Re: [Wikimedia-l] Office hour with WMF researchers

2013-09-24 Thread ENWP Pine
Yes, logs for all office hours are at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office_hours#Office_hour_logs.

Please consider joining the wiki-research-l mailing list if you're not already 
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  Reminder, office hour is happening now.
 
 Hi,
 
 I have missed the announcement, but I would have enjoyed to join.
 Are there some minutes or transcript of the Office hours?
 
 Thank you.
 
 Cristian
  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Request for consultation about the Community logo

2013-09-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Bence Damokos, 24/09/2013 04:11:

(And to answer my own second question - with the correct search term, there
is indeed an article in 3 languages.)


You can as well link it. :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_trade_mark
It leaves *many* questions open.

Nemo

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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread David Gerard
fyi


-- Forwarded message --
From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org


In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
since attracted almost one million users including independent
scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced
access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS.



http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/
JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers
[Library Journal]

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Tom Morris
If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your university 
provide alumni access.

My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the library 
for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit, full JSTOR 
access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford DNB access 
and some other online resources.

Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.

I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can document 
which institutions provide access:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access

--
Tom Morris
http://tommorris.org/

On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com) wrote:

fyi


-- Forwarded message --
From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org


In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
since attracted almost one million users including independent
scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced
access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS.



http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/
JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers
[Library Journal]

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Tom Morris, 24/09/2013 14:18:

If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your university 
provide alumni access.


Speaking of which, if you find out how many FTE the university pays for 
the alumni, I'd be interested in knowing (at least some departments in 
my university would like to introduce such a program but negotiations 
with publishers are so complex).


Nemo

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Andrea Zanni
It's probably worth mentioning (again) that
we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access:
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess

If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic
literature, you should be there.
Getting access to closed journals is definetely something that we like
and must pursue,
but changing the very system of is more important.
We shouldn't have this issue at all :-)

Aubrey






On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote:

 If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your
 university provide alumni access.

 My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the
 library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit, full
 JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford DNB
 access and some other online resources.

 Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.

 I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can
 document which institutions provide access:

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access

 --
 Tom Morris
 http://tommorris.org/

 On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com) wrote:

 fyi


 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
 Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
 Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
 To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org


 In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
 affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
 not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
 offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
 archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
 Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
 register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
 access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
 since attracted almost one million users including independent
 scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
 JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
 However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
 interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced
 access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS.




 http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/
 JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Liam Wyatt
With regards to getting access to closed journals...
I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at
home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any
Australian, if they get a free library card.
[You can see the full list at the NLA eResources page: http://www.nla.gov.au
/app/eresources/ ]

Is this unique to Australia? I must admit that I didn't realise until
recently the extent of the restricted databases that were available for
free to library card holders in their own home. With all the discussion
over the years on the global Wikimedia mailing lists about trying to
special access for Wikimedians, I had just assumed it was a global issue.
But, at least for Australians, it's largely solved... Are other country's
major libraries offering journal access to the public for free? If not,
perhaps rather than trying to get special access for Wikimedians directly
from the Database companies, we should be working to get access via Library
subscriptions?

Liam / Wittylama.

[p.s. yes - I realise I'm promoting a service offered by my employer,
sorry. But I reckon it's relevant and important that people know though.
p.p.s. If you are Australian and want a free library card sent to you - go
here: http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard/ ]

wittylama.com
Peace, love  metadata


On 24 September 2013 12:48, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:

 It's probably worth mentioning (again) that
 we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access:
 https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess

 If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic
 literature, you should be there.
 Getting access to closed journals is definetely something that we like
 and must pursue,
 but changing the very system of is more important.
 We shouldn't have this issue at all :-)

 Aubrey






 On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote:

  If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your
  university provide alumni access.
 
  My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the
  library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit,
 full
  JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford
 DNB
  access and some other online resources.
 
  Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.
 
  I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can
  document which institutions provide access:
 
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access
 
  --
  Tom Morris
  http://tommorris.org/
 
  On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com)
 wrote:
 
  fyi
 
 
  -- Forwarded message --
  From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
  Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
  Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
  To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org
 
 
  In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
  affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
  not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
  offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
  archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
  Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
  register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
  access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
  since attracted almost one million users including independent
  scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
  JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
  However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
  interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced
  access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS.
 
 
 
 
 
 http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/
  JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers
  [Library Journal]
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Sophie Osterberg
Wow Liam, I'm impressed! I'd love to have that accessibility with a library
card in Sweden.

As education is free here and universities offer various random courses one
may sign up and take a course distantly for a term or so and then through
student login get access to journals. I've never heard of a public library
making this available through a library card here in Sweden.

*Be Bold!
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sosterb...@wikimedia.org*


*Every single contribution to Wikipedia is a
gift of free knowledge to humanity. *


2013/9/24 Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com

 With regards to getting access to closed journals...
 I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at
 home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any
 Australian, if they get a free library card.
 [You can see the full list at the NLA eResources page:
 http://www.nla.gov.au
 /app/eresources/ ]

 Is this unique to Australia? I must admit that I didn't realise until
 recently the extent of the restricted databases that were available for
 free to library card holders in their own home. With all the discussion
 over the years on the global Wikimedia mailing lists about trying to
 special access for Wikimedians, I had just assumed it was a global issue.
 But, at least for Australians, it's largely solved... Are other country's
 major libraries offering journal access to the public for free? If not,
 perhaps rather than trying to get special access for Wikimedians directly
 from the Database companies, we should be working to get access via Library
 subscriptions?

 Liam / Wittylama.

 [p.s. yes - I realise I'm promoting a service offered by my employer,
 sorry. But I reckon it's relevant and important that people know though.
 p.p.s. If you are Australian and want a free library card sent to you - go
 here: http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard/ ]

 wittylama.com
 Peace, love  metadata


 On 24 September 2013 12:48, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:

  It's probably worth mentioning (again) that
  we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access:
  https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess
 
  If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic
  literature, you should be there.
  Getting access to closed journals is definetely something that we like
  and must pursue,
  but changing the very system of is more important.
  We shouldn't have this issue at all :-)
 
  Aubrey
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote:
 
   If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your
   university provide alumni access.
  
   My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the
   library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit,
  full
   JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford
  DNB
   access and some other online resources.
  
   Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.
  
   I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can
   document which institutions provide access:
  
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access
  
   --
   Tom Morris
   http://tommorris.org/
  
   On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com)
  wrote:
  
   fyi
  
  
   -- Forwarded message --
   From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
   Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
   Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
   To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org
  
  
   In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
   affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
   not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
   offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
   archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
   Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
   register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
   access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
   since attracted almost one million users including independent
   scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
   JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
   However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
   interest in an individual subscription model that would offer enhanced
   access, encouraging JSTOR to move ahead with JPASS.
  
  
  
  
  
 
 http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/digital-libraries/jstor-launches-jpass-access-accounts-for-individual-researchers/
   JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers
   [Library Journal]
  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread phoebe ayers
In the U.S. I encourage people to check out what database subscriptions
their local public library offers -- many larger public libraries offer a
surprising number of online journals  databases that are available to
anyone who has a library card, which you can generally get for free if you
live in the library's area (and sometimes for pay if you *don't* live in a
library's area -- especially if you are nearby). Additionally, some states
offer state-wide consortia deals on databases and subscriptions, so even
small public libraries have access to a wide range of materials. Also, if
you are close to a public university of some sort, the vast majority offer
on-site access to their online resources if you are physically on campus.

We do not, to my knowledge, have a national library program like what Liam
describes, but people in other countries should check and see if they do.

Standing offer: If you email me offlist, I will help you try to figure out
what library resources you might have access to :)

best,
Phoebe

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:

 With regards to getting access to closed journals...
 I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at
 home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any
 Australian, if they get a free library card.
 [You can see the full list at the NLA eResources page:
 http://www.nla.gov.au
 /app/eresources/ ]

 Is this unique to Australia? I must admit that I didn't realise until
 recently the extent of the restricted databases that were available for
 free to library card holders in their own home. With all the discussion
 over the years on the global Wikimedia mailing lists about trying to
 special access for Wikimedians, I had just assumed it was a global issue.
 But, at least for Australians, it's largely solved... Are other country's
 major libraries offering journal access to the public for free? If not,
 perhaps rather than trying to get special access for Wikimedians directly
 from the Database companies, we should be working to get access via Library
 subscriptions?

 Liam / Wittylama.

 [p.s. yes - I realise I'm promoting a service offered by my employer,
 sorry. But I reckon it's relevant and important that people know though.
 p.p.s. If you are Australian and want a free library card sent to you - go
 here: http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard/ ]

 wittylama.com
 Peace, love  metadata


 On 24 September 2013 12:48, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:

  It's probably worth mentioning (again) that
  we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access:
  https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess
 
  If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic
  literature, you should be there.
  Getting access to closed journals is definetely something that we like
  and must pursue,
  but changing the very system of is more important.
  We shouldn't have this issue at all :-)
 
  Aubrey
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote:
 
   If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your
   university provide alumni access.
  
   My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the
   library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing limit,
  full
   JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has), Oxford
  DNB
   access and some other online resources.
  
   Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.
  
   I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can
   document which institutions provide access:
  
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access
  
   --
   Tom Morris
   http://tommorris.org/
  
   On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com)
  wrote:
  
   fyi
  
  
   -- Forwarded message --
   From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
   Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
   Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
   To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org
  
  
   In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
   affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools,
   not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program
   offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR’s
   archive collection. The move follows the March 2012 launch of JSTOR’s
   Register  Readprogram, which allowed independent researchers to
   register for a free MyJSTOR account, and receive free, online-only
   access to three full-text articles every 14 days. That service has
   since attracted almost one million users including independent
   scholars, writers, business people, adjunct faculty, and others, and
   JSTOR plans to continue offering the service in its current form.
   However, in a recent survey, many of Register  Read users expressed
   interest in an individual subscription model that would offer 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Matthew Roth
To echo Phoebe and Tom:

I paid $250 for a lifetime alumni card at Berkeley, not because I attended,
but because the girl I was dating at the time was an alumna (she got free
lifetime access). Seriously, access to all their libraries for $250 for
life seemed great, especially with the interlibrary loan program that
enables me to get pretty much any book I want in the entire state
university system.

Then I move to San Francisco and found the SF Public Library gives me
pretty much the same access to databases and books and all of it for $0.00.
Now I want my $250 back ;)

-Matthew


On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 8:40 AM, phoebe ayers phoebe.w...@gmail.com wrote:

 In the U.S. I encourage people to check out what database subscriptions
 their local public library offers -- many larger public libraries offer a
 surprising number of online journals  databases that are available to
 anyone who has a library card, which you can generally get for free if you
 live in the library's area (and sometimes for pay if you *don't* live in a
 library's area -- especially if you are nearby). Additionally, some states
 offer state-wide consortia deals on databases and subscriptions, so even
 small public libraries have access to a wide range of materials. Also, if
 you are close to a public university of some sort, the vast majority offer
 on-site access to their online resources if you are physically on campus.

 We do not, to my knowledge, have a national library program like what Liam
 describes, but people in other countries should check and see if they do.

 Standing offer: If you email me offlist, I will help you try to figure out
 what library resources you might have access to :)

 best,
 Phoebe

 On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 6:06 AM, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:

  With regards to getting access to closed journals...
  I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free,
 at
  home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any
  Australian, if they get a free library card.
  [You can see the full list at the NLA eResources page:
  http://www.nla.gov.au
  /app/eresources/ ]
 
  Is this unique to Australia? I must admit that I didn't realise until
  recently the extent of the restricted databases that were available for
  free to library card holders in their own home. With all the discussion
  over the years on the global Wikimedia mailing lists about trying to
  special access for Wikimedians, I had just assumed it was a global issue.
  But, at least for Australians, it's largely solved... Are other country's
  major libraries offering journal access to the public for free? If not,
  perhaps rather than trying to get special access for Wikimedians directly
  from the Database companies, we should be working to get access via
 Library
  subscriptions?
 
  Liam / Wittylama.
 
  [p.s. yes - I realise I'm promoting a service offered by my employer,
  sorry. But I reckon it's relevant and important that people know though.
  p.p.s. If you are Australian and want a free library card sent to you -
 go
  here: http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard/ ]
 
  wittylama.com
  Peace, love  metadata
 
 
  On 24 September 2013 12:48, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
   It's probably worth mentioning (again) that
   we started a brand new wikimedia mailing list about Open Access:
   https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/openaccess
  
   If you are interested in the topic of access to scientific/academic
   literature, you should be there.
   Getting access to closed journals is definetely something that we
 like
   and must pursue,
   but changing the very system of is more important.
   We shouldn't have this issue at all :-)
  
   Aubrey
  
  
  
  
  
  
   On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Tom Morris t...@tommorris.org wrote:
  
If you've gone to university, it's well worth looking to see if your
university provide alumni access.
   
My university, the University of London, provide alumni access to the
library for £220 a year, which includes an eight book borrowing
 limit,
   full
JSTOR access (which doesn't have the limitation that JPASS has),
 Oxford
   DNB
access and some other online resources.
   
Some universities also charge the even better price of nothing.
   
I've put up a page in project space on English Wikipedia so we can
document which institutions provide access:
   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:JSTOR/Alumni_access
   
--
Tom Morris
http://tommorris.org/
   
On 24 September 2013 at 12:56:18, David Gerard (dger...@gmail.com)
   wrote:
   
fyi
   
   
-- Forwarded message --
From: Kathleen McCook klmcc...@gmail.com
Date: 24 September 2013 12:25
Subject: [WikiEN-l] access to journals
To: English Wikipedia wikie...@lists.wikimedia.org
   
   
In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t
affiliated with universities, colleges, or 

[Wikimedia-l] Planned school curriculum by MPAA

2013-09-24 Thread David Gerard
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/mpaa-school-propaganda/

“This thinly disguised corporate propaganda is inaccurate and
inappropriate,” says Mitch Stoltz, an intellectual property attorney
with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who reviewed the material at
WIRED’s request.

“It suggests, falsely, that ideas are property and that building on
others’ ideas always requires permission,” Stoltz says. “The
overriding message of this curriculum is that students’ time should be
consumed not in creating but in worrying about their impact on
corporate profits.”


I suggest we see if WMF commenting, possibly in a blog post or
similar, would help avert such anti-sharing foolishness.


- d.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Planned school curriculum by MPAA

2013-09-24 Thread geni
On 24 September 2013 17:42, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote:

 http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/mpaa-school-propaganda/

 “This thinly disguised corporate propaganda is inaccurate and
 inappropriate,” says Mitch Stoltz, an intellectual property attorney
 with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who reviewed the material at
 WIRED’s request.

 “It suggests, falsely, that ideas are property and that building on
 others’ ideas always requires permission,” Stoltz says. “The
 overriding message of this curriculum is that students’ time should be
 consumed not in creating but in worrying about their impact on
 corporate profits.”


 I suggest we see if WMF commenting, possibly in a blog post or
 similar, would help avert such anti-sharing foolishness.


 - d.


Might not be a great idea
Its an improvement on previous attempts (to start with It doesn't appear to
violate the GFDL) and we would actually benefit from our uploaders having a
working knowledge of copyright. Knowing all the exceptions is something
best left to more experienced users.

-- 
geni
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [WikiEN-l] access to journals

2013-09-24 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 24 September 2013 14:06, Liam Wyatt liamwy...@gmail.com wrote:
 I'm now working for the National Library of Australia and we offer free, at
 home, access to JSTOR and MANY other restricted access databases to any
 Australian, if they get a free library card.

 Is this unique to Australia?

My free library subscription in Birmingham, England, gets me access -
from home or indeed anywhere else - to a number of otherwise-paywalled
online databases and services http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/libsubs.
These include:

  * Credo Reference
  * Naxos Music Library - streaming classicall  other music
  * Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  * Oxford English Dictionary
  * Oxford Reference Online
  * Times Digital Archive - complete from 1785 - 1985

and more besides. But not JSTOR.

-- 
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

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