I just noticed that NASA HQ are putting their public domain press photographs on Flickr under “non-commercial” CC. Surely all NASA produced imagery is public domain by default, bar a few items of vintage concept illustration where the artist retained rights? NC also rather goes against the presumed intention of releasing the press pictures, namely their re-use in newspapers and magazines.
I’m into my usual ‘summer shutdown’ in terms of paying attention to news, but after a few weeks the news has percolated that Cabells has launched their paywalled Cabells’ International Journal Blacklist of predatory journals. 4,000 “deceptive” journals at launch. How long, I wonder, before a public leak of the site-rip?
Welsh Newspapers Online, free and public. It’s pleasingly fast, and the user can filter for English / Welsh, News (vs. adverts), and by Decade. Many newspapers carried syndicated articles and news which also appeared in their English counterparts. This can be useful, as the English newspaper archives are behind paywalls.
Beall’s List 1.2, an add-on for the Firefox Web browser, running from a January 2017 version of the List. Add-on last updated 10th June 2017.
Installed and tested. When you hit a Listed site, you get a simple warning…
Ojennus, P. (2017), “Open Access and the Humanities: The Case of Classics Journals”, Library Resources & Technical Services 61 (2), pp. 81-92. A thorough paper with the focus on 213 journals in Greek and Roman studies, active at Nov 2015 – Feb 2016.
Overview of the Biodiversity Heritage Library: Recent Activities” (Powerpoint, June 2017). It opens with a general introduction to the service, and only becomes relevant to the “Recent Activities” bit of the title from slide 36 through 46.
Initial prototypes of both SOLR and ElasticSearch full-text search installations were created … about 8Tb disk space (1.6Tb on high-speed SSD) for the [ElasticSearch] Search Index and the OCR text.
The new WordPress 4.8 update (available via your self-hosted dashboard now) introduces four new or improved sidebar widgets…
This 4.8 update still works with the very useful Redirect from the new WordPress.com editor to the classic WordPress editor UserScript, which can be installed in your Greasemonkey-enabled Web browser.
Full-text volumes of the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, freely available on Archive.org at June 2017:
The Archive.org ‘sort by date published’ then gives a sorted pre-1922 list of the volumes available in full-text.
Beaker is a new peer-to-peer Web browser…
“Create and share websites for free, with no advertising and no third-party services, directly from your browser. Visitors to your site rehost your files automatically on the peer-to-peer network. No blockchain required.”