During the past decade, the massive worldwide conversion of learning content from print and other older media on to digital networks has created gatekeepers who limit access to their digital content or require online users to pay for it.

A variety of gatekeepers have made a third choice:
to open their content freely into the Internet.
These are their stories.

booksHuman Sciences Research Council Press
South African Publisher
May 31, 2006
1

lionsDioramas for New Generations
American Museum of Natural History
July 1, 2006

2

sparksAmateur, Laboratory and University Open the Tables
Interactive Tables of Elements
July 15, 2006
3

APODAn Astronomy Website from the Internet Big Bang
Astronomy Picture of the Day ("APOD"")

August 1, 2006
4

decalsCory Doctorow on Win-Win Publishing
Creative behind a keyboard
August 17, 2006

5
kirtas copierGoogle Book Scan Project
Scanning lifts some sales
October 25, 2006

6
bookLeonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman Best Seller
Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 11, 2003
7
Thos JeffersonMonticello
The Home of Thomas Jefferson
October 28, 2006
8
honeybeeBee Genes Pry Open Nature
WEB FOCUS almost free
October 30, 2006
9
bat faceNew York Times Science Videos
Bats at Halloween and 70 open science videos
October 31, 2006
10
operatorThe Prelinger Archives
Preserving ephemeral treasurers into the developing digital age
August 17, 2006
11
rotator cuff tearWorld Series Sports Injuries
WebMD
October 24, 2006
12
roverMars Rovers
NASA
October 6, 2006
13
SocratesFamous Trials
Professor Douglas Linder
October 18, 2006
14
listeningPetcasts
Purina Pet Food -
August 17, 2006
15
Magazine CoverHow Stuff Works
How Stuff Works
October 26, 2006
16
bird brainsAvian Brains
Erich Jarvis
August 17, 2006
17
compoundMathWorld
Free resource from Wolfram Research
August 17, 2006

18
His Majesty King Abdullah II
King of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
October 18, 2006
19
bolideThe Chesapeake Bay Bolide
U.S. Geological Survey
August 17, 2006
20
mongabayMongabay.com
An open education resource in the long tail
December, 2006
21
ShakespeareBritish Library Online Gallery
Turning the Pages
November 2, 2006
22
domeMadison, Wisconsin Sesquicentennial
Wisconsin Historical Society
August 17, 2006
23
thorFolklore and Mythology
University of Pittsburgh Electronic Texts
November 28, 2006
24
Using Moodle by Jason Cole
Creative Commons best selling application book
February 10, 2007
25

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