Monthly Archives: August 2007

PRISM: should I worry?

The last week has seen a spate of immediate reaction to the newly formed PRISM - the (American?) publishers' lobby to destroy non-commercial open access.  There is so much (germane) comment that there is no need for me to duplicate … Continue reading

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berlin5 : Open Access to Research Data: surmountable challenges

This is the abstract I have submiitted for the Berlin-5 meeting : “Berlin 5 Open Access: From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge Dissemination” Open Access to Research Data: surmountable challenges Many scientists and organisations have recognised the power and … Continue reading

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Emotion and logic and PRISM

I've taken a week off blogging to write code and woken up to find I have nearly missed PRISM. PRISM is a publishers' alliance which appears to be solely devoted to protecting twentieth century business methods by whatever process is … Continue reading

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What do we mean by open science?

There seems to be a critical mass of activity in the Open Science camp - possibly sparked off (or at least given amplification) by scifoo. Here is a very useful summary from Bill Hooker (Timo, invite Bill to scifoo next … Continue reading

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scifoo: Cameron Neylon on Open Notebook Science

More on Open Science from Jean-Claude Bradley. It's sad to see how paper-driven we have become. It's critical to publish, but I continually sense there is an increasing pressure of "I need a paper - what's the most cost-effective way … Continue reading

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scifoo: the mindless impact factory

More scifoo follow up from Richard Akerman. No comment from me needed. I'm leaving the second life picture because ... open science and the impact factory Jean-Claude Bradley instigated a session in Second Life - SciFoo Lives On: Open Science. … Continue reading

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berlin5: Berlin 5 Open Access

I am delighted to have been asked to present on the topic of Open Data at "Berlin -5". The University of Padua, the CRUI (Council of Rectors of Italian Universities) and the Max Planck Gesellschaft are pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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Special issue of CTWatch on the coming revolution in scholarly communication

I have been busy with grants and hacking so have been away from the blog. (Making good progress on new ways of inputting and displaying chemistry). Here is a very important set of papers which are all highly relevant to … Continue reading

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scifoo: One chemical per one laptop?

On the Open Knowledge Foundation blog I noticed a call for projects related to One Laptop Per Child (which we saw at scifoo). I'm wondering what we could do in chemistry - there is so much around and so much … Continue reading

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When does open science work?

It's funny how things turn out in the blogosphere. I'd posted about how ludicrous copyright on dead scientists' work (Copyright madness - story 2) was and expected some comment from the librarian community. Silence (there's still time to comment!). I … Continue reading

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