researchers, science writers, editors, translators, illustrators, publishers
The Research Cooperative was established in 2001 as an not-for-profit initiative. Our first network, The Research Cooperative NZ, operated successfully for seven years, using an open-source system customised by Dr Cees Lensink (Webcase, NZ).
Our new network is based on a generic social-networking system provided by Ning.com, and offers better security and better communication tools for our members and visitors.
See our introduction in English for further information on the aims and history of the network.
The top logo of our network shows two figures sitting back to back, in red. I made the following version on 30th April 2011 after seeing a great Paul Klee exhibition in Kyoto, where I live.
I often wonder what the ideal search system for members of social network like ours.
Recently I heard the phrase "associative search" for the first time.
This kind of search is relevant for the museum where I work. We have public access databases, but these merely give results that exactly match the keywords entered into an in house search engine. There is no intelligence in our database…Continue