Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Hm. How about a post on repositories that begins, "Our current approach, fundamentally, is totally, completely, utterly wrong, isn't it?" Thus Brian Kelly links to Panlibus which channels Andy Powell: "...our focus on the 'institution' as the home of repository services is not aligned with the social networks used by scholars, meaning that we will find it very difficult to build tools that are compelling to those people we want to use them." Quite right, I would say. And we also have Paul Walk, who agrees, with caveats: "a resource-oriented-architecture (eg., a Web 2.0-style REST architecture) and the service-oriented-approaches being encouraged by the e-Framework could complement each other if intelligently and judiciously applied." Brian Kelly adds more voices to this discussion, well worth a look to catch a sight of the shifting waters.

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