Martin Poulter on Histropedia at Repository Fringe 2016
From Ewan McAndrew on September 14th, 2016
Wikidata is a Wikimedia project creating a structured database to support Wikipedia and it’s sister projects. By using this powerful resource, Histropedia are able to create an advanced filter and query system that will allow custom timelines to be created in seconds.
Dr Martin Poulter is the past Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, former Wikimedia Ambassador for Jisc, and promotes open education in the Economics Network based at the University of Bristol.
This excerpt is from his keynote address: “Your OERs will outlive you: Open Education in the long term” during Repository Fringe 2016 hosted by the University of Edinburgh.
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.