For the last several years, I’ve watched as the cost of drug resources has continued to escalate, reaching a point where even large-scale institutions like the University at Buffalo really cannot afford the licensing for the kinds of resources we need for our educational, clinical and research initiatives.
Interestingly, Brower is proposing this be done on a Wiki because (among other reasons) it “[a]llows significant editorial controls without inhibiting ‘viral’ expansion of content.”
Sounds like an enormous and difficult undertaking filled with potential pitfalls…but I really admire the way Stewart is thinking really big.
Stewart invites those interested to contact him. The email address posted at his blog and in his slides is: sbrower[*at*]buffalo[*dot*]edu.