Open Access report
Aaron is dead; 1 year WikiProject Open Access
Aaron Swartz dead
On January 11, Aaron Swartz died. He has had a profound effect on many corners of the Web, including the Wikimedia and Open Access communities. His actions towards providing Open Access to scholarly research articles were controversial, but even more so the reactions by the legal system that likely contributed to his early death.
Let's make the world that wouldn't have killed him.
1 year WikiProject Open Access
Approximate Bayesian computation conceptual overview
WikiProject Open Access was started on January 10 last year. The anniversary was marked by the publication of the second Topic Page in PLOS Computational Biology — which now lives on in the article Approximate Bayesian computation on the English Wikipedia — and by the Commons category Open access (publishing) passing the mark of 15,000 files, which have been used a total of over 75,000 times across Wikimedia projects.
Open Access Media Importer
The Open Access Media Importer has now imported over 10,000 files to Wikimedia Commons and is currently mainly working on the upload of files from recently published articles. Fine-tuning of the code continues, as well as work on getting some older files uploaded despite earlier problems with them. By the end of January, the tool has also been migrated to a server at the University of Regensburg, where it is planned to stay at least until the future of the Toolserver or a functional equivalent becomes clear.
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.
Articles started this month
According to TreeViews, 28 articles on OA topics have been started this month across languages, including
WikiProject Open Access News
The following news from WikiProject Open Access have been posted this month (in reverse chronological order):
Open Access File of the Day
The following files have been featured as Open Access File of the Day this month:
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