Open Access report
Russian PhD Comics video; WMF grant to cover APC; Fluorescent fish
Russian version of the PhD Comics video on Open Access
For Open Access Week 2012, Jorge Cham of PhD Comics had produced a video about open access on the basis of English sound bites. A new version of this video has now been uploaded with a Russian audio track, neatly keeping with the original pace and style. Its is now being used in the Russian Wikipedia's article on Open Access, ru:Открытый доступ. The audio for this file was recorded by students of PetrSU during the course "Internet Mathematics".
An article about Wikipedia in the class room was published Open Access
version of the article.
A scholarly article ("Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia") that had been published in a non-open journal was made open access by way of a dedicated grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, which paid for the article processing charge.
Recent uploads: Fluorescent fish
A series of images of fluorescent fish have been extracted from two composite images, themselves imported to Commons from an Open Access article. While the composite images illustrate articles around fluorescence and biofluorescence in a number of languages, the individual images have begun to illustrate articles about the fish species (yes, even the encircled one is a fish). The Open Access Media Importer was not active this month, as its workflows were being reviewed.
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