20-22 October 2005
Europe/Zurich timezone

OAI, Google Scholar and Wikipedia are the answers, but what is the question?

21 Oct 2005, 17:15
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Presentation Library and Publishing Session Library and Publishing Community Presentations


Marlon Domingus (Leiden University, The Netherlands)


Some of the questions raised are: 1. what types of presenting knowledge matter these days - and why? 2. for what type of communities (learning communities, communities focused on innovation) do they matter? What can be learned from the way science works within the rich spectrum of disciplines with respect to providing information: is the scientific method more debate-related or more focused on reproduction of experiments and how could OAI (dataproviders / services) play a role in these different approaches? 3. What is to be expected from different online collaborative – supposedly free - services and what general remarks can be made about their interoperability and functionality? 4. What are the quality assuring mechanisms in different communities and how can we translate these principles to further research or mere fruitful information exchange? I believe these are questions that should be raised to see also more clearly the impact of OAI. Within the Dutch context we have some experience with OAI via the DARE community, which can illustrate specific topics.

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Marlon Domingus (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

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