I thought gadgetgirl said it best: "I thought links were supposed to be the equivalent of citations. Will the universities be monitoring the references lists in essays submitted via e-mail as well? If you're going to do stupid, might as well do it all the way..."
I used the term "bone-headed" in a recent session for the Information Without Borders conference, so we can now add bone-stupid to the Access Copyright lexicon.
This editorial by Canada's Governor-General seems to me a passionate statement in support of open access and open data, not to mention the fundamental commitment for scientists and knowledge seekers in all disciplines to share their knowledge freely. Canada's new poster child for the fundamental role of libraries in achieving this goal?
The diplomacy of knowledge DAVID JOHNSTON Governor-general of Canada
The Globe and Mail (Atlantic Edition)
17 February, 2012
It is perhaps the defining question of our time: How to tackle the complex, interrelated challenges of the 21st century in a coherent and effective way?
The answer, I am convinced, lies in what I call the diplomacy of knowledge, defined as our ability an...read more...
MGI studied big data in five domains—healthcare in the United States, the public sector in Europe, retail in the United States, and manufacturing and personal-location data globally. Big data can generate value in each.
Not the standard review of big data we see in the academic sector, but a useful discussion of the economic value and opportunities inherent in data. At the very least it will provide some good numbers for your next application for funds to steward data.
The Research Data Canada Report has been released. This is still the only national Project with legs and a "mandate" from a wide cross section of Canada's research data-generating organizations, so I recommend a read for those interested in stewarding research data. I hope that we see some action on the creation of a group to carry this work forward soon, as we continue to lag behind most other jurisdictions this context.
I know, this is a month old, but it is the latest Islandora release :-)
Islandora has been updated to version 11.3.1. This minor release addresses a bug in the 11.3.0 release - all users of Islandora 11.3.0 should update to 11.3.1. More details can be found on the Release Notes and Downloads page.