Jean Lievens: What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Supporting the disrupted going forward….

We recently published our submission to the Libraries Taskforce consultation about its draft strategy – Libraries Deliver: An Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-21. Today, we want to say a bit more about our having called upon the Taskforce to explore the opportunities for public libraries that could flow from the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ and, in particular, moves to establish Platform Cooperatives.

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Jun 19

Berto Jongman: Free Book Online Deep Web for Journalists

Categories: Access
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Alan Pearce is making his book, Deep Web for Journalists, available free online. He says:

Inside you will learn how to avoid the attention of even the most sophisticated snoopers, how to transfer and store information securely, and how to avoid the many traps that lie in wait for today’s journalists and researchers.

The second half of the book is devoted to fine-tuning our search skills. Understanding how to interrogate any search engine is essential but knowing where to look is often more important.

Download Deep Web for Journalists
Visit Alan’s website

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Jun 3

Yoda: All EU R&D Articles to Be Open Access by 2020

yoda with light saberBetween this and the Goggle vs. Oracle ruling, it was a great week.

All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.

Phi Beta Iota: The cash flow positions of Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, and Bloomberg are strong for now, the mind-sets appear less so.

See Especially:

Open Source Governance: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EU OSAR)

Robert Steele: Can Thomson Reuters [or Bloomberg] Be a $20B+ per Year World Brain?

See Also:

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

Berto Jongman: Pirate Science — Are Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Joining Bloomberg in the Tarpit?

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

Robert Steele: Proposal for a Nordic Interagency Intelligence Conference and Centre (Peace Intelligence Initiative)

Sepp Hasslberger: Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Et al — Going, Going, Gone?

The Future: Recent “Core” Work by Robert Steele

Yoda: Death of Elsevier & Thomson Reuters…

Yoda: Open Source Textbooks (and Videos) Inevitable — Publishers, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters Oblivious…

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May 29