There are a lot of things converging together at the moment, and I don't think it would take a huge effort to give the pieces a little nudge to form the loosely-joined personal and professional publishing platform we've been bouncing ideas around about for the last couple of years.
These are some of the things I'm watching (or hoping to participate in) in the coming year. This is a rough list, with no relevance to order. I'll be revising it at will. I'm also pretty sure I'm missing something important.
This list is just a thinking-out-loud wishlist kind of thing. Not a contract ;-) Some items may get dropped, modified, or moved to another year. Other items may get added. That's the nature of the game. Flexibility...
This list may end up migrating to a wiki page, but for now...
- Personal Content Publishing
- Academic weblogs
- Academic wikis
- Investigating integrating Pachyderm with other content sources:
- Flickr (API)
- OurMedia.org and the Internet Archive
- ContentDM (API sounds spendy)
- DSpace (Java API)
- Blackboard (Bb Dev. site)
- Yahoo 360
- corbis (via SOAP API)
- Open Source Communities
- Project WONDER
- Shibboleth federated identity management