Università degli studi di Milano |IN3 – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya<br />M. Ciastellardi, U. Eccli, F. Perotta<br />Kn...
“If It Works, It’s Obsolete”<br />M. McLuhan<br />
Whatis obsolete… and stillworks?<br />Elementsfocused in the project<br />Copyright<br />Books<br />…endless design<br />
Whatis Open Archipelago?<br />OA Project core idea<br /><ul><li>Open Archipelago (OA) is a framework (prototype) to collec...
OA consists of a main web server platform (Archipelago) and different localized PAC-kiosks (Isles: SEELE and PEOPLE distri...
OA is a project oriented to the research environment (Universities, libraries, etc.)
It is a cooperative open project developed with the collaboration of two research institutes:
UniversitàdegliStudi of Milano
IN3 – Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of UniversitatOberta de Catalunya</li></li></ul><li>Ifitworks, we can redesign…...
Use of new devices(ipads, smartphones, ebookreaders, etc.) in «impenetrable» environments
Direct, modular and affordableaccessto information (to traditionalknowledge)
A sustainable, lowcost, low impactsystem to share and distribute information
A differentpolicies/politics for innovation, social inclusion and technologicalgrowth (according to the EU guidelines).
A bridge for digitalmigrants, a springboard for digitalnatives</li></li></ul><li>Methodological approach<br />Cross-analys...
Archipelago: the concept<br />
The Open ArchipelagoResearch<br />Twolevels<br /><ul><li>basic research to provide a framework capable to adopt, to share ...
applied research to propose a multi-platforms solution (the “Isles”) to manage these resources.</li></ul>Emergent model: o...
The Open ArchipelagoResearch<br />Criteria and principalaims<br /><ul><li>To foster the use of digitalresources and new de...
To create a pilotprojectand to defineactivecommunities of reserchers/ librarians in order to collect, catalogue and meta-d...
To adopt and sustain the Open Access model
To adopt and promote the use of low-consumption and low impact ICT technologiesdecreasingenvironmentalcosts
To increase the value of scientific production of research centers</li></li></ul><li>Present Scenario<br />Premises: libra...
Libraries from archive of paper resources to digital repository
Libraries from Education to digital Education </li></ul>Digital education as a new way for Dissemination<br />
Present Scenario<br />State of the Art: Open Access<br /><ul><li>Open Access Model of publication (2001)
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Knowledge Isles in an Open Archipelago. The Open Archipelago Project

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Knowledge Isles in an Open Archipelago. The Open Archipelago Project

  1. 1. Università degli studi di Milano |IN3 – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya<br />M. Ciastellardi, U. Eccli, F. Perotta<br />Knowledge isles<br />In an open Archipelago<br />The Open ArchipelagoProject<br />
  2. 2. “If It Works, It’s Obsolete”<br />M. McLuhan<br />
  3. 3. Whatis obsolete… and stillworks?<br />Elementsfocused in the project<br />Copyright<br />Books<br />…endless design<br />
  4. 4. Whatis Open Archipelago?<br />OA Project core idea<br /><ul><li>Open Archipelago (OA) is a framework (prototype) to collect and distribute Open Access materials in a web 2.0 perspective
  5. 5. OA consists of a main web server platform (Archipelago) and different localized PAC-kiosks (Isles: SEELE and PEOPLE distributions)
  6. 6. OA is a project oriented to the research environment (Universities, libraries, etc.)
  7. 7. It is a cooperative open project developed with the collaboration of two research institutes:
  8. 8. UniversitàdegliStudi of Milano
  9. 9. IN3 – Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of UniversitatOberta de Catalunya</li></li></ul><li>Ifitworks, we can redesign…<br />OA: whatispossible to introduce?<br /><ul><li>New approach to the academiccultural heritage, specially in libraries
  10. 10. Use of new devices(ipads, smartphones, ebookreaders, etc.) in «impenetrable» environments
  11. 11. Direct, modular and affordableaccessto information (to traditionalknowledge)
  12. 12. A sustainable, lowcost, low impactsystem to share and distribute information
  13. 13. A differentpolicies/politics for innovation, social inclusion and technologicalgrowth (according to the EU guidelines).
  14. 14. A bridge for digitalmigrants, a springboard for digitalnatives</li></li></ul><li>Methodological approach<br />Cross-analysis<br />Qt/Ql crossed analysis<br />(Samples on surveys)<br />Action-theoretical framework<br />(Houkes, Vermaas, Dorst, Vries)<br />RPA (Replication protocol analysis)<br />(Galle, Béla Kovács)<br />
  15. 15. Archipelago: the concept<br />
  16. 16. The Open ArchipelagoResearch<br />Twolevels<br /><ul><li>basic research to provide a framework capable to adopt, to share and to deliver collections of scientific Open Access resources;
  17. 17. applied research to propose a multi-platforms solution (the “Isles”) to manage these resources.</li></ul>Emergent model: open access network architecture which could manage resources as a traditional repository as well as a meta-crawler indexing system. The framework is based on a semantic hybrid database and on a collection of resources that could be consulted, downloaded and tagged. <br />
  18. 18. The Open ArchipelagoResearch<br />Criteria and principalaims<br /><ul><li>To foster the use of digitalresources and new devices in academicenvironments
  19. 19. To create a pilotprojectand to defineactivecommunities of reserchers/ librarians in order to collect, catalogue and meta-define Open Access resources
  20. 20. To adopt and sustain the Open Access model
  21. 21. To adopt and promote the use of low-consumption and low impact ICT technologiesdecreasingenvironmentalcosts
  22. 22. To increase the value of scientific production of research centers</li></li></ul><li>Present Scenario<br />Premises: libraries<br /><ul><li>Libraries as traditional depot of culture and knowledge
  23. 23. Libraries from archive of paper resources to digital repository
  24. 24. Libraries from Education to digital Education </li></ul>Digital education as a new way for Dissemination<br />
  25. 25. Present Scenario<br />State of the Art: Open Access<br /><ul><li>Open Access Model of publication (2001)
  26. 26. Distribution
  27. 27. Licensing
  28. 28. Impact factor
  29. 29. Open Access platforms for publication
  30. 30. Journals
  31. 31. Repositories
  32. 32. Open Access services
  33. 33. Journals directories</li></li></ul><li>Present Scenario<br />State of the Art: new devices and new formats<br /><ul><li>E-book readers
  34. 34. iPads (tablets)
  35. 35. Low cost portable media drives (multimedia cards, USB pendrive, portable player, etc.)
  36. 36. Smart(er) Phones
  37. 37. Subnotebook, netbooks
  38. 38. Passive bookmarks system (Qrcode et alii)</li></li></ul><li>Present Scenario<br />Best Practices<br /><ul><li>Telethon project (Publication)
  39. 39. MedialibraryOnLine (OA Service Provider)
  40. 40. PLEIADI Project (OA Service Provider)
  41. 41. DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals (OA Service Provider)
  42. 42. OpenDOAR(OA Service Provider)
  43. 43. RePEc
  44. 44. OpenAIRE</li></li></ul><li>The Open ArchipelagoConcept<br />Model emerged<br />An open access network architecture which could manage resources as a traditional repository as well as a meta-crawler indexing system. <br />The framework is based on:<br /><ul><li>a semantic hybrid database
  45. 45. a collection of resources</li></ul>Resources could be consulted, downloaded and tagged. <br />
  46. 46. The Open ArchipelagoConcept<br />How itworks<br />Part of the people in a traditional library (A) access to the web-based core application and start crawling the resources<br />The web-based core system elaborates the queries (B) and: <br /><ul><li>it answers (C) as a traditional database offering the most coherent information
  47. 47. it offers semantic driven answers, suggesting pertinent contents based on overlapping areas of interest, defined by the resources’ tags and relations </li></ul>It stores (B’) the queries analyzing the tags, the path of each research and the users’ choices<br />The database process (D) the queries and it grows during the users’ researches, adding new tags and reframing the existing classification; the hybrid engine permits to have a dynamical map of the resources (A’) that change partially after each research<br />
  48. 48. The Open ArchipelagoConcept<br />Features<br />The hybrid core is a database powered by a metacrawler. <br />This configuration allows:<br /><ul><li>to store resources and to index contents from different outside repositories
  49. 49. to offer to users a clustered system for information retrieval,
  50. 50. to have available more resources with less expenses
  51. 51. to have an automatic update sustained by the connection of different self-feeded repositories.</li></li></ul><li>The Open ArchipelagoConcept<br />Distribution of resources<br /><ul><li>Directly, on site (in the library, on the screen of the different isles, with the possibility to print some parts of the contents)
  52. 52. Directlyon personal/mobile device (downloading on usb keys, memory cards, tablets, smartphones, ebook readers, etc.)
  53. 53. Remotelyby networks (accessing with personal computer to the full source via Internet connection)
  54. 54. Remotely by subscription (with feed and RSS distribution)
  55. 55. On demand by bookmarking (acquiring a QRcode of the resource with any device and downloading on demand in any synchronized platform)</li></li></ul><li>The Open ArchipelagoConcept<br />Twoenvironments<br /><ul><li>SEELE(Smart Electronic Environment for Learning Experiences): a kiosk with a wide interactive full touch monitor to offer the reading experience directly on the screen. It simulates the book-format adopting a digital variant of the text, with pages to browse and to flip through with fingers.
  56. 56. PEOPLE (Paperless Electronic Open Public Library Environment): a kiosk optimized for Open Access delivery. It has a smaller screen than the SEELE version but it presents many connections with external devices to transfer directly all the resources offered.</li></ul>Full integration with QR code for the mobile access and portability<br />
  57. 57. SEELE<br />Smart Environment for Learning Elements<br />Will be a system to distribute contents in a versatile way: <br /><ul><li>E-Book reader (inside the Library)
  58. 58. Mobile device (for only collect contents - plug’n’go)
  59. 59. WiFibrowsing (for devices wi-fi compliant, like notebooks or IPads)
  60. 60. QR-codes conceived as electronical classifiers of the delivered contents</li></ul>SEELE acquires users’s feedbacks in a hybrid semantic engine to suggest better and more defined researches after each session <br />
  61. 61. PEOPLE<br />Paperless Electronic Open Public Library Environment<br /><ul><li>Like SEELE
  62. 62. Will be a system to erogate contents in a versatile way:
  63. 63. E-Book reader(inside the Library)
  64. 64. Mobile device (for onlycollectcontents - plug’n’go)
  65. 65. WiFibrowsing(for deviceswi-ficompliant, like notebooks or IPads)
  66. 66. Feed RDF/RSS/Podcast(by subscription)
  67. 67. Lessexpensive and more substainable</li></li></ul><li>
  68. 68. Archipelago: the platform<br />
  69. 69.
  70. 70.
  71. 71. Conclusion<br />Innovation, sustainability and shared knowledge<br />A possibility: to establish a new rhetoric of the project in order to create a dialogue between the social and the technical tissue, and this means not only to produce tools or system to support new scenarios with sustainable models, but also to suggest a vision of a different cultural apparatus, to offer a new way of interaction, and new points of access to the knowledge. <br />
  72. 72. Thanks<br />mciastellardi@uoc.edu<br />ugo.eccli@unimi.it<br />fabio.perotta@unimi.it<br />

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