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Abstract

How e-learning providers do business and produce content has changed dramatically over the past few years. Technology advancement and increased use of broadband coupled with the need to develop content optimised for size, richness and personalization have been key drivers. Due to the high costs associated with producing content, much progress has been made adapt old material to courses that may apply a different style guide. The fact that there are millions of duplicating courses covering the same material across the world, which cannot be re-used or shared, is an issue we discuss in this paper in the context of elearning and digital libraries. We look at some of the ways in which this can be addressed and some of the problems associated with the area such as cost, re-creating material to the new standards and good meta-tagging for particular communities of practice.

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