Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Christmas List of Open Access Gifts – Part Two

Immediately upon publishing my previous post, ideas just kept swarming in my head of more and more free gifts that I have forgotten, for this Christmas. 1. Music, for one. There is plenty of music made freely available on Jamendo, … Continue reading

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A Christmas List of Open Access Gifts – No Money Necessary

“Twinkling colored lights are nice and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and nativity scenes, but let me tell you something. There’s nothing like the sight of a beautiful, black-as-pitch raven to get you in the Christmas spirit.” (Chris in … Continue reading

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Singin’ ‘Bout the Open Access Blues

Christmas is coming, and with the weather indulging in brittle convulsions of cold for many of us here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to write something to bring a little warmth to our hearts. As … Continue reading

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Culturomics – Search Lots of Books With Google Ngram Viewer

Another interesting humanities research tool has recently been made available with Google Labs. This tool allows for quantitive methods to be applied in order to complement the research in philosophy, art, language and topics alike. Google Ngram Viewer generates a … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Turns Eight – Happy Birthday!

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AZ6TTAI%5D Instead of posting a birthday card for CC’s 8th birthday, I hereby present my favorite video on the importance of sharing, made by a Sparky Award winner, Habib Yazdi. The video is, of course, CC licensed. The first … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus Igitur – Post Iucundam Iuventutem, Open Access?

“Gaudeamus” – let us rejoice, but when? “Iuvenes dum sumus,” – while we are young. And after a pleasant youth? “Nos habebit humus,” – the soil will have us. Were you ever frightened by that “academia” hymn and the snatching … Continue reading

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End Of the Year Open Access Highlights – Personal Selection

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” However, Open Access initiatives which have distanced themselves “from the said beginning”, although the year is nearly coming to an … Continue reading

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