Category Archives: Open Source

GRBS Free Online

Recently circulated by Joshua Sosin: Volume 49 (2009) will be the last volume of GRBS printed on paper. Beginning with volume 50, issues will be published quarterly on-line on the GRBS website, on terms of free access. We undertake this … Continue reading

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The Digital Archimedes Palimpsest Released

Very exciting news – the complete dataset of the Archimedes Palimpsest project (ten years in the making) has been released today. The official announcement is copied below, but I’d like to point out what I think it is that makes … Continue reading

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UMich libraries goes creative-commons

Via Open-Access News we learn: The University of Michigan Library has decided to adopt Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial licenses for all works created by the Library for which the Regents of the University of Michigan hold the copyrights. These works include … Continue reading

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Legal guide to GPL compliance

I posted a few weeks ago on a guide to citing Creative Commons works, and just a short while later I saw this not directly related story about a Practical Guide to GPL Compliance, from the Software Freedom Law Center. … Continue reading

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Open Access Day Announced: 14 October 2008

By way of Open Access News we learn of the announcement of Open Access Day 2008: SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for Free Culture have jointly announced the first … Continue reading

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How to cite Creative Commons works

A very useful guide is being compiled by Molly Kleinman in her Multi-Purpose Librarian blog. As someone who licenses a lot of work using CC-BY, and who both re-uses and sometimes re-mixes a lot of CC work (especially photographs) for … Continue reading

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Self-archiving

Michael E. Smith has just blogged an opinion piece on self-archiving.

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Microsoft Ends Book and Article Scanning

Miguel Helf, writing in the New York Times, reports: Microsoft said Friday that it was ending a project to scan millions of books and scholarly articles and make them available on the Web … Microsoft’s decision also leaves the Internet … Continue reading

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new CC Journal: Glossator

By way of the Humanist. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/glossator/ Glossator publishes original commentaries, editions and translations of commentaries, and essays and articles relating to the theory and history of commentary, glossing, and marginalia. The journal aims … Continue reading

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New Open-Access Humanities Press Makes Its Debut

Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education Scholars in the sciences have been light-years ahead of their peers in the humanities in exploring the possibilities of open-access publishing. But a new venture with prominent academic backers, the Open Humanities Press, … Continue reading

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(BYZANTINA) SYMMEIKTA goes open-access

By way of Open Access News, we learn of this announcement, recently posted at openaccess.gr: Taking into consideration the latest developments in scientific publishing, the Institute for Byzantine Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation has reevaluated the aims of … Continue reading

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Signs that social scholarship is catching on in the humanities

By way of Peter Suber’s Open Access News: Spiro, Lisa. “Signs that social scholarship is catching on in the humanities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, March 11, 2008. http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/signs-that-social-scholarship-is-catching-on-in-the-humanities/. Spiro asks: “To what extent are humanities researchers practicing ‘social scholarship’ … Continue reading

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Rieger, Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization

CLIR (the Council on Library and Information Resources in DC) have published in PDF the text of a white paper by Oya Rieger titled ‘Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization‘. She discusses large-scale digitization initiatives such as Google Books, … Continue reading

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Search Pigeon

Spotted by way of Peter Suber’s Open Access News: Search Pigeon is a collection of Google Co-opTM Custom Search Engines (CSEs) designed to make researching on the web a richer, more rewarding, and more efficient process. Designed for researchers in … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage and Open Access Licenses

The Eduserv Foundation has released a report on the use of Creative Commons, Creative Archive, and other open access licenses in the area of British heritage, ‘Snapshot study on the use of open content licences in the UK cultural heritage … Continue reading

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