Jesse Dylan’s brief video about the Science Commons raises for me a question about other disciplines. What would a Theological Commons look like? Dylan’s video provides an easy rationale for the Science Commons. What would it be for theology and religion?
We’ve been proposing here at the Theology Library that an important part of our work is to create focused subject area portals that collect a corpus of texts or, perhaps better, data, that can sustain and draw scholarly collaboration and dialogue. Would we imagine such a portal as a “commons?”