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Le 2010-10-22 19:00, Benjamin Horst a écrit :

I strongly agree that education is a highly strategic target for LibO. Your connections and 
experiences will be really helpful for us to devise a tactical plan. I would like to work with the 
NYC school system to promote LibO myself, though I don't have any connections there. Perhaps a 
well-designed plan could help me get started...

I think I read somewhere that the was a member from NYC on our membership. Not sure.
As for Academia, I have had over 30 years of ties both at the academic (I have taught at some 
summer workshops approx. 15-20 years ago at University level) and technical level (I am also a 
piano tuner by trade and period keyboard restoring specialist). I can probably convince an 
extremely small group for testing purposes, but I think we may have already enough academics on the 
list who are prepared to help in this way.
I see a tangible reason to bring additional people onboard as testers--it may help them develop a sense of 
"ownership" in some small way, that could gradually draw them in to becoming community members 
within the project, and our group would grow as a result. :)

I think some of the members on the LibO Academia list are interested and I could probably convince some at the post-graduate level here in Waterloo to test-try any improvements made in this way. The interest so far lies in bibliographic extensions, an admittedly painstaking activity when done by hand, but the Zetero extension and the up-and-coming Mendeley solution look promising. Albeit a little complicated at setting up. I am still looking into both of these. I may have to write a thesis to test these! LOL.


Marc Paré

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