Open Data, Open Minds Highlight SPARC Digital Repository Meeting
In LibraryJournal.com By David Rapp Nov 11, 2010
Excerpt “The 2010 SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) Digital Repositories Meeting this week managed to combine serious talk about the challenges of open data, examining both successes and failures, with an efficient and informative showcase, the Innovation Fair, featuring rapid-fire presentations of tools and services from institutional repositories (IR).
Keynoter Michael Nielsen, a quantum computation pioneer and science blogger, has recently turned his full attention to issues surrounding scientific collaboration, with a strong focus on open data. He began by comparing a blog post by mathematician Tim Gowers on the concept of crowdsourced collaboration to solve mathematics problems with similar calls for collaboration by Linux developer Linus Torvalds and Wikipedia developer Larry Sanger.”