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Inaccessible American Anthropology

Alex Golub describes in positive terms the recent announcement, by the main anthropological association in the United States (AAA), that some older articles from a newsletter (AN) and an academic journal (AA) will not require a paid subscription to be downloaded directly. via Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » […]

Selling Myself Long

Been attending sessions by Meri Aaron Walker about online methods to get paid for our expertise. Meri coaches teachers about those issues. MAWSTOOLBOX.COM There’s also a LearnHub “course”: Jumpstart Your Online Teaching Career. Some notes, on my own thinking about monetization of expertise. Still draft-like, but RERO is my battle cry. Some obstacles to my […]

The H-Bomb in Open Access to Scholarship

As confirmed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has just adopted a groundbreaking mandate “that requires faculty members to allow the university to make their scholarly articles available free online.” Some coverage elsewhere: The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: The Case for Open Access Harvard faculty considers open […]

Concordia Repository

In the Concordia Journal, an enthusiastic write-up about Harnad’s recent talk on Open Access self-archiving. Increasing the impact of the academy William Curran, head of Concordia’s Library, said in an email that “the whole philosophy and pedagogical role of the library ‘business’ is to provide access, i.e., open access to the compendium of the world’s […]

Post-Book Culture

Interesting post about Google’s history-tracking Web History service. In my mind, this service has a lot of potential if it can do some of what Spurl.net, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, ma.gnolia.com, Google Reader’s star and share features, and other “social bookmarking” systems can do. The ideal blogging tool, for me, is one which has enough access to […]

Creative Inquiry

This should be interesting. My proposal for a session at the Spirit of Inquiry conference has been accepted. Here is the description which should appear in the conference program: Free, Open, Flexible: Rethinking Learning Materials Online Alexandre Enkerli, Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University Considered as a whole, learning materials such as textbooks […]

Internet 6 or Web 2.0: Video Edition

[Update May 21, 2007: Trackbacks closed because of spam.] This is getting fun! Which is faster? Communication in a relatively small group of academics, “viral marketing” from Internet celebrities, or blogs by entreprising Web-savvy people? In this case, seems like the latter has an advantage. Not that it matters. But it’s interesting, in the context […]