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Toward a New Knowledge Society

Description of distributed knowledge, contrasted to traditional knowledge by Stephen Downes, Venus seminars 2007

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Is scholarship a conversation?

Is scholarship a conversation? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
“Conversation at Caffe Nero” by ktylerconk on Flickr
A few weeks ago I wrote that I was not too thrilled with the “threshold concept” theory underpinning the new ACRL information literacy framework.
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Waarom Google nu Alphabet heet

Waarom Google nu Alphabet heet | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Google houdt op met bestaan. Het bedrijf heet nu Alphabet. Waarom? Dat blijkt uit dit interne memo.
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Big List of Top Online Collaboration Tools

Big List of Top Online Collaboration Tools | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good https://online-collaboration-tools.zeef.com/robin.good#block_13449_mindmapping-tools Screen Sharing Join.me Screenleap.com ScreenHero FreeScreenSharing UberConference Yuuguu Glance BeamYourScreen 16 more   ...
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Empire of the geeks

Empire of the geeks | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

THE English have Silicon Fen and Silicon Roundabout, the Scots have Silicon Glen. Berlin boasts Silicon Allee, New York Silicon Alley. But the brain of the tech.world is the ecosystem in and around San Francisco. Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs and innovators, technologists and moneymen are busy revolutionising nearly every aspect of the global economy.

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Berkman Center Announces 2015-2016 Community | Berkman Center

Berkman Center Announces 2015-2016 Community | Berkman Center | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will formally join its community in the 2015-2016 academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home for some of the most incisive minds in law, technology, and social science, alongside path-breaking entrepreneurs and activists.

“We’re honored to bring together this exceptional group to engage in much-needed dialogues between technology and policy, and to support each other in the deep exploration of opportunities across emerging and developed economies,” said Berkman’s Executive Director Professor Urs Gasser. 

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The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental

The True Power of MOOCs May Have Been Accidental | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Free online college courses haven't sparked the higher-ed revolution advocates envisioned, but perhaps they could reform education in a way that was largely unintentional.
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LIS Trends: BOOK (2015) Creating Research Infrastructures in 21st-Century Academic Libraries: Conceiving, Funding, and Building New Facilities and Staff

LIS Trends: BOOK (2015) Creating Research Infrastructures in 21st-Century Academic Libraries: Conceiving, Funding, and Building New Facilities and Staff | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
LIS Trends: BOOK (2015) Creating Research Infrastructures in 21st-Century Academic Libraries. http://t.co/GDyiAgpGyU
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Innovation Excellence | 4 Ways to Survive and Thrive in the Era of Black Swans

Innovation Excellence | 4 Ways to Survive and Thrive in the Era of Black Swans | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
About eight years ago, I had a profound professional awakening. In a moment of clarity, I realized that the world was changing far more rapidly than I had ever imagined. I recognized that the traditionally staid world of market research would be turned upside down by a series of cultural and technological currents that would permanently change the landscape and future of an industry.
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The Future of Knowledge Sharing for Development in a Digital Age: Delivering an open and fair digital society.

The Future of Knowledge Sharing for Development in a Digital Age: Delivering an open and fair digital society. | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Rachel Playforth introduces a new report on how digital technologies might contribute to or damage development agendas in the coming years. Through scenario development planning, the project invest...

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Abundant resources and open knowledge is the dream of many in international development and education. What might that really look like in 2030?

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What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem?

What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Africa still has some way to go before it creates a living, functioning, ever-evolving mechanism that supports innovation
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How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
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The Academic Book of the Future: exploring academic practices and expectations for the monograph.

The Academic Book of the Future: exploring academic practices and expectations for the monograph. | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

What does the future hold for academic books? Rebecca Lyons introduces The Academic Book of the Future, a two-year project funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Library in which a 

 cross-disciplinary team from University College London and King’s College London explores how scholarly work in the Arts and Humanities will be produced, read, shared, and preserved in coming years, and investigates key questions around the changing state and modern contexts of the academic book.

What is an academic book?Who reads them?What can technology do to help make academic books more accessible?How can we make sure academic books, whether print or electronic, are kept safe, and preserved effectively?
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Infographic: Research Trends

Infographic: Research Trends | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Infographic: Research Trends http://endnote.com/blog/infographic-research-trends “From the most popular topics in research to a list of countries with the greatest scientific impact – this infographic takes a look at some of the hottest research trends...
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The conversations we need to have about cultural appropriation

The conversations we need to have about cultural appropriation | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
It's not wrong to be vigilant about how we treat cultures that aren't our own. But identifying cultural appropriation is the beginning of a conversation, not the end of it.
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Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU

Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Why the search leader’s antitrust deal fell apart
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

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Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

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Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

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Wikipedia in print beslaat haast 7500 boeken - Blokboek - Communication Nieuws

Wikipedia in print beslaat haast 7500 boeken - Blokboek - Communication Nieuws | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
We weten dat Wikipedia groot is, maar we kunnen niet vatten hoe groot”, zegt Michael Mandiberg, kunstenaar uit New York. Om dat beter te kunnen vatten heeft hij de online encyclopedie dan maar helemaal uitgeprint. Mandiberg heeft er 25 dagen over gedaan om Wikipedia helemaal af te drukken en stelt een deel ervan tentoon in …
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The 5 Paradoxes of Digital Business Leadership

The 5 Paradoxes of Digital Business Leadership | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

No one said this would be easy. Leadership” has historically referred to “industrial leadership” – the managerial styles and structures that served industrial firms well for a century. But the leadership of digital businesses in the post-industrial age is fundamentally different and is defined by five paradoxes. Understanding them can help digital leaders identify and develop the capabilities they will need to transform the firm from a traditional to fully digital enterprise.

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What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This

What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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Innovation Excellence | Here’s What Killed The British Technology Industry

Innovation Excellence | Here’s What Killed The British Technology Industry | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
There is no British Apple, Google or IBM. In fact, only one company on the FTSE 100 is a computer firm. The story of how that happened is more than a mere historical curiosity, but offers important lessons for how to foster technology and innovation.
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New Article: “Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far” | LJ INFOdocket

New Article: “Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far” | LJ INFOdocket | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
From the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine. Title Linked Data URIs and Libraries: The Story So Far Authors Ioannis Papadakis Ionian University, Corfu, Greece Konstantinos Kyprianos Ionian University Michalis Stefanidakis Ionian University Source D-Lib Magazine May/June 2015...
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The Key Value of Content Curation: Enhancing Who We Are

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"When we curate content online, it enhances who we are, both in the sense of... - we learn things, and we help to define ourselves by understanding our own interests - and in a more external way, by allowing other people to better understand who we are.

 

It becomes part of our ethos, part of our personal brand."

 

Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University offers an interesting insight into why curation is such a valuable activity for humankind by pointing out that our efforts to gather, collect and order the information chaos surrounding us, is a critical activity to understand ourselves, to learn more about anything, to make sense of the world we live in.

 

Even at the lowest, most amateurish level of social sharing or bookmarking, our best efforts to collect and order information, even when they are imperfect, incomplete or even inaccurate, do have great value.

 

The value is in the opportunity we create for others to discover, to get a better hint or a better understanding, of what we have collected and sorted. And even when collecting is a personal act of self-expression or a reflection of a pet interest, still, there is value, as "people are a very important way by which we can order our understanding of the world".

 

Content curation enhances who we are because it helps us Understand and Navigate the world we live in through someone else eyes and experience.

 

 

Inspiring. Truthful. Great perspective from which to look and appreciate the full value of curation.

 

Highly recommended. 10/10

 

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKu3HBEgtZ4&feature=youtu.be

 

Original full video lecture by Dr. Gideon Burton:https://youtu.be/JUvdnhanDjU

 

 

Dr. Gideon Burton:

http://english.byu.edu/faculty/gideon-burton

http://burton.byu.edu/

https://twitter.com/wakingtiger

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideonburton

 

The Forest of Rethoric an example of valuable content curation created by Dr. Gideon Burton 
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/

 


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"When we curate content online, it enhances who we are, both in the sense of... - we learn things, and we help to define ourselves by understanding our own interests - and in a more external way, by allowing other people to better understand who we are.


It becomes part of our ethos, part of our personal brand."


Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University offers an interesting insight into why curation is such a valuable activity for humankind by pointing out that our efforts to gather, collect and order the information chaos surrounding us, is a critical activity to understand ourselves, to learn more about anything, to make sense of the world we live in.


Even at the lowest, most amateurish level of social sharing or bookmarking, our best efforts to collect and order information, even when they are imperfect, incomplete or even inaccurate, do have great value.


The value is in the opportunity we create for others to discover, to get a better hint or a better understanding, of what we have collected and sorted. And even when collecting is a personal act of self-expression or a reflection of a pet interest, still, there is value, as "people are a very important way by which we can order our understanding of the world".


Content curation enhances who we are because it helps us Understand and Navigate the world we live in through someone else eyes and experience.



Inspiring. Truthful. Great perspective from which to look and appreciate the full value of curation.


Highly recommended. 10/10


Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKu3HBEgtZ4&feature=youtu.be


Original full video lecture by Dr. Gideon Burton: https://youtu.be/JUvdnhanDjU



Dr. Gideon Burton:

http://english.byu.edu/faculty/gideon-burton

http://burton.byu.edu/

https://twitter.com/wakingtiger

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideonburton


The Forest of Rethoric an example of valuable content curation created by Dr. Gideon Burton
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/






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Rheingold's 'Net Smart' for learning – EFF13

Rheingold's 'Net Smart' for learning – EFF13 | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
US social media expert Howard Rheingold kicks off Rethinking how we learn from Norway next week

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Multiple Languages, Single Platforms: the World Digital Library

Multiple Languages, Single Platforms: the World Digital Library | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Multilingual does not always mean multiple accounts or websites. Increasingly, multilingual content is delivered in an integrated way, with two (or more!) languages delivered on the same website, app, or social media platform.

The World Digital Library (WDL) is one example of how multiple languages can be incorporated on single platforms. The WDL is a hub for cultural artifacts that includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, photographs, sound recordings, and films. The WDL website is available in seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The WDL Twitter account, @WDLorg, posts tweets in those seven languages, as well.

WDL is a project of the Library of Congress and is supported by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and by libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.




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The World Digital Library (WDL) is one example of how multiple languages can be incorporated on single platforms.

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Value of Academic Libraries Report » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

Value of Academic Libraries Report » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

A model for how/what we should be reporting as impact: ACRL Value of Academic Libraries. http://t.co/AX7OO3ZeCv #assessment


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Data for Health: Learning What Works

Data for Health: Learning What Works | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The rise of health data—from personal health apps to electronic health records—present a new way to analyze health trends. An RWJF advisory committee studied the data and shares insights to inform policies that promote better population health.
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