[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] sci/med journal access in hackerspaces?

Vicky Knox vknoxsironi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 04:26:28 UTC 2015


Hi Pete!

I am really interested in this question and would love to be kept posted
about the convo at the Wikimedia Foundation. After the panel, could you
share on this thread what people there have to say about access for
hackerspaces?

Thank you,
Vicky

On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all, this thread caught my eye. There's actually a program called The
> Wikipedia Library that does exactly what's proposed here (access to
> journals) except not for hackerspaces, but for Wikipedia contributors.
>
> I'm going to be moderating a panel discussion about it on October 28, at
> the Wikimedia Foundation (downtown SF) and also via live stream for those
> who don't feel like trekkin' across the bay.
>
> Here's some more detail: http://wikistrategies.net/oa-wikipedia-panel/
>
> It's free, we'll have beer and snacks, and there will be lots of
> opportunities to connect with folks trying to open up the publication
> practices of academic/scientific journals. I hope to see some Sudo faces
> there!
>
> Feel free to hit me with any questions or ideas. For one thing, I'm
> thinking I should steal the original question of this thread, and ask one
> of the panelists about hacker spaces....
> -Pete
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> sci-hub
>>
>> On 10/4/15, Vicky <vknoxsironi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Praveen,
>> >
>> > I know that Wikipedia has a project that allows editors free access to
>> some
>> >
>> > journals for their Wikipedia-related research. The database list isn't
>> > fixed either--you can use the project as a proxy for requesting new
>> access
>> > to previously untapped databases. Perhaps there is something in this
>> model
>> > to be borrowed? Here's more info:
>> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library
>> >
>> > ~v
>> >
>> > On Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:17:05 AM UTC-7, praveen sinha wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi folks,
>> >>
>> >> I've asked this question before in private with not a lot of good
>> >> responses, but I'll put it out to a wider audience.  One of the things
>> >> that
>> >> is nice about being a university is full online journal access.
>> >>
>> >> For myself, in the past I've had friends inside a uni run an
>> underground
>> >> proxy server for me so I can access said licensed content ("Right to
>> Read
>> >>
>> >> <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.en.html>" anyone?).  UC
>> >> Berkeley offers the general public library access for $100 a year,
>> which
>> >> is
>> >> great but cost prohibitive for starving hackers
>> >>
>> >> My question is: is there someway we can get hackerspaces and members
>> forge
>> >>
>> >> a path to having access to non-open access journals?  Maybe through
>> some
>> >> sort of library grant, or charity access, or something?  My library
>> >> knowledge here falls short.  But there are multiple great reasons for
>> us
>> >> to
>> >> do this:
>> >>
>> >>            * accelerate research and innovation at a grassroots/citizen
>> >> level.  One of the biggest wins I see here is with citizen driven
>> disease
>> >>
>> >> research (austin just opened a medical hackerspace
>> >> <
>> http://district.life/2015/10/02/launching-the-first-medical-makerspace-in-the-usa/
>> >).
>> >>
>> >> Can you imagine what the cyborg group could do with a broader network?
>> >>            * open access journals are great, but the coverage falls
>> short
>> >>            * for a lot of folks who have never had access to a
>> university,
>> >>
>> >> it's simply a matter of fair educational access
>> >>            * it can encourage projects to re-invent journal access
>> itself
>> >>
>> >> Would love to hear ideas or possible points of contact!
>> >>
>> >> Love,
>> >> Praveen
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Garrett
>> @xkit
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