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7 things you should know about CC


Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) offers a crash course on CC this month in its “7 Things You Should Know About …” series. The series aims to provide basic information on emerging learning technologies or practices in a digestible, easy-to-read format. Past topics include Open Journaling, Digital Storytelling, YouTube and Virtual Worlds. Click here to read…

Science Commons News: An Open Data project from Google?


From the Science Commons blog: In a recent BBC article, Google’s Chris DiBona talked about a new program under development to help ameliorate some of the transfer problems in moving enormous data sets – up to 120,000 gigabytes worth. The project has not been released to the public, but would involve taking massive data sets,…

Science Commons News: Elsevier, HHMI and Open Access


From the Science Commons blog: Elsevier – a dominant subscription-based publisher – has made a deal with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute regarding Open Access. Announced today, the agreement will make author manuscripts of articles published in Elsevier and Cell Press journals available to the public (in PubMed Central) six months after publication. The conditions…

CC and SXSW round-up


CC’s involvement in this year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas should come as no surprise. There’s Jon Phillips‘ talk at the Austin History Center, a fundraiser with GOOD Magazine and a party with Tigerbeat6 Records and XLR8R Magazine. But that’s not all. CC’ers Francesca Rodriquez (COO, Creative Commons), John Wilbanks (Executive Director, Science Commons), and…