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Gregory S. McNeal, Thoughts on Innovation in Law Review Publishing (Part 1 of 2), The Blog, August 11, 2008 (Thanks to Law School Innovation.)
See also Part 2, where McNeal suggests other changes for law review publishing.
Lawrence Lessig, huge and important news: free licenses upheld, Lessig Blog, August 13, 2008.
See also the blog post and press release by Creative Commons, the blog post by Sherwin Siy of Public Knowledge, or the BBC story.
Donna Wentworth, Voices from the future of science: Rufus Pollock of the Open Knowledge Foundation, Science Commons blog, August 18th, 2008.
Hindawi Announces an Open Access Institutional Membership Program, press release, August 18, 2008.
Hindawi Publishing Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its Open Access Institutional Membership program, which will enable authors from member institutes to publish their work in Hindawi's 125+ open access journals without having to administer and pay any Article Processing Charges from their individual research budgets. ...
Cameron Neylon, Re-inventing the wheel (again) - what the open science movement can learn from the history of the PDB, Science in the open, August 17, 2008.
... One of the long term champions of data availability is Professor Helen Berman, the head of the Protein Data Bank (the international repository for biomacromolecular structures) ...
The Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects, maintained by the Government Printing Office, was updated on June 18, 2008. (Thanks to Free Government Information.) From the announcement:
See also our previous post on the Registry or all past posts on OA at the GPO.
Stian Håklev, Open research, open educational resources and open learning - experiments and ideas, presentation at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, August 13, 2008. See also the author's blog post on the presentation or the audio of the presentation.
EuropeanaLocal is a project funded by the European Commission to "involve and help local and regional libraries, museums, archives and audio-visual archives" to provide access to their content through Europeana, the European Digital Library. The project started on June 1, 2008. A kick-off meeting was held on June 25-26.
See also our past posts on Europeana.
Apologies for the delay getting posts up. I recently moved and the Internet connection in my new apartment is not yet reliable.
In addition, my part of Florida looks to be in the path of Tropical Storm Fay. I don't anticipate any issues with safety, but power outages are likely, and occasionally take several days to be repaired. Hopefully there will be no issues, but I wanted to alert readers of the possibility of no or few posts for a few days.
Between the two concerns (which will hopefully both be resolved soon), I'll be catching up as quickly as I can. Thanks for your patience.