[Irtalk] SUNScholar/Open System - Libopedia

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 15:32:37 SAST 2014

In order to indefinitely preserve the digital research record of the
University, common sense demands that an open and interoperable system be
used and that the system be hosted by the University itself.

The internet itself is a perfect example of a technological system that has
survived more than twenty years, principally because it was designed and
constructed using open standards and software.

Using the internet as an example, SUNScholar has been built and is being
preserved using the same principles that were applied for the internet.

Below are links to Wikipedia articles detailing some of the principles and
standards used.


*​Added a new wiki page to clarify the need for open systems.​*
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