a forum in which all the projects get 5 mins to introduce themselves. NOTE: Live-blogging. This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. ODAV will help to reconcile maps through Open Layers , to overlap and scale them seamlessly. (It It will be open source software.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

Even worse, I like bookstores better than I like libraries because I like to write in my books as I read and dog-ear pages and in general, rough them up a bit as I read them. Any analytical thinking from reading helps keep the mind agile and open to discovery of the answers sought.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think"

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform | Main | Yea!! » September 07, 2007 Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" "Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort ofmechanized private file and library.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ NOTE: Live-blogging. Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well. They all seem to favor openness, standards, users owning their own data, and interoperability. Github: Libraries have uploaded 100,000 open access books, all for free.

[annotation][2b2k] Mediathread

David Weinberger

Jonah Bossewich and Mark Philipsonfrom Columbia University talk about Mediathread , an open source project that makes it easy to annotate various digital sources. NOTE: Live-blogging. It began with Vital, a video library tool. Mediathread connects annotations to sources by bookmarking, via a bookmarklet that interoperates with a variety of collections.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School today held a forum/seminar on what they’re working on. NOTE: Live-blogging. Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”?

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year. PKM categorized posts on this blog & my social bookmarks tagged PKM.

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[dpla] second session

David Weinberger

Maura Marx introduces Jill Cousins of Europeana who says that we all agree that we want to make the contents of libraries, museums and archives archives available for free. We agree on interoperability and open metadata. Share our source code. NOTE: Live-blogging. Maura Sullivan , president elect of the American Library Association, moderates a panel about visions of the DPLA. SourceForge for Libraries. We need open access to metadata.

[annotation][2b2k] Philip Desenne

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. “The Open Annotation Framework” is the new digital paradigm. Of course we need to abide by open standards. He points to W3C, Open Source and Creative Commons. Lots of work has been done on this: RDF Models and Ontologies, the Open Annotiation Community Group, the Open Annotation Model. “The Open Annotation Model is the common language.” I’m at a workshop on annotation at Harvard.

[preserve] Lightning Talks

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Christie Moffatt of the National Library of Medicine talks about a project collecting blogs talking about health. Doctor David’s Blog. They were able to capture them pretty well, but with links to outside, outside of scope content, and content protected by passwords, there’s a question about what it means to “capture” a blog. The big question is which blogs they capture. A series of 5-min lightning talks.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

I usually speak off the cuff, but this time I wrote it out, originally in outline form*, which is germane to my current collaborations with Dave Winer , father of outlining software (and, in related ways, of blogging and podcasting). Sources.

[2b2k][eim]Digital curation

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. This is not a regulatory group; everything will be open source, and progress will be through rough consensus. He points to the opportunities presented by aggregated Big Data: the effects on social science, on libraries, etc. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, talked about the Administration’s enthusiasm for Big Data and open access.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] January 16-20, 2012 Linux.Conf.Au: Free and Open Source Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. link] January 20-24, 2012 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

The blog " Modern Mechanix " says that it covers "Yesterdays Technology Today" so true. " Here are a couple focused on learning: "Most of this study is in the form of programmed TV courses, which canbe rented or borrowed from tape _ * libraries.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

There is also a rich library of new media literacy resources and a community of practitioners. As part of CPSquare’s “ Connected Futures &# workshop exploring the use of web technologies in the service of communities of practice, we (John Smith and I!)

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Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Web tools to help us go public include micro-blogging; blogs and podcasts. For centuries, knowledge exchanges were limited to elites but we now have access to world’s largest and most open exchange ever created. OS = open source. Micro-blogging. Blogging.

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July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Transparency is the new objectivity - Joho the Blog , July 19, 2009. Blog – Why Incompetence Spreads Through Big Organisations - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , July 5, 2009. How NPR is Embracing Open Source and Open APIs - OReilly Radar , July 16, 2009. Putting the World’s Languages on the Map - The Long Now Blog , July 23, 2009.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 in 2008 (Dion Hinchcliffe) Highlight: Unstructured information from blogs and wikis will proliferate, driving demand for solutions to extract and consolidate business information. Winer, who helped create the Web standards for podcasting, blogging and RSS is well known for writing or saying snarky things ranging from people to products."

Reflecting on Xyleme Voices: The Industry Luminaries We've Talked To


This year, our educational podcast library Xyleme Voices was nominated and shortlisted in the category of Best Educational Use of Audio. While I am the host of this library, there are a number of people in the background who put tremendous time, effort, and pride into researching, recruiting, and producing these terrific podcasts. Micheal Hanley: Wonderful advocate for open source technologies. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

[berkman] Jeff Howe on crowd sourcing

David Weinberger

Jeff Howe of Wired is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on his book Crowd Sourcing. (He He coined the term in 2006.) [ Note: I'm live blogging, making mistakes, missing stuff, paraphrasing inappropriately, etc. ]. From the beginning, he says, he’s been ambivalent about crowd sourcing. They were able to do this because amateur photographers were willing to upload entire libraries of their photos. Lots of amateurs, open source, tools, online communities.

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[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Lee recommends Joe Hellerstein’s blog if you’re interested in “the commoditization of massive data analysis.&# Libraries and archives spend most of their time in stage 4, but they ought to address the problems much early on. We’ll see more open access and new economic models, particularly adding services on top of content. An open source foundation separate from Micrsooft, contributing to Linux kernel, etc.

Beyond the iPad

Doc Searls

We should expect other hardware companies to launch pads running on open source operating systems, especially Android and Symbian. Then you can go to Costco, the tire store, and the university library and do the same. Android, Symbian, Linux and other open OSes, with the open hardware they support, work horizonally. Have you thought about how you’ll blog, or whatever comes next, on an iPad?

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[berkman] Jon Udell on community calendars and computational reasoning

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Jon takes blogs as an example of how syndicated feeds work. There are blog sites like WordPress or Userland that publish blogs. So, Jon envisions an analogue to the blogging ecosystem that has syndication hubs for calendar information. Jon is writing for Azure (Microsoft’s cloud server), but it’s open source. I should be the authoritative, controlling source of my data.

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Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

These include seeing expert roles shift from headquarters associates to regional personnel, blogging by SMEs, shared training documentation, and robust discussions on best-practices. The key is single-source learning.

Participatory Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was asked to make some opening remarks as a way to frame the dialogue. As I have been writing in my blogs, I believe that corporations and institutions in general are undergoing dramatic, positive changes in organization and governance. The open source community responsible for the development and support of Linux represents one of the most innovative organizational models around.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is also a rich library of new media literacy resources and a community of practitioners.

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[berkman] Julie Cohen on networked selves

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. The free culture debate is about openness, but that can make it hard to reconcile privacy claims. That type of play is often the actual source of creativity. We need more open territory. Open source forks, but that’s at war with the idea that everything should be able to speak to everything else. The free spread of a corpus of existing knowledge…imagine a universal digital library with open access.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? So - what are the open issues. - Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). How do we describe these phenomena? Is it just aggregation? What role does coordination play? Is it a mass phenomena?

[berkman] David Bollier on the commons

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. His book looks at the arc of the development of open access and commonses. It was also a source of collective purposes, and custom and tradition. The problem with Stallman’s Emacs Commune was that everything had to feed back to a central source (Stallman) and there was no governance. Open platforms. A: Open platform with some participation. Jamendo library of CC music. E.g., most open source projects have lead developers.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I've decided to post the entire debate, from beginning to end, including postings, comments and everything, on this blog. Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.