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Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Some thoughts on some of the responses, by way of Einstein.
UPDATE 2: This segment from NPR's On the Media articulates the project
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The Pointless Debate Over Web Curation vs. Aggregation

The Pointless Debate Over Web Curation vs. Aggregation | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
Since the Internet began, people have tried to develop formal codes that wrongdoers would ignore in any event. All we need is good old, priceless trust
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Another perspective on curation, creation, aggregation practices.

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Free Music Archive: Hollywood Culture vs. Internet Culture: Jonathan Coulton Joins the Glee Club

Free Music Archive: Hollywood Culture vs. Internet Culture: Jonathan Coulton Joins the Glee Club | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
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Show Glee is using cover arrangements without crediting or licensing.  There is a quirky loophole in copyright law that does not protect the new arrangement at all.

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Half of all papers from 2011 are open access | Chemistry World

Half of all papers from 2011 are open access | Chemistry World | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
Half of all research papers published in 2011 are now freely available online, it is claimed – nearly twice as high as previous estimates. The research was carried out by Science-Metrix, a Canadian research evaluation firm, ...
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Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?

Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism? | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
If a mainstream media outlet like the Wall Street Journal fails to link to a blog that broke the news they reported hours later, is that just a lack of courtesy or something more serious? The bottom line is that linking is about building trust.
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This shows the current day relevance of our discussions about citations and building on the work of others.

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Guidelines Proposed for Content Aggregation Online

Guidelines Proposed for Content Aggregation Online | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
Two approaches to giving credit where credit belongs online were announced at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.
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Some details of this proposal, what has led to it, and the implications.

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New Research Provides Evidence Of Coal Dust Escaping From Trains · EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting

New Research Provides Evidence Of Coal Dust Escaping From Trains · EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting | Readings for LIBR 201 at WWU | Scoop.it
“RT @RickChesler: New research provides evidence of coal dust escaping from trains OPB: An atmospheric and e #eco http://t.co/mNtQZGwhii”
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Particularly relevant in Bellingham. This brief article that leads to the formal research paper could be a good lead in to discussing not only the coal train issues, but also the new take on scholarly publication - particularly the crowd sourcing of funding to conduct the study.
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