Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data (Some rights reserved) Held in early March, Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the seventh time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity …

Open Data

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control National Institutes of Healthnih.gov – @NIHReaping the benefits of Open Data in public healthThe wait is over… NIH’s Public …

Open Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Zion National Park (Some rights reserved) Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSounds of the Forest: A Free Audio Archive Gathers the Sounds of Forests from All Over the WorldMIT, guided by open access principles, ends Elsevier negotiationsOpen access to collections …

Open

Photo: Always open (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Open Knowledge

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge (2018)

Poster Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Examples please of open access policies and practices and how they are implemented by governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars. Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, …

What’s a wiki?

Poster (Some rights reserved) The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. For the purposes of Planeta.com, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being logged. That said, many of …

Open Space

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Open Space is “land that remains largely unaltered by urban activities … for solace in a naturalistic environment … possessing outstanding scenic qualities, rare flora, riparian quality, wetlands, critical wildlife habitat, fragile areas or unusual geologic or topographical formations.” (Clark County) Elsewhere on the WebWhat is Open Space/Green Space? – EPAhttp://www.clarkcountynv.gov/comprehensive-planning/advanced-planning/Documents/LVVPerimeterPhase1Report.pdf WikipediaUrban …