Monthly Archives: February 2008

Repositories- time to reconsider

Recent Discussions such as Andy Powells Repositories through the looking glass/Repositories followup, hits a chord with me- after working around this area since 2000.  While there are examples of institutional repositories (including ours at CLI) which are serving the purposes … Continue reading

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Filters a no go

Seems like another argument against net filters is emerging as the previous Fed Govs NetAlert campaign undergoes a rethink. Piece by Heath Gilmour claims that the Rudd Government has branded a failure the $85 million software filter scheme to protect … Continue reading

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Waiting for the revolution

Reading today in the SMH about the demise in the record industry, seems to have parallels and similar lessons for education.  Firstly the industry is based on flawed assumptions: Generic business mode Monopoly on information Single source providors Users can’t … Continue reading

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Participating in the INformation economy

After having all my computer gear knocked out in a recent electrical storm- I’m still workng through renewing and networking my home systems. Only a few years back we were all satisfied to have a stand alone computer with a … Continue reading

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Net Alert-Coonans legacy

  Another legacy of the Howard gov. is revealed in the uncovering of misinformation provided in its advertising campaign warning of the dangers of the Net and in particular social networking sites. Peter Marees’ report exposes  the campaign was based on … Continue reading

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