On December 1, the Open Access File of the Day initiative turned one year. Since December 2011, a file originating from an open access source has been posted on a daily basis, the only exception being January 18, 2012, when a copy of the Research Works Act article served as Open Access File of the Day for the duration of the SOPA blackout. During the first year, the main prerequisite for a file to be featured this way was that it be used at least twice across Wikimedia projects outside user space, and on the occasion of the anniversary, that criterion was raised to a usage of three times or more.
On the occasion of the anniversary, this issue of the Open Access report ends with a listing of not only the files featured in December 2012 but also those early ones featured in December 2011, when no Open Access Report was compiled that they could have been included in.
Articles started this month
According to TreeViews, 30 articles on OA topics have been started this month across languages, including
The following files represent a selection of what has been uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer this month. If you can think of wiki pages where these files could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.