A normalized heatmap of per-capita signatures to the Access2Research petition by U.S. state. Highest support from Massachussetts (red), lowest from Mississippi (white).
The Wikimedia-endorsedAccess2Research petition to U.S. president Obama reached its goal of 25,000 signatures on June 3, closing at over 27,000 after four weeks on June 19.
On June 11, the Signpost ran a story detailing how freely licensed images had been misappropriated by SpringerImages. These included images from Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons as well as from Open-Access sources like PLoS journals. The company has since apologized and offered to collaborate with the Creative Commons and Wikimedia communities in order to avoid such problems in the future. Options for further collaboration are being discussed.
During the Berlin Hackathon, the records of the Cite-o-meter (which ranks publishers by number of Wikipedia pages citing their materials) have been updated for all CrossRef-registered DOI prefixes, a few bugs have been fixed and a decision was made to add a database layer.