Exploring the online information landscape of co-op research : A panel presentation and discussion
Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network
This presentation explores the online landscape of co-operative research repositories in Canada. We survey some of the most prominent resources and look at their strengths and shortcomings. We look in more detail at the Canadian Co-operative Research Network - its popularity, and how people find it on the web. We then discuss another online archive in development - Social Economy Space -and discuss some of the challenges in organizing and classifying information in order to best help users refine their searches. We end with a discussion on how to best make these repositories functional and relevant to researchers in the long term.