Posts tagged "Higher Education"

Repositories in the Cloud? Why on earth not?!

To be honest, I’ve never fully understood Higher Education’s penchant for building ‘institutional repositories.’ These frequently under-populated aggregations of academic papers produced by ‘research active’ employees of a particular university appear aligned almost exclusively to vaguely expressed institutional imperatives, and seem largely unrelated to either the selfish aspirations of the contributing authors or the tangible...

Talking with Thanassis Tiropanis about Higher Education and the Semantic Web

Earlier this month, I wrote about the Higher Education sector’s interest in the opportunities presented by use of semantic technologies. Today I published a podcast with Thanassis Tiropanis, project manager for the recently finished SemTech report and co-organiser of a workshop on Semantic Web applications for learning and teaching which takes place in Nice on...

Examining the Linked Data opportunity; the case of Higher Education

Image via Wikipedia Regardless of where you stand on some of the questions of detail with respect to the Linked Data meme, it’s clear that significant enthusiasm is being marshalled behind both the concept and the opportunities that it promises. Dion Hinchcliffe looks at some of the means by which enterprise data can be more...