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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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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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Critically endangered: the Galapagos mangrove finch (Camarhynchus heliobates), the rarest of Darwin’s finches

By definition, endangered species consist of low numbers of individuals, which also affects the probability of being able to take good images or recordings of the species, or to find such materials if they already exist. Wikimedia Commons has the … Continue reading

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A tumor in the making

I have been asked a few times (example) why the Open Access File of the Day series is so slanted towards science (rather than, say, humanities), and biomedical research in particular. I typically reply something along the lines of … … Continue reading

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Animal skeletons meet Open Access

Today, I played around with CatScan, trying to identify Open Access files in certain subject categories on Wikimedia Commons. One of these was the intersection between Animal skeletons and Open access (publishing), which gave the following results: Dinosaur skulls File:Pachycephalosaurus skull.png (Media from PLoS … Continue reading

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