Seats are still
available for NERCOMP's upcoming workshop on May 13th: "Collaboration:
Empowering Active Learning through the Application of
Who Owns This Image?
Art, Access, and the Public Domain after Bridgeman v. Corel
Public Panel Discussion Cosponsored by: Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, College Art Association, ARTstor Creative Commons
Panelists: Dr. Theodore Feder, President, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society Christopher Lyon, Executive Editor, Prestel Publishing William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google Hon. Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit Maureen Whalen, Associate General Counsel, J. Paul Getty Trust Moderator: Virginia Rutledge, Chair, Art Law Committee, New York City Bar
HASTAC's prolific blogger Cathy Davidson reblogs the Chronicle's recent piece on Gutenberg-e's recent announcement that they are going open access. Her post coins two new terms -- New Technology Utopianism and Old Technology Nostalgia -- that she then uses to explain why it is that Gutenberg-e missed the boat when they thought that it would be cheaper to publish high-quality history on-line. The blog entry is worth the read for many reasons, including its concluding sentence: The failure of Gutenberg-e's economic model may yet yield its biggest triumph: open scholarly access.
NERCOMP EVENT: Cyberinfrastructure and The Liberal Arts: Institutions and the Future of Discipline-Based Research
Registration is now open for
NERCOMP's upcoming workshop:
"Preparing Faculty to Teach Online"
Tim Berners-Lee presented the second annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC) yesterday at the Fall Task Force meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). $650,000 in prize money went to 10 nonprofits for "leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with application to scholarship in the arts and humanities."
While more information is available on the CNI site, the winners are as follows:
- American Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, NY: www.movingimage.us) for the development and release of the OpenCollection museum collection management system (www.opencollection.org) [$100,000].
- Duke University (Durham, NC: www.duke.edu) for leadership and development work on the OpenCroquet open source 3-D virtual worlds environment (www.opencroquet.org)[$100,000].
- Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (Wellington, NZ: www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz) for leadership and development work on several open source projects including the New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment (http://eduforge.org/projects/nzvle/) [$100,000].
- Georgia Public Library Service of the University System of Georgia (Atlanta, GA: www.georgialibraries.org) for the development and release of the Evergreen open-source library automation system (www.open-ils.org) [$50,000].
- Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT: www.middlebury.edu) for the development and release of the Segue interactive learning management system [$50,000].
- Participatory Culture Foundation (Worcester, MA: www.participatoryculture.org) for the development and release of the open source Miro media player (www.getmiro.com) [$50,000].
- Talboks-och Punkstkriftsbiblioteket (The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille: Enskede, Sweden: www.tpb.se) for the development and release of open source tools supporting the Daisy Project for talking books for the visually impaired [$50,000].
- University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL: www.illinois.edu): one award for the development and release of the Firefox Accessibility Extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1891) [$50,000]; and one award for the development and release of the OpenEAI enterprise application integration project (www.openEAI.org) [$50,000].
- University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario: www.utoronto.ca) for the development and release of the ATutor learning management system (www.atutor.ca) [$50,000].