Share 2.0: Open Knowledge for the Public Interest in a Web 2.0 World

Share 2.0: Open Knowledge for the Public Interest in a Web 2.0 World
Presentation at FIPSE Annual Directors Meeting
Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC. Tuesday, February 13, 2007
[pdf of presentation coming soon]

Description: This presentation will look at the general question of how we can help scholars to share their knowledge and digital resources in support of research, teaching, and public service (especially for K-12) using the new practices and technologies of the developing second-generation web. We will build from the work of the UC Berkeley Scholar’s Box FIPSE project to the look at the following broad themes:

  • How we can lower the barriers for faculty and graduate students to create digital scholarly collections that both add value to the campus and can be shared for re-use by the public.
  • The last several years have witnessed the growth of a major evolution in the web infrastructure and social software that is available for all citizens to create their own social media, to access and re-mix digital cultural heritage materials, and to participate in the public sphere. What are some of the key characteristics of this “web 2.0” world. And how can universities use and guide these new public technologies and social practices to support digital scholarship that benefits the public.
  • How can we put in place a core foundation of public licensing, digital preservation, and archiving to enable the sharing and re-use of digital scholarly collections.
  • How do we design digital collections that higher education and K-12 faculty can use to support inquiry based learning and knowledge creation by their students.


David A. Greenbaum, Director, FIPSE Scholar’s Box Project; Director, Data Services, Information Services and Technology, UC Berkeley

Michael Ashley, Anthropology Department; New Program Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer, UC Berkeley

Noah Wittman, Program Manager, FIPSE Scholar’s Box Project, UC Berkeley


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