Virtual Democracy

Conan Duke godspeed2048 at
Sun Oct 23 01:40:58 EDT 2011

If you haven;t seen this yet, check out: 'Virtual Democracy'

*"Funded research that includes a charge to engage a community (of scholars,
end users, students, etc.) in doing this research, or in using its products
(data, metadata, standards, etc.) is usually underfunded. There are two
simple reasons for this. The first reason is that agencies typically
underestimate the cost of doing community engagement through community
governance. The second is that money is a very poor instrument for directly
accomplishing engagement, mainly because of the perverse effects this has on
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