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For Open Access Week last year, Alex Holcombe made a video in which an academic publisher explains why researchers have to sign copyright transfer agreements for the scholarly articles they wrote. This video is featured on the Main Page of Wikimedia Commons today under … Continue reading

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Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons: Scincus scincus.ogv

Today’s Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons is the first video in this series. There are very few multimedia files from genuinely Open Access sources on Wikimedia Commons, even though PLoS ONE alone has more than 1600 … 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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