Author Archives: Daniel Mietchen

Goodbye Aaron Swartz – and Long Live Your Legacy

The following entry is reposted from the OKFN’s main blog. It was written by Jonathan Gray and is licensed CC BY 3.0. The photo is by Daniel J. Sieradski (on Flickr), licensed CC BY-SA 2.0. January 14, 2013 in Access to Information, Bibliographic, Campaigning, Featured, News, Open Access, Open Data, Open … Continue reading

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Open Access Report December 2012

  Since January 2012, I have been posting a monthly summary of Open-Access-related activities pertaining to Wikimedia projects as part of the GLAM Newsletter on the Wikimedia Outreach wiki. I have also occasionally contributed Tool Testing reports to the same GLAM newsletter, … Continue reading

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Open Access Report November 2012

Since January, I have been posting a monthly summary of Open-Access-related activities pertaining to Wikimedia projects as part of the GLAM Newsletter on the Wikimedia Outreach wiki. I am posting these reports also here on the blog in order to reach out … Continue reading

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Open Access Report October 2012

Since January, I have been posting a monthly summary of Open-Access-related activities pertaining to Wikimedia projects as part of the GLAM Newsletter on the Wikimedia Outreach wiki. I am posting these reports also here on the blog in order to reach … Continue reading

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Reusing, revising, remixing and redistributing research

A contribution to the PLOS blog on the occasion of Open Access Week. Introduction The initial purpose of Open Access is to enable researchers to make use of information already known to science as part of the published literature. One … Continue reading

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Budapest Open Access Initiative – looking ten years into both past and future

A good ten years since the Budapest Open Access Initiative went public, the participants of the 10th anniversary meeting in February have released a set of recommendations concerning the next ten years of Open Access. Jonathan Gray over on the … Continue reading

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Fee waivers for the Wikipedia tutorial at ECCB 2012 – apply now!

The logo of WikiProject Computational Biology, which supervises the coverage of Computational Biology on the English Wikipedia. Based on Fig. 1 of Monnet, C.; Loux, V.; Gibrat, J. F. O.; Spinnler, E.; Barbe, V. R.; Vacherie, B.; Gavory, F.; Gourbeyre, E. … Continue reading

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Let the White House know what you think about Open Access to the research literature

Have you ever failed to get hold of a scientific article you wanted to read? Had the failure something to do with a paywall surrounding the article and its siblings? If your answer was confirmative on both accounts, chances are … Continue reading

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PLoS Computational Biology goes wiki

Today saw an important step forward towards a wikification of scholarly workflows: PLoS Computational Biology published an article that did not only follow the journal’s own author guidelines but also those for writing articles on the English Wikipedia, where a … Continue reading

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