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Find open souce as alternative to the popular commercial software

August 16, 2009 Leave a comment

osaltYou can find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products at Software categories and comparison and pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software are also done. For example the site show you and help you to browse alternative of Photoshop -> Krita 1.6.1 or Seashore 0.1.9 or Gimp 2.6 or CinePaint 0.23 or Gimpshop 2.2.11.

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OASIS(Open Access Schlorly Information Sourcebook):Practical Step to Implimenting Open Access

August 16, 2009 Leave a comment

oasisThe growing interest in Open Access (OA) worldwide necessitate the increasing demand for training, knowledge development, and skills for the implementing of OA repositories and OA journals, the twin routes for making research results openly accessible.

OASIS is a source book on OA movement, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving open access. It is a community building as much as a resource-building exercise. OASIS encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use.

The objectives of OASIS are as follows:

• to increase the number of trainers and centers of expertise worldwide
• to expand the knowledge base of open access implementation
• to share resources and best practices
• to demonstrate and record successful outcomes of OA around the world

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OpenCourseWare Consortium for free & open digital publication

April 8, 2009 Leave a comment

ocwAn OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

The OCW Consortium is designed to:

  •  Extend the reach and impact of opencourseware by encouraging the adoption and adaptation of open educational materials around the world.
  • Foster the development of additional opencourseware projects. open
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of opencourseware projects by identifying ways to improve effectiveness and reduce costs.

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Repository Interoperability through OAI-ORE

April 3, 2009 Leave a comment

oaiOpen Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchangeore (OAI-ORE) defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. These aggregations, sometimes called compound digital objects, may combine distributed resources with multiple media types including text, images, data, and video. The goal of these standards is to expose the rich content in these aggregations to applications that support authoring, deposit, exchange, visualization, reuse, and preservation. Although a motivating use case for the work is the changing nature of scholarship and scholarly communication, and the need for cyberinfrastructure to support that scholarship, the intent of the effort is to develop standards that generalize across all web-based information including the increasing popular social networks of “web 2.0”.


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Wiki on Digital Reserch Tools

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

dirtDigital Research Tools (DiRT) a wiki that brings together snapshot reviews of software which can help researchers, professors, students, think-tankers, teachers, librarians, corporate intelligence gatherers, and other inquisitive folks to do their research work better by  finding, organizing, manipulating, analyzing and sharing information.

This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) to conduct their research more efficiently or creatively.  Whether anybody  need software to help to manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help them to find what they are looking for.  This wiki provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which describe the tool’s features, and explain how it might be employed most effectively by researchers.


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Oxite:Open Source Blogging Platform from Microsoft

January 10, 2009 Leave a comment

oxiteOxite is an alpha version of  open source content management system released from Microsoft. The source code for the software is available under the Microsoft Public License. While Microsoft mostly describes Oxite as a blogging platform, the Oxite team also points out that you could use it as a content management system to develop more or less any type of site. Oxite currently powers Microsoft’s own Mix Online and also uses some recycled parts from Channel 9 .

Some of the major features of the software include support for Gravatars, pingbacks, trackbacks, RSS feeds, commenting, and the MetaWebLog API (so you can use your favorite blogging client to post to your Oxite blog directly).

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ChemSpider:free access service providing a structure centric community for chemists

November 20, 2008 1 comment

chem2ChemSpider is a free access service providing a structure centric community for chemists. Providing access to millions of chemical structures and integration to a multitude of other online services ChemSpider is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information.

ChemSpider is a chemistry search engine. It has been built with the intention of aggregating and indexing chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and make it available to everybody, at no charge.

ChemSpider is a value-added offering of publicly available chemical structures since many additional properties have been added to each of the chemical structures. We intend ChemSpider to offer the fastest chemical structure searches available online and delivered with the flexibility and usability necessary to encourage repeat usage.


Different services are provided by ChemSpider like:

·         Consultancy

·         Search

·         Prediction

·         Services

·         Blog

·         Forum

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The OPEN Library

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and is funded in part by a grant from the California State Library. This is an Open project – the software is open, the data is open, the documentation is open, and the site is open featuring 22,440,466 books (including 1,064,822 with full-text) database.openlib

OpenLibrary project has many participants that do not work for and are not directed by the Internet Archive. That said the Internet Archive has been working to provide resources, such as databases, to the OpenLibrary project. Everyone can participate in this project, whether  a programmer who wants to build on top of this data, a librarian who wants to add records of digitized books to her local catalog, or a lover of books who wants to make sure his favorites are well represented.

The software powering Open Library is centered around a flexible templating system that enables anyone to have control over the organization of their information display. It is designed to be simple to use, to encourage participation, yet powerfully modular through the application of macros and principles of networked interface.

Open Library provides an exciting opportunity for the librarianship community. Like the MARC format, its schema to contain all the important bibliographic information that librarians want to collect about books. This new schema futurelib hold a series of meetings for geeks, librarians, and booklovers to come together and hash out a proposal.

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