The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0213  Thursday, 31 May 2012

From:        Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         May 31, 2012 8:27:12 AM EDT

Subject:     Next-Generation Platform for Academics


[Editor’s Note: 

WARNING: Patricia Parker followed up with the IT department at Stanford who informed her that the Next-Generation Platform announced here last week is not a project of Harvard University but is trading on the Harvard name. 

My apologies for any confusion. 

-Hardy Cook]




Dear colleague,


Academic Room is an online initiative that was conceived at Harvard University as an independent initiative to facilitate multidisciplinary engagements among scholars and researchers around the world. Our mission is to democratize access to scholarly resources, which are organized in over 10,000 academic sub-disciplines. We share the conviction that easy and unimpeded access to quality educational resources should be a right and not a privilege. Our platform allows academics, researchers and students to create highly specialized portals for their subfields. These portals can be enriched with professional directories, scholar profiles, video lectures, bibliographies, journal articles, books, reviews, images, ancient manuscripts and audio recordings.

You are invited to participate in our pilot launch. Please register and also encourage students, teachers and researchers within your institution to join. Together, we can make a real difference. 


Best wishes,

Academic Room Editors

Academic Room 

184 Green Street 

Suite 1 

Cambridge, MA 02139



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