Wikipedia founder to help in government’s research scheme | Science | The Guardian

The UK government (not my favourite government on the whole) is making great strides towards openness, bringing Jimmy Wales in to help make all academic and other public-funded research openly available and, interestingly, socially enabled. This should help to ensure the demise of the increasingly ludicrous closed model of academic publication. A great initiative, with a target of opening everything up within two years. It is hard to see how the big academic publishers will survive this assault. Good.

Address of the bookmark: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/01/wikipedia-research-jimmy-wales-online

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair.
I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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