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Europe: Now is the time to fix copyright!

Europe: Now is the time to fix copyright! | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to explain copyright to a teenager? I did. It doesn’t make any sense to them.
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National Library joins campaign to free history from copyright laws

National Library joins campaign to free history from copyright laws | Open Systems | Scoop.it
The National Library of Scotland has joined a campaign to free history from copyright laws that are leaving valuable pieces of cultural heritage unseen.
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How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK)

How 'Google Science' could transform academic publishing (Wired UK) | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Google is allegedly working on a free, open access platform for the research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific journals
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Helping cultural heritage institutions get their content on Wikipedia | europeana

Helping cultural heritage institutions get their content on Wikipedia | europeana | Open Systems | Scoop.it
For the first time, cultural organisations can use a standardised tool to transfer thousands of items to the world’s largest collection of openly-licensed content.
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European Commission endorses CC licenses as best practice for public sector content and data - Creative Commons

European Commission endorses CC licenses as best practice for public sector content and data - Creative Commons | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Today the European Commission released licensing recommendations to support the reuse of public sector information in Europe. In addition to providing guidance on baseline license principles for public sector content and data, the guidelines suggest that Member States should adopt standardized open licenses - such as Creative Commons licenses:

Several licences that comply with the principles...
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Incentivizing Peer Review: The Last Obstacle for Open Access Science | Science Blogs | WIRED

Incentivizing Peer Review: The Last Obstacle for Open Access Science | Science Blogs | WIRED | Open Systems | Scoop.it
For open science to work, scientists need better incentives to review each other's work.
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What Is A CMS And What Are Some Popular CMS

What Is A CMS And What Are Some Popular CMS | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Every major news and blog publication like the BBC and CNN use content management systems (CMS). The reason they use CMS is because it makes the whole process o
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State of the Commons

State of the Commons | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics. CC licenses have changed the way the internet works, providing a core function to some of the largest content platforms on the web. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.
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Net neutrality: cable companies 'stunned' by Obama's 'extreme' proposals

Net neutrality: cable companies 'stunned' by Obama's 'extreme' proposals | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Major telecoms, lobbyist groups and politicians sharply respond to president’s call for greater regulation of internet as utility
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So you want to reuse digital heritage content in a creative context? Good luck with that.

So you want to reuse digital heritage content in a creative context? Good luck with that. | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Although there is a lot of digitised cultural heritage content online, it is still incredibly difficult to source good material to reuse in creative projects. Melissa Terras asks what can instituti...
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Did Spain just declare war on the commons?

Did Spain just declare war on the commons? | Open Systems | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament approved a number of changes to Spain’s Intellectual Property Law that directly threaten the ability of Spanish internet users to contribute to the commons. The law introduces a number of modifications to copyright law that expand the scope of exclusive rights over areas that were previously outside of the exclusive rights of copyright holders at the expense of users rights and the public domain.

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Darwin’s complete Galapagos library posted online

Darwin’s complete Galapagos library posted online | Open Systems | Scoop.it
404 volumes kept on board the Beagle join the giant Darwin Online repository.
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Our new report on Educational Resources and Copyright Exceptions and Limitations | Open Educational Policy for Europe

Our new report on Educational Resources and Copyright Exceptions and Limitations | Open Educational Policy for Europe | Open Systems | Scoop.it
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The numbers they didn't want you to see: study finds that academic publishers basically charge whatever they feel like » MobyLives

The numbers they didn't want you to see: study finds that academic publishers basically charge whatever they feel like » MobyLives | Open Systems | Scoop.it
It’s been understood for quite a while now that the prices big academic publishers charge universities and libraries for access to academic journals bear little to no relationship to the costs that the publishers actually incur. But a report just…
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Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide - YouTube

http://www.ted.com At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available ...
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New open source tool for journalists and designers to weave interactive stories

New open source tool for journalists and designers to weave interactive stories | Open Systems | Scoop.it
Odyssey.js is a project funded by the Knight Prototype Fund developed by mapping company CartoDB. Today it is releasing the ...

 

"Although the Web is 25 years old, we are still at the dawn of using the medium for interactive storytelling. Technical complexity and development resources needed to create interactive pieces are two major drawbacks that stop innovation (the economic context of newsrooms further complicates things)."


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Barbara Ganley's curator insight, July 9, 2014 8:12 AM

Promising!  Choose slides, scroll, maps--not either/or!