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.

How to Use Fastpages (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First , we created a repository on GitHub. We did this by 'cloning' the original Fastpages repository. Then we updated the repository by 'merging' an automatically-generated 'pull request'. Second , the repository automatically generated a website for us using GitHub pages.

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How to Use Fastpages

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you don't have a GitHub account, register for one, then login to it Click this link: [link] This gives you an option to create a new repository in your own GitHub account. My account is called 'Downes' and I just called the new repository 'fastpages'.

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Internet Time Blog » Living the Cluetrain Manifesto

Jay Cross

Be that person

Euen Semple

It occurred to me yet again recently how almost all successful attempts that I have seen to shift intranets from being passive content repositories to active places where work really gets done, and great conversations take place, have been down to one person.

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.

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.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

External Developer Platform - a repository of digital components open to external parties.

A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of gathering raw data into a central location for processing, the algorithms or queries should be sent to the repositories and be processed there. Raw data must always remain in its permanent repository under the control of the repository owners.

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Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

For one, it was supporting different business products from the same content repository. In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. Now this is something I’ve argued for before , in several ways.

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.

The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The basic premise underlying OPAL is that instead of gathering raw data into a central location for processing, raw data must always remain in its permanent repository under the control of the repository owners.

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Photos you can use

Harold Jarche

A friend asked about online repositories of photos that can be used for academic presentations and I mentioned several sources. Online photo repositories (check usage rights for each): Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not! I realized after sending the list that many others may not know about the wealth of resources available, especially for teaching and learning.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Initially started as a weekly email for new hires, the program is now firm-wide and provides a key repository of reflective stories and experiences. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.

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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.

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.

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published two excellent reports: A Blueprint for Digital Identity , - which I wrote about a few weeks ago, - and The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services , - which I’d now like to discuss. “Distributed ledger technology (DLT), more commonly called blockchain , has captured the imaginations, and wallets, of the financial services ecosystem,” notes the report, citing a few statistics as evidence: over 90 central banks are engaged in DLT discussions around the world; more than 24 countries have already launched blockchain-based initiatives; 80% of banks predict that they’ll launch blockchain projects by 2017; over 90 financial and technology companies have already joined blockchain consortia; over the past 3 years; more than 2,500 patents have been filed; and $1.4 billion has been invested in blockchain-based startups over the same time span. In addition, a panel of global experts convened by the WEF selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016 because of its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work, - further evidence that blockchain is reaching a tipping point of market acceptance. But, significant hurdles must be overcome before the advent of large-scale blockchain infrastructures. The WEF correctly warns that this will take time. Not only are there major technology and standards issues to be worked out, but the industry will have to collaborate with governments around the world to develop the appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory environments. The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts. While it’s quite bullish about the potential benefits of blockchain technologies, it also acknowledges the serious challenges involved in transforming the global financial infrastructure. This balanced view is reflected in its six key findings: DLT has great potential to drive simplicity and efficiency through the establishment of new financial services infrastructure and processes; DLT is not a panacea; instead it should be viewed as one of many technologies that will form the foundation of next- generation financial services infrastructure; Applications of DLT will differ by use case, each leveraging the technology in different ways for a diverse range of benefits; Digital Identity is a critical enabler to broaden applications to new verticals; The most impactful DLT applications will require deep collaboration between incumbents, innovators and regulators, adding complexity and delaying implementation; New financial services infrastructure built on DLT will redraw processes and call into question orthodoxies that are foundational to today’s business models. . Let me discuss a few of these findings. DLT is not a panacea. A recent Gartner report noted that blockchain technologies are hitting the peak of the hype cycle , when the excitement and publicity about a potentially disruptive innovation often leads to a peak of inflated expectations, before falling into the trough of disillusionment when the fledgling technology fails to deliver. “Distributed ledger technology is not a panacea; instead it should be viewed as one of many technologies that will form the foundation of next-generation financial services infrastructure.,” wrote the WEF in a very timely message. “Over the last 50 years, technology innovation has been fundamental to financial services industry transformation. Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.” DLT is one such technology. Others include biometrics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics. A FinTech report published earlier this year by Citigroup noted that investments in financial technologies have increased by a factor of 10 over the past 5 years. The majority of these investments have been focused on mobile-based applications, - e.g., creating new consumer services, improving the user experience at the point of sale, - while continuing to rely on the existing, back-end financial infrastructures. Not surprisingly given their complexity, change comes much slower to global financial infrastructures. Sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward. The Internet proved to be such a catalyst in the transformation of global supply chain ecosystems. Over time, blockchain could well become the needed catalyst for the evolution of global financial infrastructures. Applications of DLT will differ by use case. The majority of the 130-page report consists of a deep-dive analysis of how DLT might apply to several different use cases. These include global payments, insurance claims processing, syndicated loans, capital raising, and investment management compliance. . DLT brings a diverse range of benefits to these various applications, such as operational simplification based on real-time multi-party tracking; faster and more accurate regulatory compliance; near real-time settlement between financial institutions; and liquidity and capital improvements. While each use case is different, the deep-dives revealed a number of characteristics that might help identify other high-potential applications of DLT to financial services: A shared repository of information is used by multiple internal and external parties; Multiple entities generate transactions requiring modifications to the shared repository; The entities involved in a transaction do not necessarily trust each other; An intermediary (often more than one) or a central gatekeeper is required to enforce trust; Different entities create dependencies between transactions. DLT applications will require deep collaborations between incumbents, innovators and regulators. The report suggests that the evolution towards a DLT-based financial infrastructure will take significant time and investment, requiring changes to existing regulations and standards and the creation of new legal and liability frameworks. . Transforming this highly complex global ecosystem is very difficult. It requires the close collaboration of its various stakeholders, including existing financial institutions, FinTech startups, merchants of all sizes, government regulators in just about every country, and huge numbers of individuals around the world. All these stakeholders must somehow be incented to collaborate in developing and embracing new infrastructure innovations. Getting them to work together and pull in the same direction is a major undertaking, given their diverging, competing interests. Overcoming these challenges will add complexity and delay large-scale, multi-party DLT implementations. Despite these major challenges, the WEF remains optimistic. “Our findings suggest this technology has the potential to live-up to the hype and reshape financial services, but requires careful collaboration with other emerging technologies, regulators, incumbents and additional stakeholders to be successful.”. “ Blockchain will become [the] beating heart of the global financial system…” it added in a related media statement. “Blockchain could thus redraw the structure of financial institutions and the back-end of services as we know them today…” allowing consumers “to pay less for all kinds of financial activity, from international payments to the trading of stocks and bonds. It could also give regulators new capabilities, allowing them to stop regulatory violations before they start and to watch more effectively for warning signs of financial crises…”. “Similar to any technological innovation, blockchain comes with a set of risks that must be considered,… These include errors in the design, malicious autonomous behaviour as a consequence of human decisions, and potential gaps in security across all inputs and outputs. Challenges such as these must be overcome if the economic and social benefits of blockchain are to be realized.”. Blockchain Technologies Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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.



It is both a central Learning Object Repository (LOR) and Tin Can-compliant Learning Record Store (LRS). Online Content Repository (Courses). ?. ?. Online Learning Object Repository. . ?.



Online learning object repository. Online Content Repository (Courses). ?. ?. Online Learning Object Repository. ?. LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS?

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.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Store content in a single repository so that it is easy to search, find, and reuse.

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).

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?


Large companies with brand guidelines, regulations, or any sort of compliance issues can’t function without a central content repository. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems.

[misc] StackLife goes live – visually browse millions of books

David Weinberger

books and other items in the Harvard Library systems 73 libraries and off-campus repository. I’m very proud to announce that the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (which I co-direct) has launched what we think is a useful and appealing way to browse books at scale. This is timed to coincide with the launch today of the Digital Public Library of America. Congrats, DPLA!!!).

A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of gathering raw data into a central location for processing, the algorithms or queries should be sent to the repositories and be processed there. Raw data must always remain in its permanent repository under the control of the repository owners. Data repositories must obtain explicit consent from the subjects whose data they hold for the execution of an algorithm against their data; the vetted algorithms should be made available and understandable to subjects.

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eLearning Learning

Clark Quinn

As part of a Personal Learning Network for those in elearning, such a searchable repository is quite useful. Just to note that Learnlets is now part of the blogs recorded in Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning. Tony’s made an architecture that allows blogs and articles on a particular topic to be aggregated and searched. I used it as a recommended resource for the upcoming Foundations Intensive elearning introduction event as part of the Learning Solutions conference.

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

Since the start of this year, over 90 international papers regarding the novel coronavirus have been made available in the popular biomedical research repository PubMed.” One of the few areas where most nations cooperate is in infectious disease control.

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.

Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of 'Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations' by Susan Aldridge, President (ret), Drexel University There are new types of jobs for students gradauating today, and new learning opportunities in igital labs, etc.

Social snake oil

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.

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!

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.

knowledge-sharing paradox redux

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.” Knowledge-sharing in the Enterprise.

Performance Support

Clark Quinn

Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. Great post by Jay Cross that uses the history of performance support to set up the need for what Jay calls Learnscapes. I've been a long-time believer in EPSS and ePerformance.

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Single-Source Workshop with Bryan Chapman and Xyleme Recap


This original content, or “instance,” is stored in a central repository, where users on any device can access it and create new versions and new material based off of the original.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2002 – The Learning Management System Also: Open Archives, Repositories, Resource Networks It's odd that Weller put e-learning standards chronologically before the LMS because in fact the provenance is the reverse: first came the LMS, and then, much later, came e-learning standards.

Second Waves

Doc Searls

Why not point to the code repositories and say, “Have at it&# ? Here’s a theory: others can make better things with Google Wave’s parts than Google made with Wave itself, the death of which Google announced today.

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.

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.

working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

Established an Online Resource Repository (Decision Support Tools, Case Studies, Tools, Job Aids, & additional information sources).

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!

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in a Treasury Identity Forum organized by the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

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