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From "Caprio, Remko (ELS-NYC)" <>
Subject Introducing myself: Academic Common Extensions (ACE)
Date Thu, 12 May 2011 03:26:52 GMT
Dear members,

I subscribed recently to these groups and want to offer a brief
introduction, hoping some of you will share my interest. 


Academic Common Extensions (ACE)

In my contacts with academic developers I have come across many
different initiatives from researchers  and developers at academic
institutions who implement an OpenSocial container for a range of
academic projects. Many of these share common ground among each other or
across the OpenSocial spec, and this aspect of shared functionality in a
certain industry is itself again common for different domains. My
objective with ACE is to explore what common solutions I can create that
facilitate these common functionalities as Common Extensions.


E.g. Typically academic initiatives will facilitate academic profiles,
publications, research funding activities, academic applications,
application citations (citation standard as an extension of
gadget/widget xml), etc. 


My background

I have 10 years Java server side and web application development
experience (Yale University, hedge fund, in-game advertising and
Microsoft) and recently got involved with OpenSocial. SciVerse is an
extension of Shindig for Elsevier products (roughly 25% of the worlds
Science, Technology and Medical (STM) publications, the world's largest
citation and abstract database with a user base of 15 million global


So with this perspective I hope to get involved in some of the
discussion and I would be very excited to hear from people with interest
in this angle.



Remko Caprio


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challenges software 

developers to collaborate with librarians and researchers to develop the
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