A revolution in the sharing of knowledge…

Transforming e-Knowledge
TABLE OF CONTENTS     Technologies, Standards, and Marketplaces for e-Knowledge   © SCUP 2003
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Repositories and Emerging e-Knowledge Marketplaces (continued)



Chapter 4

Technologies, Standards, and Marketplaces for e-Knowledge

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Australian Le@rning Federation — Learning Object Exchange. Funded by State and Federal governments of Australia and New Zealand, the Le@rning Federation is developing an online exchange of high quality, reusable, and curriculum content that will support teachers in improving educational outcomes for K-12 students.


Campus Alberta Repository of Educational Objects (CAREO). An educational object repository of multidisciplinary teaching materials jointly developed by the Universities of Alberta and Calgary in cooperation with the Canadian BELLE (Broadband Enabled Lifelong Learning Environment) project and CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research in Industry and Education).


Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER). A UK-based initiative that provides access to quality assured information resources on the Internet, including collections of scholarly journals, abstracts, manuscripts, maps, music scores, images, moving pictures, and sounds.



EducaNext. A consortium of European universities, has developed a 'universal' brokerage platform enabling the creation and sharing of knowledge for higher education in Europe.


Educational Object Economy (EOE) Foundation. Positioned as a research and development “learning-community,” the EOE builds standards-based tools that promote the use and testing of shared educational objects and open-source components-based software. It has a significant collection of java-based learning objects.


Health Education Assets Library (HEAL). Initiated by the University of California (Los Angeles), HEAL is now a collaboration involving the Association of American Medical Colleges and the (US) National Library of Medicine. Through developing a standards-based framework, it provides educators with free access to distributed collections of high-quality multimedia materials (such as images and videos) to augment health science education.



Scholarly, Cultural, and Scientific Repositories

  • JSTOR — an archive of scholarly journal www.jstor.com
  • DSpace — an MIT superarchive aimed at “capturing, distributing, and preserving the intellectual output of MIT” web.mit.edu/dspace/live/home.html
  • PictureAustralia — a distributed repository of cultural significance contributed to by galleries and libraries in Australia and New Zealand www.pictureaustralia.org
  • GEODISE (Grid-Enabled Optimization and Design Search for Engineering) — grid based access to a knowledge repository www.geodise.org/
  • eScholarship at the University of California Digital Library
  • OSU Knowledge Bank — Ohio State University scholarly repository www.lib.ohio-state.edu/LibInfo/ scholarcom/ Kbproposal.html


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