Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
More on Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE). This article outlines some of the thinking behind ORE and offers a description of some of the major functions (or elements) of the new initiative. Again , I don't see anything particularly new here, except that is is creeping federation entering the world of OAI. And so I ask (as I did throughout the eduSource project) do we need a system of learning and research data exchange that is inaccessible to most people? Yes yes, I know, this sort of thing isn't explicit in the proposal. But why the use of OpenURL (which sends a different resource to people depending on the 'context' of the request)? The article says it plainly: "This work reflects growing interest in the notion of repository federation." Do we need some sort of special internet that consists of research libraries only? Mark my words.

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