OKAPI Spotlight

Featured Open Knowledge news at UC Berkeley and around the world.

On Campus

iSchool News, posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/newsandevents/news/20100518transparencyconferenceOn May 20, iSchool faculty members Eric Kansa and Raymond Yee presented recommendations for making federal budget data “intelligible and available for public review and debate” to the Federal Spending Transparency Conference in Washington, DC.  The text of their presentation can be found here.

eScholarship
http://escholarship.org/
http://escholarship.org/about_new.html (About the New eScholarship)
The California Digital Library has updated their eScholarship service for open scholarly publication. The enhanced service now includes PDF previews, social networking, and RSS feeds, among many other features.

Opencast Matterhorn 0.5 Release
http://www.opencastproject.org/project/matterhorn
Opencast has released an alpha version of  their Matterhorn platform for capturing, encoding, playing and distributing audio and video content.

Around the World

Make Textbooks Affordable
http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.com
The Student Public Interest Research Group has launched a two-year campaign to drive faculty acceptance of Open Textbooks in place of traditional textbooks. The goal of the campaign is to raise faculty awareness of the issue, and encourage faculty to sign a public statement of support.

POSSE:  Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience
July 6-10, 2010
Mountain View, California
http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE_California_CS
Join Red Hat & Open Source Initiative instructors for POSSE – a five day workshop that immerses you in the  open source contribution process so you can lead your classroom in open participation

Open Ed 2010 Conference
November 2-4, 2010
Barcelona, Spain
http://openedconference.org/2010/
The seventh annual Open Education Conference will be held at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona this year.

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