Category Archives: Policy

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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A dino on the move

Yesterday, I came across a post by Stuart Shieber, in which he highlighted a quote and linked to a blog post about an interview that Richard Poynder had done with Jan Velterop, in which the latter had said the following: … Continue reading

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Musings on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and Wikimedia

Over on Foundation-l, an interesting thread has been developing today on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and any potential role therein for Wikimedia. I just posted some thoughts on the matter, quoted in full below the fold.   … Continue reading

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Research Works Act entry on the English Wikipedia gets asylum on Commons

Today, the English Wikipedia has joined a diverse group of websites in taking action against proposed U.S. legislation known as SOPA (WebCite archive) and PIPA (WebCite archive) that would severely curtail the freedom on the internet in a way that wouldn’t allow Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Encouraging reuse of Open Access materials – a response to the OSTP’s RFI on Publications

Below is a copy of the final draft (permalink) for a response to the Request for Information on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research, ready for submission before today’s deadline. I thank all those who … Continue reading

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Why are pornstars more notable than scientists on Wikipedia?

Encouraging expert participation in Wikimedia projects is a key aspect of the Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science project, and so is pointing out what discourages experts from contributing. Below is a copy of a blog post by Antony Williams … Continue reading

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Draft for Wikimedia response to the EU Consultation on scientific information in the digital age

The European Commission have set up a questionnaire (PDF version) regarding their future Open Access and Open Data policy, and it has been suggested that the Wikimedia Foundation – perhaps represented by one or more of its chapters – draft a response to it … Continue reading

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