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Research collaborations across universities walls

I run across this researchers’ network site which is quite impressive, at least in its potentials. Go to  One could construct virtual departments across the world, according to people specific or broad research interest, thus facilitating information and communication and share projects. Few names from UEL and HSS are already there.

University commons

Here is an article by David Bollier on the “Renaissance of the Science Commons“. It outlines few basic dynamic of academic communities to produce and share knowledge  in spite of corporate and institutional pressures for enclosing research within propriety rights fences.  Bollier identifies three means at the disposal of researchers  to regain control over their work “1) commons made possible by new software architectures; 2) commons based on innovative legal structures; and 3) institutional commons.”