What Client Must Look for While Choosing a Virtual Repository

Adaptive Path

That is how, virtual repositories eliminated the requirement to finish the whole transaction merely throughout face-to-face negotiations. Audit reports generated on a regular basis help to follow the activity in the virtual repository. Various search and upload instruments also simplify and accelerate the project execution via the repository. Storage and exchange of the confidential data on the Internet are becoming an indispensable demand of the modern business realm.

What will universities monetize in the future?

George Siemens

If I was tasked with designing a course from scratch, I would start by searching repositories, rather than creating any new content. Universities do more than teach. Research is one of the most important activities of higher education.

A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An e-portfolio is a collection of digital materials uploaded by a student to an e-portfolio repository; the repository owners can then make this material available publicly to prospective employers or clients, as requested by the student.

Advice for the UNESCO OER Mapping Project

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If course, this discussion is centered around OER *repositories* and not only the resources themselves. Consequently, mappings will need to describe repository properties. I am thinking at this point that the OER initiative should be drawing from the experiences of OER repositories and repository indices that already exist. Email written as advice to the UNESCO OER mapping initiative.

Susan Hildreth on libraries in the digital age

David Weinberger

She is quite frank about the future of libraries as works gets digitized, suggesting that physical copies of books might be archived in regional offsite repositories. At the Library Innovation Lab blog, there’s a podcast interview I did a couple of weeks ago with Susan Hildreth , director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services , a federal agency that supports libraries and museums.

Open Access soars

David Weinberger

of open access repositories: close to 2,000. Some facts and stats, compiled at PoeticEconomics : # of open access journals : over 6,000. Growth rate: 4 per day. # of freely available journals: over 28,000. Growth rate: 10 per day. # Growth rate: 1 per day. # of documents freely available: 25 million. Growth rate: 6,000 per day. # of open access mandate policies: 271. Growth rate: 1 per week or 5 per month. % of world’s scholarly literature that is freely available: 20%.

GitHub launches service for open government

Ross Dawson

The Bundes-Git service is a version control repository of German laws, and all Dutch laws are now on GitHub. Future of government seems to be the topic of the moment.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

Most people get it. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Technology supporting open archives, called OAI, to create lists of academic journal articles in repositories for retrieval and distribution. This initiative designed and built software to support a pan-Canadian network of learning object repositories and to develop a Canadian version of LOM called CanCore. In addition, an alternative content syndication framework, called Distributed Learning Object Repository Network (DLORN) was developed.

Inspiration for Working Out Loud

Harold Jarche

In fact, I’d go further: blogging has become my notebook and general repository of digital bits and bobs. It’s International Working Out Loud Week , also known as #WOLWeek. Working Out Loud is a relatively new term for me, picking it up from John Stepper in 2012.

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enough training

Harold Jarche

Allison Rossett states that “ … performance support is a repository for information, processes, and perspectives that inform and guide planning and action. In a recent CBC News story, a railway conductor lost her job following a derailment.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only three were hosted by repositories that do not restrict any type of subsequent use. Confederation of Open Access Repositories, 2014) The little things like this talk. link] Confederation of Open Access Repositories.

The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid

John Hagel

They connect with other cells through surfing competitions, online video repositories and online communities of interest. My learning pyramid has been challenged!

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. But, the transition to a digital economy requires radically different identity systems.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NRC''s track record in this sector includes the leadership role it played in the eduSource network of learning object repositories, the Sifter/Filter content recommender later commercialized as Racofi, sentiment analysis in learning, the Synergic3 collaborative workflow system, and more. These are the aforementioned PLA, the Resource Repository Network (RRN), Personal Cloud (PC), Competency Development and Recognition Algorithms (ACDR), and the Personal Learning Record (PLR).

Open Education Resources bill in Brazil

David Weinberger

It also deals with repositories for such OERs. Carolina Rossini passes along the following: Today, the Sao Paulo State Legislature Representative, Mr. Simao Pedro, assisted by his team, specially Lucia F. Pinto, and the OER-Brazil Project, has introduced an OER bill to regulate the educational resources developed directly and indirectly (contracts for products or services or public purchases) by that state, and determine that an open license should be applied (CC-BY-NC-SA).

David Weinberger - Untitled Article

David Weinberger

The second and third together has resulted in an enormous and public repository of questions, answers, examples, and explanations. Search engines are so damn good that we can find our way through that gigantic, unplanned repository. Remember what it was like to be dumb? No, kids, you probably don’t. I used to be a terrible, horrible, miserable hobbyist programmer. I enjoyed it a great deal, but land-o-lakes was I dumb!

Internet Time Blog » Living the Cluetrain Manifesto

Jay Cross

knowledge is personal

Harold Jarche

Thinking about knowledge as nothing more than content for a repository is a mistake. Knowledge management, for me, is personal. A big conceit of the knowledge management (KM) field is that knowledge can be transferred, but unlike information or data, it cannot. Knowledge is personal.

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Personalization for Knowledge Workers


The objective is to help the employee cut through the corporate knowledge repository and match the content with the unique needs of each employee. It engenders a “living” repository where problems are fixed as soon as they are identified, and gaps filled as they become apparent.

Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

Efforts to improve an organization’s KM were thus focused on repositories, with entreaties to “share your knowledge.”

Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

Harold Jarche

The practitioners I talked to about PPI [personal productivity improvement] said they would love to participate in PPI coaching, provided it was focused on the content on their own desktops and hard drives, and not the stuff in the central repositories.

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over time, the concept of learning objects and learning object repositories lead to the idea of learning object repository networks. A repository is just a place where we keep a whole bunch of them. The idea is we create our learning object and we store it in the repository. Over time, as different institutions developed their own repositories, to encourage the idea of sharing, they created repository networks. That was our learning object repository.

Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

We’ve been using Socialcast for a while now and for large organizations that have multiple silos of information in repositories like Sharepoint, it’s a pretty good platform.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. A few weeks ago, the WEF published its 2016 Top Ten list.

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning


These granular objects were uploaded into a centrally accessible repository. This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AlphaGo was given access to 30 million board positions from an online repository of games, and was essentially told “Use this to figure out how to win” by detecting subtle patterns between actions and outcomes.

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Aaron Swartz was not a hacker. He was a builder.

David Weinberger

As Alex Stamos makes clear , there were no technical, legal, or contractual barriers preventing Aaron from downloading as many articles in the JSTOR repository as he wanted, other than the possibility that Aaron was trespassing, and even that is questionable. Of course Aaron was a legendary prodigy of a hacker in the sense of someone who can build anything out of anything. But that’s not what the media mean when they call him a hacker.

How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

Beth Kanter

The use of open licenses (like creative commons) and open repositories (like IssueLab ) are two such shifts. Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector.

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The future of libraries?

Clark Quinn

One role, of course, is to be the repository of research skills, about digital literacy (which is where this conversation had started). I had lunch recently with Paul Signorelli , who’s active in helping libraries with digital literacy, and during the conversation he talked about his vision of the future of the library. What I heard was a vision of libraries moving beyond content to be about learning, and this had several facets I found thought-provoking.

Working smarter, daily

Harold Jarche

It’s also a repository of thoughts and notes I use in my daily work. Tweet My blog functions as my outboard brain, a place to get half-baked ideas out in the open and work on them in public. I often refer to a blog post instead of writing the same email a dozen times.

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Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Knowledge repository. Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. It’s the biggest frame of the big picture. It’s relationships and culture and secret sauce.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

Understand – saving information for later – considering how it may be useful in various contexts – making sense of it – finding the right information, at the right time, in the right format, from the information repositories of our subject matter networks.

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LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

Makes it easy to create slideshows out of images from image repositories. It initially is using the VIA repository. This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. This is an issue because not all repositories have the same APIs or metadata definitions. Skip Kendall and Andrea Goethals: Zone 1 Rescue Repository: 1. Content can be exported into other repositories.

The Storytelling Animal

Harold Jarche

Perhaps we should focus less on instructional design or knowledge repositories. In The Storytelling Animal , Jonathan Gottschall tells us how stories make us human.

Can the web be taught?

Euen Semple

They may use Facebook at home and share their documents in a "knowledge repository" at work but have little experience or understanding of the transformative power of the tool that is literally at their finger tips. Following on from my two previous posts on whether the web makes things better, and the great comments on them, I now find myself wondering about the degree to which the web can be taught.

Setting up PyDev on Eclipse for 64 bit Vista and 64 bit Java

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It provides outlines and templates, helps you navigate complex file trees, and connects with code repositories. The SVN repository screen will show up. Click on the little green plus to add a remote SVN code repository. Type the URL in the field (you will need to find your own SVN repository; our repository requires credentials and is not (yet) public). Right-click on the repository URL and select 'check out'.

Assessing online assessments

Clark Quinn

I recall hearing of, but haven’t yet seen, a seriously threatening repository of such. Yes, there are learning object repositories, but they’re not yet populated with a rich suite of contextualized practice. Good formal learning consists of an engaging introductions, rich presentation of concepts, annotated examples, and meaningful practice, all aligned on cognitive skills.

iTunesU Could Be So Much More (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

iTunesU can become not only a repository for content, it can become a place whereby discussions are had, comments are placed, rankings are issued, social collaboration is prevalent … all the while happening from any Apple “i” device as well as non-Apple devices through the iTunesU portal itself.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, bitcoin is called the first decentralized digital currency.” Take a look at this chart : CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations. As Neo said , Whoa.