Academia.edu publishes research papers for free online after researchers upload them. On Friday, the company took down some papers after receiving Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices from Elsevier, which often charges for access to the articles.
“Academia.edu is committed to enabling the transition to a world where there is open access to academic literature. Elsevier takes a different view, and is currently upping the ante in its opposition to academics sharing their own papers online,” Academia.edu told one researcher, Guy Leonard, who wasn’t alone.
It is impossible to manage any collection without some form of systematic description and documentation of its own constituent parts. The catalogue has long been the fundamental tool of curators and information managers, and this remains ever more true in the world of digital collections, which have an even greater reliance on detailed, technical description, or metadata.
10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World:
Data is history. When the dust settles on the 21st century, our most important cultural artifacts are not going to be plays; they’re not going to be books; they’re not going to be movies. They will be databases.
"Become Someone Else" campaign by the Lithuanian Agency called Love for Mint Vinetu.
"When one reads books, he/she starts living it and identifies (or not) with main hero. These print ads for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, which sells lots of classics, focuses on the idea of becoming someone else. And provokes people to try on different personas."