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 …

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, …

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 Links

Photo: Zion National Park Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlinessounds-of-the-forest DatabaseDatabase: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation – academic.oup.com/database – provides an open access platform for the presentation of novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information, and aims to help strengthen …

Unlandmarks

Poster Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – From August 1 to December 31, 2018 Code for Pittsburgh will be building a map of landmarks that are no longer physically present. The Unlandmarks Map will reveal and detail historical injustices. It will show the rent-raising which closed down minority-owned businesses, the murals which were painted over, the unique houses …

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. 2020 dates: October 19-25. 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. 2020 dates: March 2-6. 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 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. WikipediaOpen knowledge Planeta.com