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Attribution stacking as a barrier to reuse

On Wednesday, I gave a talk and displayed a number of files that had been produced by others. They were all linked to a dedicated page containing all the metadata necessary for proper attribution of the source, but that page … Continue reading

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Preparing for its 78th birthday, a species of fly begins to thrive on Wikimedia projects

Apocephalus borealis is a species of small parasitoid fly that had long been known to science - in fact, the original paper from 1924 by Charles T Brues is in the Public Domain already – but had not been covered by any Wikimedia project before … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate Public Domain Day!

Today is Public Domain Day, as on January 1 each year, works whose copyright has expired enter the Public Domain and can thus be used, reused and shared without any copyright restrictions. The details still differ a bit across jurisdictions, … Continue reading

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The Northwest Crown Fire Modeling Experiment featured in the Open Access File of the Day

Today’s Open Access File of the Day gives an impression from the Northwest Crown Fire Modeling Experiment carried out in Canada more than a decade ago.   The image is taken from Fig. 1 of the feature World on Fire by Steve Bunk (2004) in PLoS Biology. … Continue reading

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Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons: Actenoides_concretus.png from PLoS Biology

Wikimedia Commons has been hosting a Picture of the Year contest since 2006, in which users can vote for their favourites amongst those files that acquired Featured Image status during that year. This is complemented by the Picture of the … Continue reading

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