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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Andrea, Thank you for the feedback! It s great to hear of such connections made! Andrius
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 8, 2006
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      Andrea, Thank you for the feedback! It's great to hear of such
      connections made! Andrius

      Andrea Mills - Innovation Lab wrote:

      >Dear Andrius,
      >
      >Thank you for the head-up.
      >The Digital Alexandria P2P project sounds interesting.
      >Even more interesting that we can know of each other through your community
      >:)
      >
      >I contacted Max for a trial copy of it to be tested in our lab.
      >
      >Thanks, and let's keep in touch.
      >
      >Cheers,
      >Andrea
      >
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      >
      >-----Messaggio originale-----
      >Da: livingbytruth@yahoogroups.com [mailto:livingbytruth@yahoogroups.com] Per
      >conto di Andrius Kulikauskas
      >Inviato: lunedì 7 agosto 2006 19.52
      >A: minciu_sodas_en@yahoogroups.com
      >Cc: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com; minciu_sodas_IT@yahoogroups.com;
      >livingbytruth@yahoogroups.com
      >Oggetto: [livingbytruth] Digital Alexandria - "peer to peer" archives
      >
      >Massimiliano,
      >
      >Thank you for your reply to my letter about the Open Content workshop.
      >I'm very impressed by what you're accomplishing http://www.bdaweb.net
      >
      >Yes, a "peer-to-peer" (P2P) approach is very relevant.
      >
      >I share your letter with our groups. Let's think how we might use your
      >software! It seems that you are focusing on papers. How would this
      >work with learning objects, for example, courses? Or with letters such
      >as we are writing? For example, at our lab we have written 15,000
      >letters and we are making them available at http://www.ms.lt
      >
      >I note also that you received funding from the Regione Emilia-Romagna.
      >Andrea Mills's Italy Innovation Lab is in Piacenza and they might be
      >interested in your project.
      >
      >What would be the next step in using your software? Yes, please send me
      >a copy. Is there anybody here who would be interested to try out this
      >software and help us understand how we might use it?
      >
      >Andrius
      >
      >Andrius Kulikauskas
      >Minciu Sodas
      >http://www.ms.lt
      >ms@...
      >+370 (699) 30003
      >Vilnius, Lithuania
      >
      >
      >Massimiliano Simoncini wrote:
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      >
      >>Dear Andrius and all
      >>
      >>I read your letter with great interest.
      >>
      >>As you may remember, the creation of open content and
      >>open archives is right part of my work and the team I lead.
      >>The fruits of our works I think may be of help as far
      >>as sharing of open content and creation of networks of
      >>people are concerned (www.bdaweb.net).
      >>
      >>We are now working on a couple of project on e-learning with
      >>partners here in Bologna and Bruxelles, so I feel involved
      >>in this issue.
      >>
      >>Reading your letter, I felt a good vibration as I noticed
      >>that we stepped into similar problems, giving them similar
      >>interpretations.
      >>
      >>In particular, I think that the second project contains
      >>a little stroke of genius.
      >>One of the principal problems of open archives is to
      >>populate them. Will an archive be working or not, much
      >>depends on the interest of final users but... how to
      >>stimulate interest?
      >>A temporary answer to this could be... I don't care:
      >>let's make lots of tries, then analize them and try to
      >>understand why some worked and others didn't.
      >>
      >>Here comes, I think, the problem of the technical tool to use,
      >>that you addressed few lines after.
      >>
      >>It should be fast to learn, fast to use, and fast to deploy,
      >>so that could be used by IT NON-specialist people, with no help
      >>and little time; in this way, use cases may multiply, and here
      >>is were the sw we developped may help.
      >>
      >>Another very important issue is the presence of additional
      >>services that may build interest about the content and then
      >>use of it, with the ultimate result of creating an active
      >>community of people around the content and the services
      >>offered. We tried to give a practical answer to this, by
      >>creating synergy between a P2P tool and a web based community.
      >>The P2P creates the network (public and/or private), makes the
      >>content available (public and/or private), gives communication
      >>functionalities, cast the public content on an automatic web
      >>page, building something between a content archive and a
      >>network of people.
      >>When I say P2P, don't think to Napster, you may miss something :o))
      >>
      >>Briefly, anyone who wants to start working in practice with
      >>the creation of open content and a network of users, may
      >>use Archivemaker to put apart any technical concern and
      >>build a network/archive in very little time, sparing time
      >>for thinking about the social part of the problem.
      >>To request it, just write to me (it's free, of course).
      >>
      >>Last but not least, all the network created with AM may
      >>be federated or merged at any time with very little effort.
      >>
      >>
      >>Max
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