Tag Archives: Open Access

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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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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Open Access Media Importer: Apology, frontend & usage

More than a month ago, I promised to blog about my quest to build the Open Access Media Importer for Wikimedia Commons about once a week. Obviously, I failed. In the first few weeks, I was stuck, not having any … Continue reading

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On the purpose of copyright transfer agreements

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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Ten Years of Open Access – and how to celebrate the wiki way

Ten years ago, the Budapest Open Access Initiative went public by inviting individuals and organizations to sign a statement in support of Open Access to the scholarly literature, defined as its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users … Continue reading

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GLAM/Newsletter/January 2012/Contents/Open Access report

For some reason, I had forgotten to mention here the three reports that I had put into This Month in GLAM for January (available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License or compatible). So I will paste the one on Open … Continue reading

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Universal access to oxygenated blood? Please enter credit card details.

In light of the ongoing debate around the Research Works Act, universal access and the role of publishers in research communication, some images – like the suckling pigs on December 21 or today’s Open Access File of the Day - may take on a special meaning: just imagine … 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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[[Francis Crick]] expanded on the Sanskrit Wikipedia

On January 14, the entry about Francis Crick on the Sanskrit Wikipedia was expanded, and the article now includes a photo of him in his office. The image was originally published in an obituary and is the first file from … Continue reading

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