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[News] Open Data and Open Access Make More Gains

  • Subject: [News] Open Data and Open Access Make More Gains
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:17:58 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Back to the Future: 2020 Roadmap Updated

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| I think the sooner it becomes generally recognised 
| that free software is a digital knowledge commons â 
| one of many that are being created through open 
| collaboration â the more people's attitudes to it 
| will change, and the more impact it will have. It is 
| no coincidence that one of the people awarded this 
| year's Nobel Prize for Economics, was Elinor Ostrom, 
| âfor her analysis of economic governance, especially 
| the commonsâ. I look forward to reading next year's 
| 2020 roadmap, in the hope that it might explore more 
| deeply this important concept.


OpenStreetMapS.org now owned by OSMF

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| Thanks to some great work by Grant Slater and Andy 
| Robinson all those people who mistake openstreetmap 
| for openstreetmaps will now get directed to the 
| right place.


EU Bookshop Digital Library goes live - All the EU publications in one place

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| Scanning 12 million pages makes more than 110 000 EU 
| publications available free of charge for download 
| in the EU Bookshop Digital Library. It offers all 
| publications ever edited by the Publications Office 
| on behalf of the EU institutions, agencies and other 
| bodies since 1952.


Is open-access journal publishing a vanity publishing industry?

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| Vanity journal domination is not occurring, nor is 
| it likely to occur, among OA journals.  Vanity 
| journal existence will and does happen among both OA 
| and subscription-fee journals, but at least for OA 
| journals is a benign phenomenon.  As subscription-
| fee journals more and more charge author-side fees, 
| including hybrid open-access fees, one can only hope 
| that the baseless vanity press recrimination against 
| open-access journals will fade away.


The Commons Meme Becomes More Common

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| One of the great knock-on benefits of Elinor Ostrom 
| sharing the Nobel prize for Economics is that the 
| concept of the commons is getting the best airing 
| than it's ever had.



Harvard to digitize Chinese rare book collection

,----[ Quote ]
| One of the most extensive collections of rare
| Chinese books outside of China will be digitized
| and made freely available to scholars worldwide
| as part of a six-year cooperative project
| between Harvard College Library (HCL) and the
| National Library of China (NLC). ...


ABC chief champions 'free' online content

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| ABC managing director and tweeting Web 2.0
| aficionado Mark Scott will maintain the public
| broadcasters' policy of free online content, and
| says traditional publishers like Rupert
| Murdochâs News Limited and Fairfax plan to
| charge fees for content is unrealistic.


OpenFlights data released under Open Database License (ODbL)

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| OpenFlights is a site for âflight logging,
| mapping, stats and sharingâ.

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