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21 septembre 2018

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
Released today, the declaration defines open access (as, essentially, "free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work," and placement of the work in an open repository), and expresses its support for open access. More...

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Open Source Everywhere

Open Source Everywhere
Despite some scaremongering and red-baiting by traditional publications such as Forbes, open source as a business model has taken hold in the software world and is expanding to other domains of enterprise, most notably medicine and publishing. This comprehensive article takes a sympathetic look at the success of open source in various areas of endeavour and suggests that the movement is permanent and revolutionary. More...

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Experimental OAI Registry

Experimental OAI Registry
From the Belarusian State University Fundamental Library to the American Indian Studies Research Institute, they're all here, more than 400 Open Archives Initiative repositories listed in this new OAI Registry. More...

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12 septembre 2018

Open Source Helps Education Effort in Third World

Open Source Helps Education Effort in Third World
"It's about money, at the end of the day, because we're in Africa," says one service provider, and that about sums it up. When developing nations look at the cost of open source software - nothing - and the ongoing costs created by proprietary software, there is really no choice. More...

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10 septembre 2018

The Iron Fist, The Invisible Hand, And The Battle For The Soul of Open Source

The Iron Fist, The Invisible Hand, And The Battle For The Soul of Open Source
Bruce Sterling warns, "The denizens of Open Cultures want their connected collectivism to liberate the world from regulations, markets, and intellectual property. But what if victory only clears the way for corruption of their beloved culture?" But aside from the limp observation that a gangster won't be receiving any money for recording an average album, I don't see the grim consequences here. More...

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07 septembre 2018

MIT Everyware

MIT Everyware
This light read documents the impact of MITs Open CopurseWare project through the eyes of its users in the developing world. The 'Top 10' list of courses at the end of the article is fun. Leading the list? A philosophy course. More...

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Open Access, Content, Publishing, Learning

Open Access, Content, Publishing, Learning
Web Tools newsletter steps right up to the mark this week with coverage of open access content and publishing. The coverage begins, naturally, with Creative Commons but runs the gamut, beginning with a historical perspective (including some important work by Sam Williams and George Siemens) and looking at some major contemporary arguments. More...

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06 septembre 2018

LOM/CanCore Open-Source Software Components Released

LOM/CanCore Open-Source Software Components Released
CITIS summary of recently released software components from CanCore which designed to provide the building blocks for a digital library. Though you would never know it by reading this article, these components were developed at Athabasca University as a part of the eduSource project (and were the subject of a great deal of discussion and wrangling by the wider eduSource development team) and will be soon joined by a wider range of applications and tools (why they were attributed to CanCore is a bit of a mystery). More...

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The Quiet War Over Open-Source

The Quiet War Over Open-Source
In a quiet behind-the-scenes battle, U.S. government officials - prodded by Microsoft - squelched a proposed World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting on open source. There is already a wide perception that these international bodies respond like puppies to the corporate sector, and WIPO's acquiescence on this issue doesn't improve that image. More...

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Sharing the Code

Sharing the Code
Good article discussing the range of considerations faced by college and university administrators when considering whether to deploy open source software. Though the article raises the usual issues - such as the expertise required to manage open source software - it also raises some less widely noted points, such as the strong support open source software users can get from the user community. More...

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