Tidbits from the mailing lists:
- RfC: What should the WMF Research Goals be? Got some nifty ideas? Make sure you add them.
- Board meeting report from Florence.
- I muted a few mailing list threads recently. I highly recommend this practice for the sake of your sanity, but at the same time if anyone feels like summarising one or two in a breezy but fair(ish) way, that would be neat.
- The Nambour Chronicle and North-Coast Advertiser, of the Queensland Sunshine Coast, has released “the entire full text run of this newspaper from 1903 to 1955”. [Although I note that by “full text” they actually mean “you can download a PDF of a page”, which is good, but not text as such.] You have to register to download pdfs, but it’s free. What a fantastic resource for researching Australian history! I remember scanning through microfilm in my university library’s basement… this is going to be a real improvement! (via)
- Images for the future – A Dutch mob whose goal is maximum availability of the audiovisual material to everyone. Cool. They just this weekend held a “working conference” called Economies of the Commons: Strategies for Sustainable Access and Creative Reuse of Images and Sounds Online. Hm, I wonder if any Wikimedians took part in this… (via)
- Where to Find Open Data on the Web from ReadWriteWeb
- LearnSVG ebook is now a free (as in beer) download, available in English and French. It’s quite technical and contains about a million zip archives inside zip archives, for some reason.
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