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Thursday, March 22, 2007

More on OA via Flickr

Richard Baer, Flickr as source of OA material, OA Librarian, March 21, 2007.  Excerpt:

When I saw the link to this in, it struck me that this is OA on the real cheap.

The link describes what the author calls the weirdest book in the world, the CODEX SERAPHINIANUS....

[P]utting an entire book online [in Flickr] for semi-free has never occurred to me....I say semi-free because flickr only shows the medium size in the open display. When I login to my Pro account, I can view all sizes including the original at 2400 pixels largest dimension....

PS:  For an earlier example, see the 1997 Army manual on conduct in battle posted to Flickr by Daniel Cornwall (blogged here July 28, 2006).