How academic libraries can support Wikimedia (& vice versa) - Martin Poulter at Repo Fringe 2016
From Ewan McAndrew on September 14th, 2016
This excerpt is from his keynote: “Your OERs will outlive you: Open Education in the long term” delivered on Day 1 of Repository Fringe 2016 hosted by the University of Edinburgh on 1st & 2nd August 2016.
This talk is about the seeming paradox of the long-term sustainability of educational resources which need continuous evolution to stay relevant. The preservation of the utility of educational content is more challenging than just preserving that content. I will defend a web-of-knowledge approach rather than an atomistic approach. In the increasing ubiquity of these webs of knowledge justifies optimism about the sustainability of open educational resources and communities.
Full talk available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1QF7vM5Ed0
More details on Repository Fringe here: http://rfringe16.blogs.edina.ac.uk/