A look at the role women play in open-source community and development, as well as an in-depth overview of new media, online communities (myspace and youtube) and video games. The interview was done by Andrew Eiche for Introduction to Women Studies on May 8 2007 at Binghamton University.

An abstract on copyright and fair use in academic institutions. Since the issue of fair use is critical for academic work and scholarship, this paper will examine the circumstances of the case to show how one university administrator applies the charges of copyright violation and misuse of the university network to muzzle criticism and to limit the creative use of possibility offered by the Internet.

An abstract on open source and academic journal publishing. The aim of this paper is twofold: the first is to discuss the development of open source tools for academic publishing, and the second is to examine the necessary specifications for developing and maintaining peer-reviewed electronic journals.

This is a technical design document detailing the specification of a future conversion tool for academic publishing, including the workflow of a subscription based e-commerce website. This specification was designed and written by Azuka Nzegwu in 2005, who is now a doctoral candidate in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton university. This specification was sent to the Open Journal System (OJS) development team during the major re-write of their program, and posted on various websites such as Get A Freelancer, PHP Freelancers, Freelancers Direct, ScriptLance, Codelance, Programming Bids, Freelance Web Programming, Project Spring, and others.

Scientific Animations Without BordersSM is a University of Illinois-based initiative dedicated to the development and deployment of animated educational materials to better the lives of people in developing nations. Current scientific literature contains many innovative solutions that can help the world's poor.  However, much of this vital information lies in scientific journals written in highly technical language.

By Calvin Reid

April 15, 2011

Launched in January as an independent digital venture headed by Karen Hunter, publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint Karen Hunter Publishing, First One Digital Publishing is an ambitious digital-first venture looking to create a new model for book publishing. Focused on releasing a list of fiction and nonfiction written by both veteran and emerging authors, First One Digital Publishing has released 11 e-books so far as it gears up for a new set of e-book releases and the launch of a major marketing and promotional compaign for its titles.

Knowledge Project

Africa Knowledge Project is an academic resource that offers journals and databases. Check them out at AKP.

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LivewireRasta Livewire is a leading blog that provides in-depth viewpoints from Rastas in Africa and African Diaspora.

Africa Knowledge Project (AKP) publishes peer-reviewed journals and academic databases.

Ojedi is an online retailer of fine art and exceptional handcrafted pieces from around the world.

Africa House is an Africa and Diasporian gallery. Africa House accepts proposals for submission on a rolling basis.

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