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Sheila MacNeill
Great post Donna. Open and closed is something I, like you juggle all the time. Our library is launching a new repository early next year and it's default state is open - but with caveats for keeping things within our university community only. Will be interesting to see how/if this impacts on levels of open-ness. I switch all the time between open by default or closed VLEs. Having a safe, closed area can be really important to build confidence of staff and students to then share, create, be comfortable in more open spaces.
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Donna Lanclos
Sheila, I think that having reasons for being open or closed is what is key. Nothing should be accidentally one or the other. I do think that default open is an interesting new possibility--make the argument for closed, assume the utility of open.
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