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Open Access cartoons and photo-comics
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I think that cartoons (such as Nina Paley) and similar material can be very compelling in bringng home the message. Last week I was invited to talk on "Walled gardens" and with Tom Murray-Rust…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1d0n6vimzjp39 Jul 9, 2013.

Getting our message as wide as possible
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If academics talk only to academics then we don't get the message out as wide as we should. I have been trying to list groups outside academic who are seriously affected by the lack of access. Here…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1d0n6vimzjp39 Jul 9, 2013.

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Open Access cartoons and photo-comics

I think that cartoons (such as Nina Paley) and similar material can be very compelling in bringng home the message. Last week I was invited to talk on "Walled gardens" and with Tom Murray-Rust created "Animal Garden", a story of innocence, vanity, greed, betrayal and hope as a series of photo-slides with toy animals. As a PPT at 15 sec intervals it lasts about 6 minutes.http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6280676/serpentine1.pptx(20 Mb, will…See More
Oct 24, 2011
Peter Murray-Rust replied to Alex Holcombe's discussion pro-OA inspirational quotes. Any webpage that features them?
"I am donating two quotes to OA week: "Open Access saves lives" and not-quite-the-converse: "Closed access means people die"   These are in…"
Oct 24, 2011
Graham Steel replied to Peter Murray-Rust's discussion Getting our message as wide as possible
"Ha - I was just about to post a link here to your brilliant "an allegory" so pleased to see that it's already here. :)"
Oct 10, 2011
Peter Murray-Rust posted a discussion

Getting our message as wide as possible

If academics talk only to academics then we don't get the message out as wide as we should. I have been trying to list groups outside academic who are seriously affected by the lack of access. Here are some posts - it would be useful to expand these.http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/09/30/access-to-scientific-publications-should-be-a-fundamental-right/ states the moral…See More
Oct 10, 2011
Peter Murray-Rust replied to Guus van den Brekel (digicmb)'s discussion Open Access symbol / Character needed (no image)
"Peripheral, but I think we also need a mascot (rather like Linux's TUX).  "
Oct 10, 2011
Peter Murray-Rust is now a member of Open Access Week
May 4, 2010

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First name
Peter
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Murray-Rust
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University of Cambridge
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Academic Institution
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Researcher, Technologist
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To make the concept of Open data as clear as Open Access and to spread the message
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