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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: UKOLN 30 th Anniversary 10 th April 2008 British Library, London

2 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein (attributed)

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4 TodayTomorrow multi-player gaming participative exploration mimicry imagination role play immerse & experience replicate & equal innovate & extend leisure environment rich test-bed for learning, experimentation & practice borders & barriers: disciplines, sectors, institutions, cultures seamless transition, integration, linking, mixed reality What do pervasive, ubiquitous and persistent really mean in mixed reality environments?

5 Our ability to both capture and broadcast data continuously is profound….

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7 TodayTomorrow publish cast: broadcast, podcast, pubcast, datacast, lifecast text, images, data digests, simulations, models content infrastructure discovery to delivery mine & model, simulate & synthesise aggregationscollective intelligence : ratings, reviews, annotations statistics predictive science Media influence is growing….

8 It is the individuals task to differentiate himself from all the others….. C. G. Jung

9 TodayTomorrow individuals, avatars identity singular multiple identities =versions? role(s) agent, tool bi-lateral communication multi-channel modes passive audience interactive participants community discourse, opinion, consensus body of evidence, resource, knowledge extraction independent individuals wise crowds Realising the wisdom of crowds is not without risk…..we must avoid groupthink…

10 If you trust Google more than your doctor, then maybe its time to switch doctors…. Rosario & Cordova, Chasing Windmills

11 TodayTomorrow open access open science plagiarism digital fraud (some) data sharing data quality, data cleansing, data validation life cycles, versions, date-stamps robust data provenance, time-stamps, authenticity, integrity, certification, trust selective stewardship community curation Substantive and co-ordinated strategic and financial planning is required to facilitate open science on a global scale…..

12 What is a Web year now, about three months? And when people can browse around, discover new things, and download them fast, when we all have agents - then Web years could slip by before human beings can notice. Tim Berners-Lee

13 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: UKOLN 30 th Anniversary 10 th April 2008 British Library, London


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