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2010-02-26

Open access

OpenAIREOpen source once started in the computerworld, infecting the open culture movement, inspiring free music, and also left its seeds in the academic world, where the phenomenon is called 'open access'.

The situation: when an academic wants to write a paper for a well-respected journal, he has to pay the publisher to be published (this can be as much as 1000 euro). Take notice of the fact that the academic person and the publication fee are both paid by public tax money. After the publishing, the university has to pay the subscription on this journal in order to put this paper in 1 of their libraries (this can be as much as 5000 euro). Again, this is paid by public money. If students want to make copies of this paper, they have to pay some royalties for the author, who has been writing this paper during his work for the university. You understand that in the internet era, this absurd situation can no longer stand. And that's why the publishing model is taking small steps towards a new model. Within the academic world, the Open Access model gains more and more success, while publishers are experimenting with more open license models.open

This also happens thanks to initiatives of government bodies, like the European Uniion, who are worried what happens with tax payer's money. Recently the EU announced the OpenAIRE initiative. "OpenAIRE aims to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy."
Read more about OpenAIRE on its website.

Open access

OpenAIREOpen source once started in the computerworld, infecting the open culture movement, inspiring free music, and also left its seeds in the academic world, where the phenomenon is called 'open access'.

The situation: when an academic wants to write a paper for a well-respected journal, he has to pay the publisher to be published (this can be as much as 1000 euro). Take notice of the fact that the academic person and the financial transaction are both paid by public tax money. After the publishing, the university has to pay the subscription on this journal to put this paper in 1 of their libraries (this can be as much as 5000 euro). Again, this is paid by public money. If students want to make copies of this paper, they have to pay some royalties for the author, who has been writing this paper during his work for the university. You understand that in the internet era, this absurd situation can no longer stand. And that's why the publishing model is taking small steps towards a new model. Within the academic world, the Open Access model gains more and more success, while publishers are experimenting with more open license models.open

This also happens thanks to initiatives of government bodies, like the European Uniion, who are worried what happens with tax payer's money. Recently the EU announced the OpenAIRE initiative. "OpenAIRE aims to support the implementation of Open Access in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy."
Read more about OpenAIRE on its website.

netwaves' new revolutionary presentation

clear-cut-recordsNetwaves revolutionizes the concept of presentation: Jan introduces a male, bald sidekick, named Baldwin (from RuE9) and asks him about netlabels, the newest releases and netlabel lifestyle. And Baldwin answers all questions.

Download or listen to [nws133] netwaves 4.19.




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Playlist:

1 Love - Alexander Blu
2 Kisses - Deto & Gleam
3 The Doggy Bag - Kino Oko
4 test tube - neonicle
5 Follow the sound - Paranoid definition
6 I Need Ya Luvin - Enggenier
7 v to m - se�uelo
8 dagobah - meto
9 Reunited Spirits (Interlude) - Jap Jap

2010-02-18

interview with Les Baudouins Morts (dutch)


Netwaves receives 2 dead Baldwins (Les Baudouins Morts / LBM) and chats about their past, present and future, and especially about their free release on WM recordings "Le Disque d'Or des Baudouins Morts".

Download or listen to [nws132] netwaves 4.18.

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Playlist:

1 Knuckle - stockfinster.
2 Length and Brecht (Synaecide Remix) - Halogen
3 To The Ancient - Titus Twelve
4 Bauhelm - Bo Marley
5 WWW - Les Baudouins Morts
6 Blind Geweld - Les Baudouins Morts
7 Ich Ri�t Tich Inne Bie - D'r Sjaak
8 100 Pagina's - Les Baudouins Morts
9 Geen Socialisme Zonder Bier - Les Baudouins Morts
10 Scoutsmeisjes en kettingzagen - Flahaut
11 Quartz Boy - Pixelord
12 Home Sweet Home (with mummy) (Arritmic Sweet Dreams Remix) - Waste Disposal Machine
13 La Marche Des B.M. - Les Baudouins Morts
background interview: Ka7 - Uchujin

2010-02-17

another one bites the dust

Portuguese netlabel Merzbau, specialised in indietronic, new-folk and post-pop/rock has put a farewell message on its epitaph:
"Merzbau maintained activity between 2005 and 2009. Since then this label is finished. Meanwhile all the content will still be able for download so that everyone can share our legacy. Thanks for visiting. /
Merzbau existiu entre 2005 e 2009. A sua activadade est� neste momento finalizada, no entanto todos os conte�dos editados mant�m-se activos para que o seu legado n�o se perca. Obrigado por vistiarem."

We recommend to watch the intriguing video at our netwaves blog again.

Here's netwaves' subjective anthology:

Sea Scent - Tape Tum
Porto Largo - Alexandre Bateiras
Miniatura Sax�nica - b (fachada)
mon coeur c'est du chinois - Charles C. Oldman
Honey Bunny - The Fart Simpson Band
Colours - Lobster
Look What they've Done - Walter Benjamin
San Francisco / Amsterdam - b (fachada)
Renault 5 - Guilherme Canh�o
to berlin! - Katzgraben

You can send your last greetings to Merzbau.

antarktik

ANTARKTIK / MILINAL from GL on Vimeo.

Video for Milinal.



download their EP Folgefonna @ http://electronicalabel.ru [e18]







music: "antarktik" by milinal.

Video by Geerard

Thanks to Patrycja Szczeniowska for making this possible!!



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2010-02-14

nws132

Voor een keertje geven we een preview van netwaves volgende woensdag 17 feb. 2010: netwaves ontvangt 2 dode Boudewijnen en keuvelen een uurlang over het heen en weer van alles en nog wat, en meer speciaal over hun release "Le Disque d'Or des Baudouins Morts".
Hieronder een sfeerbeeld van de begrafenis ergens in 1999-2000, lees meer op de blog van LBM.

Ludo is een Amadees from mcpvc on Vimeo. Laatste optreden van les Baudouins Morts in het oude Stuc caf�.

noerror quits the scene

After 10 years noerror stops its feed of announcements of new releases.
Noerror was a project born in early 2000. Its first purpose was to relate some of the most famous demoscene music releases, it extended to all the active demoscene netlabels and finally all the netlabels, no disctinction.

Reason: "Years passing by, netlabels have much evolved: Musicians and their netlabels now come from whole different backgrounds and do not share the same values, approaches, technology, sound or goals anymore.
This amazing success of netlabels, their diversity, their productivity has however slowly, we think, undermined the idea of a single news feed."
Go to the full farewell letter on noerror.

new f�nky beats

iDEOLOGYNetlabelism happens in all genres of the musical spectrum. Enjoy this week fresh new funky beats: from funk, over Eurodisco to hip-hop.

Download or listen to [nws131] netwaves 4.17.

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Playlist:

1 Walkampfchampagne - Erdbeerschnitzel
2 Venom - Synaecide feat. Eman�
3 Continuous Building - Aeterna
4 Invisible Walls - Revolution Void
5 What We Gonna Do - Nyko Maca + PLAYgROUND
6 Das gr��ne Element - Gr��n
7 That's the spirit - Stereoshape
8 Let It Off! - Superloader
9 Sonic Impact - Sudio
10 Wall of Sound - Sudio

2010-02-11

A cartoon based on a Armenian tale

This film was comissioned by the USSR State Committee of TV and Radio. Script, Director, Animator, Producer: R. Saakyants. License: dotSUB - Other. Year 1983.


dotSUB is a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language. It also uses the Creative Commons licenses for submitting the subtitles.

2010-02-08

interesting paper from 2002

This is very interesting reading about the bloated music industry, written by Peter Tschmuck (link paper - pdf):
"This paper analyses the music majors� claim for creativity by providing a tentative definition of the term �creativity� derived from economic, psychological, and sociological findings about the creative environment. Further, by utilizing a descriptive-empirical analysis, the processes and structures of the music industry are examined in detail in order to investigate whether the music industry�s highly integrated oligopolistic market structures provide a fertile ground for creativity and innovation. Based on empirical results, finally, this paper argues that the music industry�s current oligopolistic structures do indeed not foster creativity but, in contrast, restrain and even strangle the creative processes of artists."
4 years later the author Peter Tschmuck wrote about this issue in his academic doctorate, called "Creativity and innovation in the music industry".

2010-02-07

reggae � la pastis

LCLNetwaves digs in the rich crates of LibreCommeLair (ex "Les Cristaux Liquident"), a French electro & dub netlabel. Relax on this sweet reggae with a pastis.

Download or listen to [nws130] netwaves 4.16.

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Playlist:

1 We love flamants - Arrogalla feat. Ganga & Volfoniq
2 2nd Rendez-vous - Azzurro meets Volfoniq
3 haunted hypnotiq (ghost in da machine) - Dr Dub
4 Gafieira adubada - Buguinha dub
5 Charlies - C.A.L.M.
6 sul tamburo canzone - Azzurro RMX Volfoniq
7 furriada-revolution v.2 - Arrogalla
8 Tomat-o-dub - Volfoniq feat Pao
9 Hypno Dub - Volfoniq feat Pao
10 Zubrov-ska fever pitch - Volfoniq vs. Dr Dub
11 Roots Train Dub - Roots Ista Posse
12 o mar - C.A.L.M.