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www.ted.com - Great site for ideas +  

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

Our Mission: Spreading ideas.

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

(excerpted from www.ted.com)

While the entire site is fascinating, the section on "The Rise of Collaboration" (http://www.ted.com/themes/the_rise_of_collaboration.html) has interesting perspectives on technology-enabled collaboration.

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Interesting Book Series from Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights +  

Quite an interesting list of books, sent to me from Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights

http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/series/PSHR.html

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Open Access for Research and Researchers +  

"Open Access provides the means to maximise the visibility, and thus the uptake and use, of research outputs. Open Access is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs without the severe restrictions on use commonly imposed by publisher copyright agreements. It is definitely not vanity publishing or self-publishing, nor about the literature that scholars might normally expect to be paid for, such as books for which they hope to earn royalty payments. It concerns the outputs that scholars normally give away free to be published – peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various kinds."

- Taken from Open Access: What is it and why should we have it? , posted on http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13...

This website is a great resource for more information on the Open Access Movement

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook - http://www.openoasis.org/

Author's Rights

Author's Rights, Tout de Suite gives journal article authors a quick introduction to key aspects of author's rights. The guide includes references to online documents and links to pertinent Web sites to foster further exploration of this topic.

http://www.archive.org/details/AuthorsRightsToutDeSuite

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700 Million Worldwide Desire to Migrate Permanently 1  

If they could (according to a worldwide Galluip poll), about 700 million adults worldwide -- more than the entire adult population of North America and South America combined -- would like to move to another country permanently. The United States and Canada top the list of most desired destination countries.

If everyone who wanted to move to Canada actually did, the country's population would grow by 170%.

 

Map of what regions people most want to leave

 

Map of where in the world people would migrate if they could

More information on this poll is available at the Gallup website.

 

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