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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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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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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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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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