The Teamakers Blog has an interesting post on the challenges of making CBC archival content, arguing that the public broadcaster should start with an open API to allow people to work with CBC data such as program listings.
Archive for October, 2008
Open Medicine Editors Call for Health Faculty to Open Up
Claire Kendall and Sally Murray, editors of Open Medicine, call on our "academic health care institutions to step up their commitment to the open access movement."
The New Copyright MPs
While copyright reform is unlikely to emerge as a top legislative priority in the current economic environment, there is little doubt that the Conservative minority government will return to the issue (whether Jim Prentice leads that charge as Industry Minister or shifts to Foreign Affairs is a separate matter). With […]
Open Access Day
Today – October 14th – is international Open Access Day. Some of my previous columns and posts on open access can be found here.
Election 2008 – A Digital Policy Scorecard
As the national election campaign launched five weeks ago, I wrote that "the election presents an exceptional opportunity to raise the profile of digital issues." While the economy unsurprisingly dominated much of the political discourse, each of the national parties unveiled platforms and positions that included some discussion of digital policy. With Canadians headed to the polls today, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) offers a scorecard on each party's digital policy positions.