Tag Archives: Creative Commons

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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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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Creative Commons Turns Eight – Happy Birthday!

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 set of … Continue reading

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A Word On Michigan Library CC0 Initiative: Are We Blowing Wish Flowers?

John Wilkin, a librarian at the University of Michigan whose library recently dropped 700,000 books into the public domain with the CC Zero license, has made an interesting comment on this act. He compared bibliographic records made available all over … 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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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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