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

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 17:25:47 UTC 2015


Where's the sign-up form? How do I sign up, get a reminder, etc?

thanks.
On 10/8/15, 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
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