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Non-Profit Open Access Focused Organizations from A-Z
Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
"Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories."
"COAR promotes infrastructure interoperability and a joint global data store of Open Access repositories to enable and support the re-use of data by service and portal providers. Currently, COAR has three working groups, each with its own set of responsibilities, objectives, and related activities."
Open Knowledge Foundation
"Founded in 2004, we’re a not-for-profit organization promoting open knowledge: any kind of data and content – sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata – that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed."
"We create standards like the Open Definition, organize events like OKCon and Open Government Data Camp, run projects like Where Does My Money Go and Open Shakespeare, and develop tools like CKAN and the Annotator to help people create, find and share open material."
Public Domain Review
"The public domain is a vast commons of material that is no longer protected by copyright, meaning that the material is free to enjoy, share & build upon without restriction. All works eventually enter the public domain – from classic works of art, music & literature, to abandoned drafts, tentative plans, & overlooked fragments. Each country, however, has different laws about when this happens, laws which normally vary depending on the medium of the work."
"With our curated collection of exotic scraps & marvellous rarities & comprehensively linking to freely distributable copies of works in online archives & from far flung corners of the web, we hope to encourage readers to further utilise & explore public domain works by themselves."