Tag Archives: OGG

Open Access Media Importer: Encoding

Until now, the amount of appropriately licensed data the Open Access Media Importer found was limited by a notable idiosyncrasy: The most straight-forward way of providing licensing information is an URL that can easily be checked against a whitelist of … Continue reading

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Sounds from the deep sea

Today’s Open Access File of the Day brings to you the sound of a hydrothermal vent from the bottom of the sea, recorded as shown in the image. Turn on the bass and then click through to the sound. Fig. 2b and … Continue reading

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Look who’s talking now, but be careful

So far, none of the Open Access Files of the Day had sound, not even the two videos amongst them. This fits into the wider picture of multimedia being neglected in the scientific corners of Wikimedia projects, or in terms of reuse … Continue reading

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Supplementary materials to Wikimedia Commons: “See you soon!”

This autumn, like last year, Wikimedia Germany issued a call for proposals for projects that foster the free sharing of information. Today, the winners of this Wissenswert (Ideas Worth Knowing) initiative have been announced, and I am glad to report that amongst … Continue reading

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