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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bibliotheca Alexandrina's forthcoming OER repository

Wagdy Sawahel, Library of Alexandria goes online for science education, SciDev.Net, December 8, 2008.  (Thanks to Subbiah Arunachalam.)  Excerpt:

An online repository of thousands of scientists' lectures from around the world will be launched by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt in January (2009).

The repository known as the Supercourse is an attempt to improve access to science education in developing countries by targeting a total of 100,000 Golden PowerPoint lectures from scientists worldwide within a year and one million in three years.

The library hopes that the repository will become a knowledge network in four main scientific disciplines medicine, engineering, environment and agriculture through a community of more than 55,000 scientists in 175 countries who are sharing their collective library of more than 3,400 lectures....