Open Metadata und Open Science in den Massenmedien

Eine kleine, feine Presseschau dieses Wochenendes:

Anne Eisenberg, A Cozy Book Club, in a Virtual Reading Room (New York Times, 4.3.2007):

But the swift, accurate cataloguing of her books is not what she prizes most about LibraryThing.

â??I love the social aspect,â? she said.

Many social connections thrive at the site. Although members can keep all details of their online catalog private, most choose to display their libraries, so Ms. Havemann can learn about other membersâ?? collections just as she might if she visited their homes.

For example, software on the site shows her who else among the members has the same titles she has. All the information is listed by user name, which does not have to be oneâ??s real name; that means bookworms can remain anonymous while sharing the details of their collections. There are more than 1,500 discussion groups on the site, too, as well as shared information on the tags or descriptive words that members use to keep track of their books.

(Via Steven Cohen, Library Stuff)

Don Tapscott und Anthony D. Williams, The New Science of Sharing (BusinessWeek 2.3.2007):

Just as the Enlightenment ushered in a new organizational model of knowledge creation, the same technological and demographic forces that are turning the Web into a massive collaborative work space are helping to transform the realm of science into an increasingly open and collaborative endeavor. Yes, the Web was, in fact, invented as a way for scientists to share information. But advances in storage, bandwidth, software, and computing power are pushing collaboration to the next level. Call it Science 2.0.

(Via Glyn Moody, open…)