Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Great Book Robbery Project – Open Access To Win Back the Palestinian Books

But I do know that the stranger can never go back to what he was. Even if he returns. It is over. A person gets ‘displacement’ as he gets asthma, and there is no cure for either. (Mourid Barghouti, “I … Continue reading

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Banking on Open Development

The world of banking is perhaps not the first to spring to mind when we think of innovation, technology and solving the world’s problems. And at this time, when the threat of bankruptcy is looming over more nations than it’s … Continue reading

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An Interview With Dr Mamun Habib – Comments On Open Access In Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, assistant professor at the Department of Operations Management at the American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) held a speech recently addressing his students, and the occasion was a new book launching ceremony. The book in question was, … Continue reading

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Europe’s Ana Europeana – Reimagining the Culture in Three Steps

As the new initiative from the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, Europeana is supposed to become a single access point for consulting digital materials from libraries, museums and archives of Europe. “In ancient times, the library of Alexandria was … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Zero – No Rights Reserved, Just Get It Done Like the British Library Did

“Everything is possible, in terms of where, when and what. Just get it done!” (Coca Cola Zero slogan) The British Library released nearly 3 million bibliographic records into the public domain using Creative Commons Zero license, as it was reported … Continue reading

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Teaching Everyone, Everywhere

The idea of an Open University is not a new one – many countries have one or more universities with an “open door” academic policy – that is, there are no entry requirements. In fact, perhaps the first such university … Continue reading

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What Would Ginsberg Write To Open Access?

So this Green Automobile I give you in flight, a present, a present from my imagination. (Allen Ginsberg, The Green Automobile) What if Allen Ginsberg had “invented imagined and visioned” his green automobile driving petabytes of data through nodded cables … Continue reading

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