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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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What a Tangled Web!

A former boss of mine used to say that organizations are like swans. If you look at a swan swimming on water, it looks beautiful and serene. But if you were able to see what was going on underwater, you … Continue reading

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Trinity College Gives Irish Blessing to Open Access – May the Luck of the Irish Enfold You

Probably the most exciting news during the Open Access Week 2010 is that of Dublin’s Trinity College providing free online access to its research. Trinity College has thus joined the outstanding pioneers of the OA movement on student campuses, MIT, … Continue reading

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Open Access on Gliese 581 g

Recently, a habitable exoplanet Gliese 581 g has been found and this notion stimulates a whole new set of ideas for a utopian community of Gliesians. The planet which is three times the mass of Earth is in a habitable … Continue reading

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Why Open Scientific Publishing is not the Thing of the Past

In 1960s, a dada artist named Ray Johnson established the New York Correspondence School (NYCS). He was a mail artist invading mailboxes everywhere with mail bunnies, imaginary fan clubs, and correspondence wordplays. Mail artists around the world embraced his idea … Continue reading

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