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Are we prepared to share at all?

Creating content and not sharing it: why is it so quiet in so many repositories?

In this article: http://www.surfspace.nl/nl/themas/Toetsen/Artikelen/Pages/artikel_reporitories_WinnipsPortier.aspx. Koos Winnips and Stanley Portier wonder why there is not more sharing today with the growth in numbers of online repositories and the popularity of Web 2.0.

As an example of a sharing organization they are mentioning TU Delft OpenCoursWare 

TU Delft OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.tudelft.nl) is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. These courses are related to several Msc programs. An important issue here is that the development of the OpenCourseWare initiative is explicitly supported by the board of directors: “The university’s core tasks include delivering know-how and building knowledge networks in an international context”. Statistical analysis has showed that the TU Delft courses are used in a worldwide context, which makes it an excellent showcase. The university hopes to attract more (international) PhD students by publishing high quality courseware.

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