Friday, July 15, 2005

Wikis - Chron of Higher Ed article

Disaster Reporting via Wikis
from The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog Education-technology news from around the Web from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Basically reports on a blog entry demonstrating how a wiki works using the London bombings entry on the Wikipedia as a example.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New international study demonstrates worldwide readiness for Open Access mandate

A wide-ranging new international study across all disciplines has found that over 80 per cent of academic researchers the world over would willingly comply with a mandate to deposit copies of their articles in an institutional repository.

The findings of the study, carried out by Key Perspectives Ltd, for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK, have been greeted by Southampton’s Professor Stevan Harnad as ‘a historic turning point in the worldwide research community’s progress towards 100 per cent Open Access’.

quoted from Innovations Report June 23, 2005