Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cohuman – Share and Track Tasks with Coworkers and Friends

June 30, 2010

Cohuman – Share and Track Tasks with Coworkers and Friends
http://cohuman.com/

Imagine a social network for your tasks. When you share tasks with coworkers and friends, Cohuman is aware of how all your tasks are related. That’s what Cohuman is – a Task Network. In the same way you keep track of your colleagues and friends via services like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, they empower you to get status updates on all the tasks you’re connected to. Cohuman is a coordination solution, not a collaboration solution. There’s a difference. Collaboration seeks to share knowledge, or achieve consensus – many people holding hands. Email threads, project management tools, wikis and the like allow us to collaborate and be on the same page – literally. But they have failed us spectacularly when it comes to identifying our priorities or remembering what we’ve asked others to do. Coordination is the defining characteristic of being organized. Coordination is about knowing who needs to do what when, and having insight into the status of things. Cohuman seeks to coordinate your tasks and the tasks of those around you so that everyone knows precisely what they need to do. That’s what they are aiming for. A solution that will allow you to: 1) See everything you need to do in one place and prioritize your day; 2) Share tasks with others and follow their status; 3) Reduce the amount of emails you receive and send to others; and 4) Trust you are not forgetting to do anything. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses

June 30, 2010

Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses
http://sir.sagepub.com/

Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses is a peer-reviewed, bilingual academic quarterly, serving scholars who work in a wide range of sub-fields in religious studies and theological studies. It publishes scholarly articles of interest to specialists, but written so as to be intelligible to other scholars who wish to keep informed of current scholarship. It also features articles that focus, in a timely and critically reflective manner, on intellectual, professional and institutional issues in the scholarly study of religion, as well as notices that inform scholars of activities and developments in religious studies and theological studies across Canada and throughout the world. This has been added to Theology Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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SCORE – Support Centre for Open Resourcers in Education

June 30, 2010

SCORE – Support Centre for Open Resourcers in Education
http://www8.open.ac.uk/score//about-score

SCORE is based at the Open University and funded by HEFCE as a three year project (2009-2012) to support individuals, projects, institutions and programmes across the higher education sector in England as they engage with creating, sharing and using open educational resources (OER). SCORE draws on the OU’s experience from a range of successful OER projects, including OpenLearn which by April 2008 had published 5,400 learning hours of course content in the LearningSpace and 8100 hours in LabSpace (an area allowing easy remixing, translation and redeposit by registered users). The OER published covers a full range of Open University subject areas from introductory to postgraduate level. All of this content is available for reuse by learners and teachers under an open license. The SCORE project will extend this collection, reflecting sector priorities in its selection of new material and support individuals, projects and institurtions in publishing into LabSpace and dissemination across other collections and repositories. SCORE aims to:

•disseminate skills for populating and maintaining open content sites;

•build evidence of the impact of open educational resources in higher education

•support the establishment of a legal framework to address IP/rights management issues;

•support the creation of common standards for the design of content and sites, facilitating exchange of materials across the sector;

•deepen sector-wide understanding of the needs and behaviours of users of open content material, and disseminate national and international research findings;

•facilitate engagement of UK OER activities within international developments, particularly the Open Courseware Consortium and the European MORIL Project.

This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Public Working Draft of RDFa API

June 30, 2010

Public Working Draft of RDFa API
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rdfa-api-20100608/

The RDFa Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of the “RDFa API.” RDFa API provides a mechanism that allows Web-based applications using documents containing “RDFa” markup to extract and utilize structured data in a way that is useful to developers. The specification details how a developer may extract, store and query structured data contained within one or more RDFa-enabled documents. The design of the system is modular and allows multiple pluggable extraction and storage mechanisms supporting not only RDFa, but also Microformats, Microdata, and other structured data formats. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Cohuman – Share and Track Tasks with Coworkers and Friends

June 30, 2010

Cohuman – Share and Track Tasks with Coworkers and Friends
http://cohuman.com/

Imagine a social network for your tasks. When you share tasks with coworkers and friends, Cohuman is aware of how all your tasks are related. That’s what Cohuman is – a Task Network. In the same way you keep track of your colleagues and friends via services like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, they empower you to get status updates on all the tasks you’re connected to. Cohuman is a coordination solution, not a collaboration solution. There’s a difference. Collaboration seeks to share knowledge, or achieve consensus – many people holding hands. Email threads, project management tools, wikis and the like allow us to collaborate and be on the same page – literally. But they have failed us spectacularly when it comes to identifying our priorities or remembering what we’ve asked others to do. Coordination is the defining characteristic of being organized. Coordination is about knowing who needs to do what when, and having insight into the status of things. Cohuman seeks to coordinate your tasks and the tasks of those around you so that everyone knows precisely what they need to do. That’s what they are aiming for. A solution that will allow you to: 1) See everything you need to do in one place and prioritize your day; 2) Share tasks with others and follow their status; 3) Reduce the amount of emails you receive and send to others; and 4) Trust you are not forgetting to do anything. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses

June 30, 2010

Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses
http://sir.sagepub.com/

Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses is a peer-reviewed, bilingual academic quarterly, serving scholars who work in a wide range of sub-fields in religious studies and theological studies. It publishes scholarly articles of interest to specialists, but written so as to be intelligible to other scholars who wish to keep informed of current scholarship. It also features articles that focus, in a timely and critically reflective manner, on intellectual, professional and institutional issues in the scholarly study of religion, as well as notices that inform scholars of activities and developments in religious studies and theological studies across Canada and throughout the world. This has been added to Theology Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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SCORE – Support Centre for Open Resourcers in Education

June 30, 2010

SCORE – Support Centre for Open Resourcers in Education
http://www8.open.ac.uk/score//about-score

SCORE is based at the Open University and funded by HEFCE as a three year project (2009-2012) to support individuals, projects, institutions and programmes across the higher education sector in England as they engage with creating, sharing and using open educational resources (OER). SCORE draws on the OU’s experience from a range of successful OER projects, including OpenLearn which by April 2008 had published 5,400 learning hours of course content in the LearningSpace and 8100 hours in LabSpace (an area allowing easy remixing, translation and redeposit by registered users). The OER published covers a full range of Open University subject areas from introductory to postgraduate level. All of this content is available for reuse by learners and teachers under an open license. The SCORE project will extend this collection, reflecting sector priorities in its selection of new material and support individuals, projects and institurtions in publishing into LabSpace and dissemination across other collections and repositories. SCORE aims to:

•disseminate skills for populating and maintaining open content sites;

•build evidence of the impact of open educational resources in higher education

•support the establishment of a legal framework to address IP/rights management issues;

•support the creation of common standards for the design of content and sites, facilitating exchange of materials across the sector;

•deepen sector-wide understanding of the needs and behaviours of users of open content material, and disseminate national and international research findings;

•facilitate engagement of UK OER activities within international developments, particularly the Open Courseware Consortium and the European MORIL Project.

This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Public Working Draft of RDFa API

June 30, 2010

Public Working Draft of RDFa API
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-rdfa-api-20100608/

The RDFa Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of the “RDFa API.” RDFa API provides a mechanism that allows Web-based applications using documents containing “RDFa” markup to extract and utilize structured data in a way that is useful to developers. The specification details how a developer may extract, store and query structured data contained within one or more RDFa-enabled documents. The design of the system is modular and allows multiple pluggable extraction and storage mechanisms supporting not only RDFa, but also Microformats, Microdata, and other structured data formats. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Employment Online Resources

June 29, 2010

Employment Online Resources
http://www.llrx.com/features/employmentonlineresources2010.htm

This just released featured guide on LLRX.com for researchers by Marcus P. Zillman is a comprehensive bibliography of resources and sites comprising the latest and most comprehensive, reliable content and value added information currently available on this subject via the Internet.

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Gluster Community for the Gluster Storage Platform an Open Source Clustered Storage Solution

June 29, 2010

Gluster Community for the Gluster Storage Platform an Open Source Clustered Storage Solution
http://www.gluster.org/

Gluster community is the source for all resources about downloading, installing, and running Gluster Storage Platform. Gluster Storage Platform is an open source clustered storage solution. The software is a powerful and flexible solution that simplifies the task of managing unstructured file data whether you have a few terabytes of storage or multiple petabytes. Gluster Storage Platform integrates the file system, an operating system layer, and a web-based management interface and installer. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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