Open Science

Buzzwords Open science = Movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur and professional HeadlinesSome facts on Sci-Hub that Wikipedia gets wrongYou Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous – WiredAn easy way to get your photos into WikimediaTop scientific publisher chooses not to advance open …

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Logo 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 …

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Artwork What we look forward to reading this week: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. Video launch today! Key Linkswcl.american.eduDownload Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Propertywcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/[email protected]_pijip Background Overview: This project aims to evaluate the perception of copyright related barriers to the creation of open educational resources (OER) that contain …

Open Access Week

Roofdog Held annually in October, International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access and Open Education as the new default in scholarship and research. 2021 dates: October 25-31. Key [email protected]_NAFacebook BackgroundInternational Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated …

Open Education Week

Poster Open Education Week – openeducationweek.org – takes place each March. 2021 dates: March 1-5. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @OERCommons @OpenEdGlobal Key Linksopeneducationweek.orgEvents BackgroundSome 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 Educational Resources

Logo OER is not a short-term fix to a passing problem — it’s a long-term solution to ensure equitable, inclusive access to education. – Creative Commons CoronavirusEducation in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Maximizing Copyright Flexibilities BackgroundWhat is OER? From Creative Commons:The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation“OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside …

Open

Photo: Always open Open = Allowing access, passage, or a view EssayWhat happens when always open is not even open anymore? 24/7 does not really mean seven days a week, 24 hours. This is the transition we are living through. Could this be the time to be more open? if not physically then informationally, copyrightable, …