9 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2017
    1. Conversely, western pedagogy continues to deal with content predominantly in the abstract form, in spite of attempts to contextualise subject matter.

      This jumps out at me as a major difference between the two systems of learning. Indigenous: highly contextualised with a strong sense of place versus Western: pedagogy deals with content in the abstract in spite of attempts to contextualise. What do you think?

  2. Feb 2017
    1. 3. Suzanne Briet, Qu est-ce que la documentation? (Paris: Éditions documentaires industrielles et techniques, 1951), 7. English translation by R.E. Day, L. Martinet and H. G.B. Anghelescu, What is Documentation? (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006).

      Must read Briet

    2. By most contemporary standards the document is an object (physical or electronic) on which information is recorded. It would thus have two dimensions, the medium and the content. But this dual presentation is insufficient: it obscures the social function that lends the documentary function to both medium and contents. A good illustration of this ambiguity can be found in the legal framework for information technology of Quebec.4 Quebec law is interesting in this respect because, it tries to define a document beyond the medium it uses by paying attention to information. We can read in Article 3 of the 2001 law this definition: Information inscribed on a medium constitutes a document. The information is delimited and structured, according to the medium used, by tangible or logical features and is intelligible in the form of words, sounds or images. On the face of it, this passage defines a document only in terms of its medium and of its contents. These contents, moreover, are viewed as independent of the medium. But the appearance is deceptive. On the one hand, it is precisely because the document has a function-that of transmission of evidence-that we need a law to define it. We must, indeed, be sure that the object we are talking about will perform this function in the new digital environment. On the other hand, it is indeed because the content can pass from one medium to another that Quebec has tried to define in law the link between one and the other to ensure that the documentary function is preserved.

      very interesting contemporary legal view of what is a document

    1. We increasingly live in an age of hard-fought-for and, at times, diminishing transparency: in government;  in media; and now, at times, in scholarly communication.

      See here for example:

  3. Jul 2016
    1. UTS ePRESS journal article downloads more than doubled from 199,673 in 2013 to over 500,000 in 2014. To build on this significant success we would like to ask you, our authors, to promote your own ePRESS (and other) works through your own social, scholarly and traditional media networks.  As all journal content published by UTS ePRESS since March 31st 2014 is CC BY you are free to do the following:

      this is spot on!

  4. May 2016
    1. Work on exploitation arising from asymmetries of information is an important example.

      What is being referred to when "asymmetries of information" is mentioned? Could the open access (to scholarly publishing) movement help to reshape this asymmetry to be more symmetric?

  5. Mar 2016
    1. Key for me, in this article, is this paragraph (above). We'd like the scholars to do both types of writing/communication when they can. To do their scholarship then to communicate their work with the world that supports them! See here for Alan Alda and science communication:

  6. Jan 2016
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      Great to see the possibility of annotating the web openly becoming a reality!