On January 11, Aaron Swartz died. He has had a profound effect on many corners of the Web, including the Wikimedia and Open Access communities. His actions towards providing Open Access to scholarly research articles were controversial, but even more so the reactions by the legal system that likely contributed to his early death.
The Open Access Media Importer has now imported over 10,000 files to Wikimedia Commons and is currently mainly working on the upload of files from recently published articles. Fine-tuning of the code continues, as well as work on getting some older files uploaded despite earlier problems with them. By the end of January, the tool has also been migrated to a server at the University of Regensburg, where it is planned to stay at least until the future of the Toolserver or a functional equivalent becomes clear.
The following files represent a selection of what has been uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer this month. If you can think of wiki pages where these files could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.
Articles started this month
According to TreeViews, 28 articles on OA topics have been started this month across languages, including