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Creative Commons: “The Power of Open” in deutsch » Von markus » netzpolitik.org

Creative Commons: “The Power of Open” in deutsch » Von markus » netzpolitik.org | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Von Creative Commons gab es vor Monaten die Publikation “The Power of Open“. In der 47 Seiten langen Broschüre, die man wahlweise kostenfrei downloaden oder bei Lula on-demand drucken lassen kann, werden die offenen Lizenzen beschrieben und zahlreiche Projekte und Personen vorgestellt. Das beschriebene Spektrum reicht von Flickr über Arduino bis Global Voices. Mittlerweile gibt es auch eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe als PDF zum Download, dank der Übersetzungshilfe von Oliver Huf. Die CC-BY-Lizenz machts möglich.
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Internet Archive Forums: Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled

Internet Archive Forums: Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
More than doubling the number of books available to print disabled people of all ages, today the Internet Archive launched a new service that brings free access to more than 1 million books — from classic 19th century fiction and current novels to technical guides and research materials — now available in the specially designed format to support those who are blind, dyslexic or are otherwise visually impaired.

“Every person deserves the opportunity to enhance their lives through access to the books that teach, entertain and inspire,” said Brewster Kahle, founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “Bringing access to huge libraries of books to the blind and print disabled is truly one of benefits of the digital revolution.”
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Perhaps ‘Open’ Is a Flag of My Disposition… | e-Literate

Perhaps ‘Open’ Is a Flag of My Disposition… | e-Literate | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Anyone who went to EDUCAUSE this year had to come away with the impression that Open is the new black. This product now comes with 50% more openness! That one’s openness is 99.44% pure! It’s easy to get jaded about all of this and cry “openwashing,” as Anya Kamenetz did, among others (including me, at times). But while it’s perfectly appropriate to hold vendors accountable for hype, it’s also important to look carefully at the announcements beneath the hype. Because they are not all the same. I proudly serve on the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors and proudly provide all content on this blog under a Creative Commons license, but I also recognize that there are different kinds of “open”—and different kinds of “free”—vendors can provide that have different kinds and levels of utility.

Case in point: The respective announcements by Pearson and Blackboard last week reflect very different ideas of both “open” and “free.” Those differences matter. If we simply throw up our hands and declare the use of these words by all for-profit entities as meaningless marketing babble, then we will miss some valuable information.

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Findings Is New Tool For Discovering, Curating And Sharing Your Content And Clips From The Web | Mashable

Findings Is New Tool For Discovering, Curating And Sharing Your Content And Clips From The Web | Mashable | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

The act of highlighting a noteworthy passage in an ebook is being socialized by Findings, an online destination where readers can collect, share, discuss and discover such highlights from ebooks and web texts.

 

Findings’ creators, the folks at startup incubator Betaworks, refer to their creation as a “social commonplace book,” and “a platform for sharing and discovering what people are reading.”

 

The Findings experience is centered around shared passages and user libraries. Libraries are like digital bookshelves and consist of all the texts — with highlights and quotes automatically organized by book, source or author — the user has clipped from...

[read full article http://j.mp/t0kEPv and view official website https://www.findings.com/ ]


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Smashwords - Publishing Student Writing to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Using Smashwords and Bluefire Reader - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

Smashwords - Publishing Student Writing to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Using Smashwords and Bluefire Reader - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
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Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each

Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
From Ancient Greece to quantum mechanics, or what a Chinese room and a cat have to do with infinity.
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Read On: Reading Life, Social Reading: mitmachen bei der Lese-Revolution!

Read On: Reading Life, Social Reading: mitmachen bei der Lese-Revolution! | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Lesen verbindet und inspiriert Menschen seit Generationen.
Es gibt fast nichts Besseres als ein gutes Buch. Aber heute dreht sich die Welt so schnell, dass wir immer weniger Zeit zum Lesen haben.
Wir bei Kobo wollen dies ändern. Technik lässt Bücher eine Evolution erfahren, die uns die Chance zu einer Revolution bietet.

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Wir nehmen die Herausforderung an, mehr Menschen das Lesen näher zu bringen, an vielen Orten dieser Welt Menschen dazu zu bringen, mehr zu lesen.
Wir wollen Bücher öffnen für "everyone, anytime, anyplace" - für jeden, zu jeder Zeit, an jedem Ort.
Wir bieten Ihnen ein innovatives Leseerlebnis, das Sie inspirieren wird. ...

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Machen Sie mit bei der Lese-Revolution. Sorgen Sie dafür, dass Lesen in Ihrem Leben eine wichtigere Rolle spielt. Teilen Sie dieses Erlebnis
mit Freunden und Ihrer Familie. Fordern Sie mehr von Schulen und Büchereien. Je mehr Zeit Sie mit Lesen verbringen, desto mehr geben Sie an die Gesellschaft zurück. Vor mehr als 500 Jahren waren es nur ein Mensch und eine Druckerpresse, die die Revolution in Gang setzten. Stellen Sie sich vor, was wir heute schaffen können, wenn
wir nur weiter lesen:

Read On!

 

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College Open Textbooks

College Open Textbooks | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, College Open Textbooks is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations that are focused on the mission of driving the awareness and advocacy for open textbooks. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that provide support to authors who open their resources. Through our community outreach, we have found that open textbooks should be:

easy to use, get and pass around,

editable so instructors can customize content,

cross-platform compatible,

printable,

and accessible so they work with adaptive technology.

(thanks to Daniel Spielmann for this suggestion!)
http://www.scoop.it/u/daspi 

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iPad 101: Get Your Free ePub eBooks at Project Gutenberg | TiPb

iPad 101: Get Your Free ePub eBooks at Project Gutenberg | TiPb | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
If you’re not already familiar with the geeky details, ePub is the open, free-flowing eBook format that Apple is using for iBooks. However, let’s caveat that “open” piece — ePub books bought from the iBookstore will be using Apple’s FairPlay DRM (digital rights management) which means that while ePub is a widely supported format, Apple ePub books won’t work on other devices, and ePub books using other DRM (like Adobe Content Server) won’t work on the iPad. Headache, right? Well, the good news is DRM-free ePub eBooks — like those from Project Gutenberg — should work on the iPad and pretty much everything else.
To use Project Gutenberg, just click on the link above and browse or search away. If you’re not sure where to start, try their Top 100 list. When you find something you like, scroll down to the EPUB link and download the file.
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how to find, use, create and share OER resources and open ebooks?

how to find, use, create and share OER resources and open ebooks? | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

The Bibliothek used to be a labyrinth ...

... the very old books used to be chaned with a metal catena and the former books could not be described as "portable" :-)

... since the invention of paperbacks is is usable to carry books around, read in a train ...

... but the actual revolution in publishing, sharing and producing books and other documents in the social web ... brings a complete new handling with books, words, literature, culture ...

.. and is is important to experiment with new form of production, distribution and receptions of books.

I want to share and explore new forms of reading, writing, speaking, commenting, linking, sharing and distributing of "texts", which also means interactive and "living" hypermedia files ...

.. a lot of  projects files and books will be in english, but i will also have o look on german resources ... so my language will be english and german, sorry for my ugly english ...

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Please feel free to contibute and suggest resources or share booksmarks about this topic in the diigo group:

http://groups.diigo.com/group/free-and-open-ebooks-resources

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A Minimal Glimpse of Philip Glass

A Minimal Glimpse of Philip Glass | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
When direc­tor David Hill­man Cur­tis and cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er Ben Wolf paid a visit recent­ly to com­pos­er Philip Glass to film a pro­mo­tion­al piece for the Brook­lyn Acad­e­my of Music, they were grant­ed just 30 min­utes. “He was booked solid the day we vis­it­ed his offices and actu­al­ly was being fol­lowed by a min­der who sat on the couch just out of the frame check­ing his watch,” said Cur­tis. “I’ve become a pret­ty good inter­view­er and was able to loosen Mr. Glass up a bit and he took it from there, giv­ing a great inter­view, and we were done in 30 minutes.” In the result­ing two-minute film, Glass express­es amuse­ment over his recent fas­ci­na­tion with clas­si­cal music. “Where are my frontiers,” asks the com­pos­er, whose work is fre­quent­ly described as avant-garde? “My fron­tiers are actu­al­ly not in front of me. They’re behind me.”
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L3T's Talk - Gespräche über Lehrmaterialien von morgen

L3T's Talk - Gespräche über Lehrmaterialien von morgen | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
L3T's Talk ist ein Online-Gesprächsreihe die sich mit den Lehrmaterialien von morgen beschäftigt. Expertinnen und Experten geben Einblick in ihre Forschungsarbeiten und zeigen kommende Trends und Entwicklungen auf.

Via Martin Ebner
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BioBook – eText evolved | News Center | Wake Forest University

BioBook – eText evolved | News Center | Wake Forest University | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

What started as an idea for an iPad application evolved into a more accessible tool for the next generation of electronic textbooks, which Johnson and Macosko call “BioBook.” BioBook was created within a Moodle-based learning management system designed by Odigia. Moodle is a free, open-source Web application that educators can use to create online learning sites. “Students can access BioBook from desktop PCs, laptops, iPads and mobile devices,” said Johnson.

The research and development of BioBook are funded by a $249,348 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges, a program run by Educause and financed largely by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Steven Johnson Unveils A Twitter-like Network For Sharing Long Reads | Co. Design

Steven Johnson Unveils A Twitter-like Network For Sharing Long Reads | Co. Design | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Findings.com will be a wonderland for geeky literati, allowing them to share clippings from longer pieces with your social network.
As a daily writer and reader, I can't live without Twitter: I get story ideas there, I drum up freelance work there, I get inspired and educated there. But man, that 140-character limit is a bitch sometimes. And let's face it--in Twitter's big tent, there's a helluva lot of noise. What if there were something like Twitter, but populated solely with unabridged snippets of interesting books, articles, and essays? Findings.com is exactly that: Instead of exchanging hashtagged brain farts and link-shortened headlines, users can post full-length quotations from whatever literary source they like (provided it's electronic).

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Smashwords - Publishing Student Writing to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Using Smashwords and Bluefire Reader - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

Smashwords - Publishing Student Writing to the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Using Smashwords and Bluefire Reader - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
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Mashup | Digitale Notizen

Mashup | Digitale Notizen | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Es ist nicht nur kinderleicht, es ist vor allem nahezu unumgänglich: Kopieren ist im digitalen Raum zu einer alltäglichen Handlung geworden. Doch so selbstverständlich wir kopieren, so unklar bleibt der Bezugs- und Bewertungsrahmen für diese Tätigkeit, die Dirk von Gehlen in Mashup als grundlegende Kulturtechnik lobt. (…) Mit dieser Streitschrift bringt Dirk von Gehlen Ordnung in die begriffliche Verwirrung und zeigt, wie notwendig die Kopie für unsere Kultur ist – online wie offline.
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Synchronized soundtracks enhance e-book experience | Springwise

Synchronized soundtracks enhance e-book experience | Springwise | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Booktrack matches synchronized music, sound effects and ambient sound to the text of e-books in a way that's automatically paced to the reading speed of the user.
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Blurb BookSmart® | Blurb

Blurb BookSmart® | Blurb | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Blurb BookSmart®
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Laden Sie Blurb BookSmart®, unsere kostenlose Buchgestaltungssoftware, herunter, und lassen Sie Ihrer Kreativität freien Lauf. Diverse vordefinierte anpassbare Layouts, eine große Auswahl an Schriftarten und alles, was Sie brauchen, um Ihr Buch professionell zu erstellen. Und jetzt können Sie jedes mit BookSmart erstellte Buch in ein wunderschönes eBook für iPad®, iPhone® oder iPod touch® verwandeln. Sehen Sie selbst wie einfach Sie BookSmart verwenden können.

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Read EPUB ebooks in the Firefox Web Browser with the EPUBReader Add-on — epubBlog

For those who just want to open EPUB files directly within their web broswer and start reading immediatley, EPUBReader could be the perfect solution.
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Is The Internet Turning Books Into Perpetual Works-in-Progress? | The New Republic

Is The Internet Turning Books Into Perpetual Works-in-Progress? | The New Republic | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Scholars for generations have issued second and third and fourth editions of texts to renovate outdated information. And some authors of fiction have even capitalized on the opportunity presented by new editions to modernize anachronisms. When F. Paul Wilson’s 1984 novel The Tomb was reissued in 2004, Wilson swapped mentions of a “VCR” for “DVD player” and removed a comment about Johnny Carson, who had since retired from The Tonight Show.

A far more sinister example is the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, notoriously manipulated by Communist ideologues. In the 1950s, after the downfall of Lavrenti Beria, Stalin’s chief of secret police, all encyclopedia owners were instructed to remove the “Beria” entry from the book and replace it with an expanded article about the Bering Strait.
But the difference with e-books, of course, is the speed and the ease of revision. The e-book of The Devil’s Light in which bin Laden is dead was released just months after the hardcover in which bin Laden is alive and scheming; the paperback, which will also include Patterson’s changes, won’t be released until 2012. This likely explains why—judging by the large assortment of updated Kindle editions currently available on Amazon—e-books seem to have prompted a new enthusiasm for tweaking content after publicatio
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Krautfunding.net

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Ansgar Warner, @e_book_news

"Vom Crowdfunding zum Krautfunding: Deutschland entdeckt die Dankeschön-Ökonomie. Die Kombination von Web 2.0 und Micropayment revolutioniert die Netzkultur.

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Dass gerade im deutschsprachigen Internet die Thank-You-Economy boomt, ist kein Zufall. Das Engagement innerhalb virtueller Communities knüpft direkt an positive Alltags-Erfahrungen in anderen Bereichen an. Bereits 20 Millionen Bundesbürger sind Mitglieder von Genossenschaften, noch mehr Menschen sind in Vereinen aktiv. Nun kommt Krautfunding als neues Handlungsfeld hinzu. Krautfunding etabliert sich als fester Bestandteil der deutschen Netzkultur, und begründet zugleich einen neuen Bereich der solidarischen Ökonomie."

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http://www.krautfunding.net/leseprobe/

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http://www.krautfunding.net/crowdfunding-tipps/

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http://www.krautfunding.net/blog/

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http://www.krautfunding.net/shop/

hier gibt es das ebbok als

0. kostenloses PDF:

"Wenn Sie die PDF-Version lesen wollen, bieten wir Ihnen hier eine andere Möglichkeit an: den kostenlosen “Pay with a Tweet”-Service. Sie “bezahlen” dabei einfach mit einem Tweet. Sobald sie ihre Nachricht weitergetwittert haben, führt sie “Pay with a Tweet” automatisch zur Download-Adresse. Alternativ geht das übrigens auch mit einem Facebook-Posting. "

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1. Kindle Ebook (2,99)

http://amzn.to/kautfund

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2. via Spende als epub:

"Möchten Sie die Dankeschön-Ökonomie mal ganz praktisch ausprobieren? Die epub-Version für Sony-Reader, LumiRead, Oyo und viele andere Lesegeräte können Sie hier herunterladen, nachdem Sie auf den Spenden-Button geklickt haben (Download-Seite öffnet sich, wenn man im PayPal-Menü auf den Button “Zurück zur Website” klickt). Wieviel Ihnen das E-Book wert ist, entscheiden Sie selbst. "

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3. Als Print on Demand via epubli:
"Auf der E-Publishing-Plattform epubli kann man “Krautfunding” jetzt auch in gedruckter Form bestellen. Die Print-On-Demand-Version hat sechzig Seiten und kostet 5,99 Euro (zuzügl. Versandkosten von 4,95 Euro). Kleiner Tipp: Über das Vorschau-Widget kann man bei epubli durch den kompletten Text blättern … "

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