Infrastructures for Open Access to Open Content

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"What infrastructures and institutions create and safeguard open access resources? ‘Open’ content can be seen as a spectrum that ranges from audiovisual data to art, texts, and code, made available by individuals and open access archives for hands-on use. These are resources preserved and created by libraries, newspapers, magazine publishers, video producers, the general public, Wikipedia, YouTube, science and education communities, cultural organizations, professional creators, and youth. How do national and transnational initiatives paid for and accessible by the public, such as the UK and Dutch data commons and Europeana, push the agenda? Does their licensing framework set open standards? What other protocols, such as those being developed for the semantic web, can these projects set? How are these projects hampered by legislation that does not exist in different national agendas, or are Balkanized by national interests? Topics include open codecs, open source tools, open publishing, and open government data." (http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/weblog/2010/12/29/full-video-of-economies-of-the-commons-2/)