Academic Collaboration Environment
Our primary goal is to create a place where members of the academic community can build, manage, annotate, share and reuse diverse sets of resources. Using ACE, users will be able to: manage resources located using disparate search tools (Google, library catalogs, Google Scholar, on-line journals); add local resources; group and regroup the materials for different purposes; add metadata (tagging and annotating resources); and share their lists and annotations with collaborators or with students. Material used in a single course or research project will be reusable and extensible by the individual or by the community. Preserving the body of annotations and associations between items developed over time by members of the community also builds a valuable storehouse of knowledge that could be used for developing additional services such as recommending.