Student I.D.

Academic, Education, Info Tech, Law

Joi Ito just got his student I.D. card, and now he can access all those wonderful academic databases, like Lexis-Nexis. His thoughts on this are quite relevant to my recent article on Open Source Anthropology:

It’s a weird feeling. I feel like I’m sitting behind some massive intellectual firewall. I can research all kinds of stuff here, but many of the sources are not online and do not have permalinks. I can blog about them, but many times all I will be able to provide is the nah nah, I bet your library doesn’t have THIS periodical” sort of citation. On the other hand, I guess part of my new job here is to get some of the knowledge out of this institution and into the public…

Also see my older post about how much better things would be if academic publishing was more like blogging.