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Contemporary Art Daily Text Analysis

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Contemporary Art Daily (CAD) is a leading contemporary art blog that publishes documentation for selected shows of contemporary art. It was started in 2008 by then art student Forrest Nash, who describes the site as follows: Contemporary Art Daily is…Read more ›

Η Sketchfab διαθέτει 3D μοντέλα με άδειες Creative Commons

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H Sketchfab – μία ιστοσελίδα για την κοινή χρήση των 3D μοντέλων – μόλις παρουσίασε μια νέα επιλογή για τη λήψη αρχείων. Όλα τα αρχεία που επιλέγονται για λήψη διατίθενται με άδειες Creative Commons, συμπεριλαμβανομένων κι εκείνων που προέρχονται από «μεγάλους παίκτες» όπως η HTC, η Microsoft, το Βρετανικό Μουσείο και ο διάσημος σχεδιαστής Francis Bitonti. Από την ανακοίνωση: Αυτό καθιστά τη Sketchfab όχι μόνο το καλύτερο και ευκολότερο μέσο για να δημοσιεύσετε ένα αρχείο 3D, αλλά και μία πηγή εύρεσης και χρήσης περιεχομένου 3D, όπως παραδείγματος χάρη για 3D εκτύπωση, για να δημιουργήσετε βίντεοπαιχνίδια, να κάνετε πειράματα VR  ή, απλά, να μοιράζεστε και να συνεργάζεστε ιδιωτικά πάνω σε 3D σχέδια. Κάθε χρήστης μπορεί τώρα να επιλέξει να δημοσιεύσει περιεχόμενο 3D μόνο Continue Reading

¿Cómo comenzó el derecho de autor?

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El copyright no comenzó como una forma de proteger a los autores ni incentivar su trabajo. Su origen está estrechamente relacionado con los deseos de la iglesia y el poder político para controlar los discursos que circulaban por Europa en el siglo XV, tras la invensión de la prensa de tipos móviles de Gutenberg. En […]

Sketchfab announces CC licensing; Microsoft, HTC, and British Museum early adopters

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Sketchfab – an awesome website for sharing 3D models – just unveiled an option to make files downloadable. All of the files marked for download are available under Creative Commons licenses, including those from some big players like HTC, Microsoft, the British Museum and celebrated designer Francis Bitonti. Granite head of Amenemhat III / British […]

Wikidata II

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Wikidata went live two years ago, but the II in the title is also a reference to the first page called Wikidata on meta.wikimedia.org which for years collected ideas for first class data support in Wikipedia. I had linked to Wikidata I writing about the most prominent of those ideas, Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), which I […]

Sketchfab announces CC licensing; Microsoft, HTC, and British Museum early adopters

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Sketchfab – an awesome website for sharing 3D models – just unveiled an option to make files downloadable. All of the files marked for download are available under Creative Commons licenses, including those from some big players like HTC, Microsoft, the British Museum and celebrated designer Francis Bitonti.

Granite head of Amenemhat III / British Museum / CC BY 4.0

From the announcement:

This makes Sketchfab not only the best and easiest way to publish and embed a 3D file, but also a great place to find and use 3D content – for example for 3D printing, to build video games or VR experiments – or just to share and collaborate privately on 3D designs. Any user can now chose to publish 3D content for display only, or for display and download under Creative Commons licenses.

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This launch comes with another important milestone: more than 200,000 3D files have been uploaded on the platform so far, making Sketchfab one of the largest repositories of 3D content, and the leading platform to publish and embed interactive 3D models. We want to thank all of our users for that, we are proud to be home for your work. This milestone, combined with our new download option, is strengthening our position as The place to be for 3D files.

Surface Pro 3 Pen Holder / Microsoft / CC BY 4.0

Sketchfab co-founder Alban Denoyel told us that his team knew from the start that they wanted to use CC licenses rather than create a new license for model use. “As soon as we started looking into adding a download option on Sketchfab, we wanted to find a legal framework to cover the way people could use the files, and CC was top of mind as the perfect solution to do that.”

And did the high-profile users like Microsoft and HTC have any qualms about CC? Not really, says Alban. “We had a pretty straightforward approach, exposing our plans of enabling download under CC, and asking if they were in or not. No special concerns were raised, they quickly jumped in!”

HTC One M8 printable case / HTC / CC BY 4.0

Congratulations, Sketchfab!

¿Cuán usadas son las licencias Creative Commons entre los investigadores chilenos?

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Esta semana, ONG Derechos Digitales ha publicado “Revistas académicas chilenas: políticas editoriales y derechos de autor”, la segunda parte de una investigación comenzada en 2009, respecto a las políticas editoriales de las publicaciones de investigación científica en Chile. Al revisar los resultados de este nuevo estudio, es muy interesante constatar la importante penetración que tenido […]

Open access-knapp med søkefunksjon

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Nylig, under Open Access Week i London, ble Open Access Button relansert med nye funksjoner. Den oppdaterte knappen er et nettleser plug-in som fungerer slik at når man søker etter en vitenskapelig artikkel på nettet, men støter på en betalingsvegg, så vil det bli søkt etter en alternativ versjon av samme artikkel som er fritt tilgjengelig. Dette kan for eksempel være en egen-arkivert versjon, eller ferdigstilt artikkel med annen typografi enn den publiserte versjonen. Dersom dette ikke fungerer på knappen gir funksjonalitet for å sende epost til forfatteren av artikkelen for å be om at en kopi av artikkelen gjøres tilgjengelig og deles til andre som trenger det. Knappen vil gjøre andre ting også, som å opprette en oversikt for hver artikkel som er forespurt, slik at forfattere kan se behovet for tilgang til sine verk. Til slutt knappen gjør det mulig å samle inn data og anekdoter, slik at dette kan benyttes til å dokumentere behovet for open access-tilgang til vitenskapelige verk. Nedenfor er video-opptak fra lanseringen 21. oktober. 2014-10-29T08:19:18Z Gisle Hannemyr

CC Science’s Indian November

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We are in New Delhi and Mumbai for a number of presentations, workshops and meetings. Please come say hello if you are at these events or in the area. SciDataCon2014 in New Delhi The International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability (SciDataCon) is motivated by the conviction that the most research challenges […]

CC Science’s Indian November

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We are in New Delhi and Mumbai for a number of presentations, workshops and meetings. Please come say hello if you are at these events or in the area.

SciDataCon2014 in New Delhi

The International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability (SciDataCon) is motivated by the conviction that the most research challenges cannot be addressed without attending to issues relating to research data essential to all scientific endeavors. However, several cultural and technological challenges are still preventing the research community from realizing the full benefits of progress in open access and sharing. CODATA and WDS, interdisciplinary committees of the International Council for Science (ICSU) are co-sponsoring and organizing a high profile international biennial conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Nov 2: A day long Text and data mining (TDM) workshop offered in collaboration with ContentMine

TDM is an important scientific technique for analyzing large corpora of articles used to uncover both existing and new insights in unstructured data sets that typically are obtained programmatically from many different sources. While the science and technology TDM is complex enough, its legal complications are equally dizzying. Not only is its legal status unclear at best, it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction making cross-national collaboration difficult. Besides the license status of the original material, contractual agreements between research institutions and publishers, who are often the gatekeepers of the corpora, can create significant hurdles. The workshop offers an introduction to TDM, presenting the legal considerations through hands-on exercises.

Nov 3: How well is the data chain working?

Effective and efficient application of scientific data for the benefit of humanity entails agreed goals, clear and reproducible methods, and transparent communication throughout the data chain from producer to user via data organizer and research publisher. How well is that working? A Panel Discussion at the close of each day will summarise that day’s conclusions, and respond to the question of how well the data chain may be working from a trio of perspectives: Conference Organizer, data-management expert, and data producer.

Nov 5: Citing Data to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research

Synthesis Data Citation Principles and Their Implications for TDM: Importance, Credit and Attribution, Evidence, Unique Identification, Access, Persistence, Specificity and Verifiability, and Interoperability and Flexibility: these eight important phrases describe the data citation principles agreed upon by the community and published under a joint declaration and endorsed by 185 individuals and 83 organizations. But, what are the implications of these principles beyond just citation, particularly with respect to automated analysis of large corpus of articles? This presentation will briefly present the principles, and then explore some of the issues that we have to come to grips with in order to make text and data mining (TDM) easy for scientists.

Nov 5: Challenges and Benefits of Open Science Data and International Data Sharing

Maximizing Legal Interoperability Through Open Licenses: Many scientists do think about interoperability as they have to work with colleagues from other domains. However, common interoperability efforts are focused on technical, and if we are lucky, semantic interoperability. Rarely do scientists think of legal interoperability in the design of their science experiments. Can my work be legally mixed with someone else’s work without violating any intellectual property (or worse, privacy and security) laws? Is my work portable across not just scientific domains but also across judicial boundaries? We attempt to shed light on some of these questions in this presentation.

Nov 5: Talk on CC/OKF open science activities to be given at the computer science dept., Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi

Jenny Molloy, OKFN Open Science and I will be introducing the young computer science students at IIT-Delhi on the various open science and data activities around the world. This talk is organized by Prof. Aaditeshwar Seth, Computer Science, IIT-Delhi.

Nov 6-8: Meetings on citizen science and sensors at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai

HBCSE at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai is a National Center with the broad goals to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country. We will be discussing with HBCSE’s metaStudio potential areas of collaboration in citizen science and the use of sensors in projects to accelerate the growth of scientific awareness in the country through direct public participation in science.

Mezinárodní CopyCamp Conference 2014

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Už za týden ve dnech 6. – 7. 11. 2014 se koná ve Varšavě mezinárodní konference Copy Camp 2014, zaměřenou na vliv autoprských práv na informační společnost. Konference, které je Iuridicum Remedium partnerskou organizací, bude hostit významné osobnosti, jako je…

Uwolnić Projekt

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“Uwolnić projekt” to pomysł na alternatywny sposób produkcji i dystrybucji wyrobów rzemieślniczych, rezygnujący z pośrednictwa wielkich komercyjnych dystrybutorów. “Uwolnić projekt” polega na projektowaniu współczesnych wersji dawnych, tradycyjnych przedmiotów codziennego użytku (mebli, ubrań, akcesoriów domowych), w oparciu o eksponaty Państwowego Muzeum Etnograficznego w Warszawie. Tak powstałe projekty zamieszczane są na stronie “Uwolnić projekt” na licencji CC-BY-ND. Aby zaprojektowane przedmioty znalazły się […]

Przegląd linków CC #154

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Otwarta edukacja 1. Czy otwarte podręczniki mają wpływ na wyniki uczniów? Pierwsze takie badanie w edukacji nauk ścisłych przeprowadzono w USA i wyniki, choć różne dla różnych otwartych podręczników, wskazują na taką samą lub minimalnie wyższą efektywność zasobów otwartych od tradycyjnych. Liczymy na co raz więcej takich badań w przyszłości, które będą badać nie tylko podręczniki, ale szerszej wykorzystanie […]

2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)

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「開放資料 (Open Data)」已經是個熱門話題、眾所周知的關鍵詞,但是資料的釋出與使用涉及許多議題,而其中有許多議題是急待討論與釐清。承襲去年首次舉辦的「開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop)」,自由軟體鑄造場、台灣創用 CC 計畫與關心開放資料的台灣社群朋友們,將在11月初共同舉辦「2014 開放資料工作坊 (Open Data Workshop 2014)」。今年的工作坊選定「政府與公民的協作」為主軸,並區分「政府開放資料政策與社群協同合作」、「開放研究資料」以及「防災資料開放、資料標準與合作」三個主題,來進一步探討政府部門、研究機構以及民間團體三方在資料開放與應用的過程中,如何透過協同合作來創造出開放資料真正的價值。歡迎有興趣的朋友報名參加! 2014-10-24T02:20:29Z ally

LRMI stewardship transferred to Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

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  Re-post from: http://www.lrmi.net/lrmi-transfers-stewardship Effective October 23, 2014, leadership and governance of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an education metadata project developed to improve discoverability and delivery of learning resources, have transferred from the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). This long-planned transfer represents a logical […]

LRMI stewardship transferred to Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

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Re-post from: http://www.lrmi.net/lrmi-transfers-stewardship

Effective October 23, 2014, leadership and governance of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an education metadata project developed to improve discoverability and delivery of learning resources, have transferred from the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).

This long-planned transfer represents a logical next step for the LRMI since the project has reached the end of its initial scope of work.  DCMI will take the leadership role in advancing the project into its next phase with AEP and CC engaged as active LRMI community members.

“Creative Commons and AEP are happy to add this governance transfer to the long list of successes we’ve achieved together on the LRMI project,” said Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons. “After a long and careful evaluation process, the LRMI leadership identified a candidate in DCMI that is well-established and highly respected in the metadata sector and will carry on the LRMI’s spirit of transparency and community involvement.”

“AEP has enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside our partners Creative Commons the past three years to get the LRMI effort off the ground, build a community of practice, and finally, to establish a plan for long-term sustainability for the project,” said Dave Gladney, Project Manager of the AEP LRMI project, which has been housed at the Association of American Publishers since the merger of AEP and AAP in July 2013. “With this transfer, we’re confident that we’re leaving the LRMI with the ideal steward for long-term success.”

“DCMI is pleased to assume stewardship of LRMI at this key, long-planned transition in its development,” said Eric Childress, DCMI Governing Board Chair. “Meeting the metadata needs of the education and training community has been a goal of DCMI since the founding of its Education Community in 1999. DCMI has played encouraging, advisory roles in development of the LRMI specification from the inception of Phase I technical development in 2011 under the leadership of AEP and Creative Commons. DCMI is now poised to provide LRMI with both a permanent home that assures the long-term sustainability of the specification and an open, collaborative context for future community-driven development.”

More information about the transfer and the project follows.

Background

The LRMI began in 2011 shortly after the announcement of Schema.org, a search engine-backed standard for tagging content on the web.   AEP and Creative Commons, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, set out to extend the general Schema.org hierarchy with a lightweight set of metadata properties that could describe the instructional intent of a web page, resource or piece of content.  The resulting LRMI specification version 1.1 was accepted as an official extension of Schema.org in April 2013.  Additionally, AEP and Creative Commons have worked closely together throughout the past three years to meet dozens of important project milestones.

The third and final Gates-funded phase of the project focused on long-term sustainability and success.  Among other Phase III projects, the LRMI leadership team has worked over the past six months to identify the ideal next-phase steward for the LRMI specification.  This process included surveying the LRMI community, identifying potential candidates, measuring each candidate against a list of agreed-upon requirements and vetting candidates through a series of interviews.

Why DCMI was chosen

DCMI was chosen based on its status as a well-known, well-respected name in the metadata space; its open governance structure, which closely aligns with the open spirit of the LRMI; and its ongoing connection to the LRMI through the involvement of DCMI’s Managing Director and Education Community chair, Stuart Sutton, on the LRMI Technical Working Group.

DCMI’s next-stage priorities

DCMI stewardship of the LRMI specification will include:

  1. Moving the canonical representation of the specification from lrmi.net to dublincore.org with appropriate cross referencing between the two websites.
  2. Creating a permanent LRMI Task Group within the context and working processes of the DC Education Community to supplant the original LRMI Technical Working Group for:
    • Ongoing maintenance of the LRMI 1.1 specification
    • Assessment of open community input as the means for defining future development of the specification
    • Management of transparent editorial and decision-making processes in executing further developments
  3. Supporting open community communications through a Jiscmail list for the new LRMI Task Group (public “read”) and through the existing DC-Education Jiscmail list (public “join/read/write”).   Public conversations on the existing, open LRMI Google Group will be continued until the coordination of two public lists is deemed by DCMI to be no longer tenable. During this time, current members of the Google Group will be encouraged to join the Jiscmail lists.
  4. Initiating immediate engagement with Schema.org to coordinate changes in its cross-referencing for LRMI and the potential development of additional developer/web master documentation at schema.org of those aspects of LRMI 1.1 it has adopted in support of learning resource markup.

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About Creative Commons

Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) is a globally-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Creative Commons provides free licenses and other legal tools to give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions and get credit for their creative work while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make specific uses of it.

About the Association of Educational Publishers

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is the 501(c)(3) arm of the Association of American Publishers. At the inception of the LRMI in 2011, AEP was an independent organization serving the educational resource community with programs, events, advocacy, and thought leadership. In July of 2013, AEP merged with the AAP School Division to form the PreK-12 Learning Group. Most of AEP’s programs were transferred over to the newly-formed Learning Group pursuant to the merger, but LRMI projects and administration of grant funding continued on under the 501(c)(3).

About the Association of American Publishers

The members of AAP are building the future of publishing. AAP represents America’s premier creators of high-quality entertainment, education, scientific and professional published content. They include commercial and not-for-profit organizations, scholarly societies, university presses, educational technology companies and digital start-ups. These nearly 450 organizations dedicate the creative, intellectual, financial and technological investments to bring great ideas to life and deliver content to the world’s diverse audiences in all the ways they seek it.

About Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)

DCMI is a global community that has played key roles in the development of best practices in metadata modeling, design and implementation since 1995. The DCMI community has developed and maintains some of the major languages of description used on the Web and in systems. DCMI’s principles of operation are open consensus building, international scope and participation, neutrality of purpose and business models, neutrality of technology, and a cross disciplinary focus. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and is supported through membership programs for both individuals and organizations.

Build a commons for everyone

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I joined CC in June of this year, and immediately set out to update our strategy. I spent the summer working with our staff, affiliates, board, partners, and funders to understand the needs and the opportunities, and to plan for 2015 and beyond. Today, we’re focused on three strategic objectives: A vibrant commons. Supporting the […]

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