Common Knowledge

Archives for July, 2009

Integrate. Annotate. Federate.

Following on to yesterday’s post, where I wrote about the four functions that traditional publishers claim as their space (registration, certification, dissemination, preservation), I want to revisit an argument I made last week at the British Library. In my slides, I argued that the web brings us at least three additional functions: integration, annotation, and…

Publishing science on the web

I spoke last week at an event at the British Library about the future of the scientific article. It was a lively event – lots of friendfeed and twitter reactions – and it got me thinking a lot about the way we use publication in science. In my conversations with research staff and leaders at…

WisconsinView converts to CC0

Just a quick hit – I’m digging out after a wonderful break from work – but this deserves notice… Since 2004, WisconsinView has made aerial photography and satellite imagery of Wisconsin available to the public for free over the web. As part of the AmericaView consortium, WisconsinView supports access and use of these imagery collections…