Biodiversity Heritage Library

Elsewhere on the Web The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) – biodiversitylibrary.org – improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . BHL is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries …

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Poster Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Examples please of open access policies and practices and how they are implemented by governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars. Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI18 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2018 In …

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Not everything has to …

Open Knowledge

Buzzwords Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner. Wikipedia Open_knowledge Planeta.com Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge Open Access Open

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

Open Data

Buzzwords Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data Planeta.com Data Open Open Data Day

Creative Commons 2018

Spotlight on Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org https://stateof.creativecommons.org https://summit.creativecommons.org Summit https://summit.creativecommons.org/sessions2018/ A Transformative Year: State of the Commons 2017 At this year’s Global Summit, board chair Molly Van Houweling emphasized that Creative Commons’ vision was not necessarily limited to the internet, but instead acts in support of the creative spirit that is enabled by the internet. As …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …

Open Education Week 2018

Poster Open Education Week – https://www.openeducationweek.org – takes place March 5-9. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @oeconsortium @OERCommons Background Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help people meet …