Copyright and intellectual property
The Creative Commons is devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share. The Wasteflake Project managers are especially interested in their explanation of licenses.
SPARC Open Access Newsletter (formerly The Free Online Scholarship (FOS) Newsletter)
The primary purpose of the newsletter is to share news and analysis of the open-access movement â€”the movement to put scientific and scholarly research literature online and make it available to readers free of charge and free of unnecessary licensing restrictions. A broader purpose of the newsletter is to explore how the internet is transforming scholarly research and publication.
Open Archives Initiative
The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.
Scholarly and academic publishing
Bailey, Charles W. Jr., Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog
Davidson, Cathy. Understanding the Economic Burden of Scholarly Publishing, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 3, 2003.
Directory of Open Access Journals
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
Open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science.
Science and culture
Eakin, Emily. "Art and Science Meet With Novel Results," New York Times, October 18, 2003. Review of Radiant Cool, novel by Dan Lloyd which "has the makings of a gripping noir thriller" and "is also a serious work of scholarship, the unlikely vehicle for an abstruse new theory of consciousness." Online at www.nytimes.com/2003/10/18/books/18NOVE.html for a while and then the paid archives.
Can be read in the form of a Web publication from the home page or chronologically as editions which are sent bi-monthly (usually) to the third culture mail list. The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.
Grobstein, Paul. "Science as 'Getting It Less Wrong'"
Letter to John Bemis, an early supporter of the Serendip project. Online at serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/truth.html
Writing and publishing about computing, mathematics, science, and philosophy
Snow, C.P. The Two Cultures. Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (September 1993).
Yoon, Carol Kaesuk. "Making Science Rock, Roll and Swing From the Treetops," New York Times, September 23, 2003. Online at www.nytimes.com/2003/09/23/science/23BARB.html for a while and then the paid archives.
Science articles and resources
Making archaeology available to the public. Articles and annotated links to resources.
Dibble, Harold L., Dan Williamson, and Brad M. Evans. The Human Evolution Cookbook. University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, 2003.