Monthly Archives: April 2008

Slides from WI, MN presentations

I’ve uploaded the slides from my recent presentations in Wisconsin and Minnesota; they’re here.

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CopyNight Orlando, April 22

The February meeting of CopyNight Orlando will be Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day!) at 7 pm at Stardust Video & Coffee (1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando). This month is an open topic: whatever participants want to discuss. Learn more … Continue reading

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Passenger rail for Florida

The United Rail Passenger Alliance recently posted an extensive and thought-provoking analysis and recommendations for regional passenger rail in Florida. Florida is currently served by two long-distance Amtrak routes, with daily service in each direction: the Silver Meteor and the … Continue reading

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The brilliance of Flickr Commons and the public domain

Flickr’s The Commons is a really clever initiative. Flickr gets high-value historical content (the kind of stuff that drives the long tail) and some nice publicity. The collections get to bring their content to many new users in a new … Continue reading

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Upcoming presentations in WI, MN

I’m presenting on open access for students at these upcoming events: Saturday, April 12, 2008 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisc. 3 – 6 pm Memorial Union (TITU) Announcement Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Macalester College St. Paul, Minn. noon – 1 … Continue reading

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World Health Day + NIH Implementation Day

Coincidence? NIH Implementation Day: April 7 World Health Day: April 7 To health!

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Aborting OA: government interference in science

Sarah Lai Stirland reports on Wired‘s Threat Level blog that a bibliographic database run by Johns Hopkins University has blocked all searches related to abortion — because the project receives funding from a U.S. federal agency which prohibits grantees from … Continue reading

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Freelancers Union membership drive

Freelancers Union (of which I am a member) is launching a membership drive. Freelancers Union is, as you might expect, a different sort of union: for starters, it’s a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, rather than the 501(c)(5) status typically used by … Continue reading

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