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Our Mathematical Heritage Versus its Organisatorial and Copyright Nightmare
Talk given at the CEIC Workshop "Across the Digital Divide", June 16,
2005, 10:00-10:30, hosted by the
2nd Joint Meeting
of AMS, DMV, ÖMG at Mainz.
What are the obstructions in order to achieve the DML Goals?
Clearly lack of money, but besides that:
Main obstructions to a "usable", "homogeneous", and "distributable" DML:
- hard to find
- by no means uniformly organized
- often unwilling to share with others by exchange of data and software
- partially expensive (commercial publishers)
-- and therefore:
- difficult to use
Digitized material is
- presented in complicated ways
- subject to copyright conditions, since copyright is
- owned by publishers (true almost always for recent material)
- partially invented/created even by the repositories
even for old content, which is already out of authors' copyright.
==> Even though we only have digitized just a small fraction of our
==> this small fraction is not easy to find nor to access nor to use.
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Copyright © 2005 by Ulf Rehmann