publishing

We live in an age of ever-expanding copyright law. The length of time that elapses before a creative work enters the public domain is now so long that many items published early last century are still protected by copyright.
0 comments Posted 11 Aug 2014 by Joshua Holm Feed
open source library tool
Understandably, software developers might wonder how a bunch of historians ended up shepherding an open source content management system into the world, but in the case of Omeka the trajectory is a logical one that stems from years of work in open access public history and cultural heritage... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Apr 2014 by Sharon M. Leon Feed
Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or derivative works from their favorite movies, TV shows, books, and other media. And the participatory nature of the Internet has arguably helped broaden... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 Jan 2014 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
Guides and tutorials from Opensource.com
This year at Opensource.com, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce from their experiences and work in various open source industries and sectors. In this Best of Opensource.com, our top guides and tutorials this year... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2013 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
writing and publishing a book the open source way
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
7 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
publishing the open source way
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the... Read more
19 comments Posted 5 Nov 2013 by Steven Ovadia Feed
Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And who better to... Read more
43 comments Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Crowdfunding
Last month, this site featured an article about the startup I work for, Unglue.it. Briefly, we think more books should be available to the world under Creative Commons licenses, and we think authors and publishers should be paid for their work. We're doing this through a crowdfunding model: raise... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Jul 2012 by Andromeda Yelton Feed
How would you reboot American government?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers the following prompt:
1 comment Posted 3 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
New Media Commons white paper examines future of transparency in peer review
The always-insightful Alex Reid has penned an essay "on the question of open peer review," which examines a draft white paper posted to Media Commons last week.
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed

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