April 4, 2017


  • Transparency of Hybrid Journals: Are They Truly Embracing Openness?
    By Prathima Appaji As an author, there are a number of considerations when looking to publish your paper. You not only have to choose amongst the many journals and publishers available, you also have to decide the type of journal. Today, there are three general categories of journals based on based on the publishing model: traditional subscription journals, hybrid journals, and open access journals. Traditional subscription journals, perhaps the most well-known format, require the reader or […]
  • Open Data Fosters Civic Innovation- The NYC Open Data Contest, 2018
    By Prathima Appaji Open data has significant potential to foster civic innovation. In a recent report, McKinsey found that open data has the potential of adding over $3 trillion to the economy. Taking note of the possible social and economic benefits, cities are organising hackathons in an effort to encourage people and the private sector to effectively engage with open data in providing solutions to urban problems. The 2017 Smart City Hackathon saw entries from 22 cities using data and […]
  • The New CC Global Network – First US Chapter Meeting
    On behalf of the current Creative Commons USA affiliate team, we’d like to announce that we’ve officially gotten the go-ahead to organize our first US chapter meeting under the new Network Charter. This restructure is an exciting opportunity for us to collectively build the CC network in the USA, reach new opportunities, and empower open advocates around the country – and we can’t wait to get started. Just to quickly recap some of the terms you’ll run into: CC-USA Chapter: the […]

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