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

Robert Steele: An Open Letter to All European Ministers on Peace Through Open Everything

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele

An Open Letter to All European Ministers

Esteemed Ministers,

On 27 May the Competitiveness Council in Brussels announced a European decision to achieve Open Access to all scientific research data by 2020. This decision, and the implementing European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, will be recognized by future generations as the first serious step toward the creation of a prosperous world at peace. With this one decision Europe is turning away from centuries of war and waste; away from scientific reductionism, away from corporate ownership of public knowledge, away from legal barriers to innovation, and away from government neglect of the public interest.

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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