Monthly Archives: February 2008

Robert Massie on OA and PMR

From Peter Suber's Open Access Blog: Robert Massie on OA 15:39 26/02/2008, Peter Suber, Open Access News InfoInnovation has blogged some notes on Robert Massie's talk at the NFAIS Annual Conference (Philadelphia, February 24-26, 2008). Massie is the president of … Continue reading

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Australian update

Very brief. Had an excellent time in South Australia hosted by Philip Lock. Presented to Computer Science Department at UNISA and developed more ideas in "can machines understand chemistry". A lot of synergy in discussion over XML, RDF, etc. Then … Continue reading

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Adelaide Travel Update

A brief update. We've been magnificently entertained by Phil Lock in his beach house south of Adelaide (I'm still getting to grips with the local directions in Australian cities). Also a tour of Adelaide - highlight is the statue of … Continue reading

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Travel update

So much is happeing that I have little time to blog but I HAVE to say thank you to so many people. First Alison Edwards and Graham Heath for several days' hospitality. To their colleagues at ANU and ANSTO. Many … Continue reading

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Travel update

I'm now in ANSTO - Australia's (deliberately) lone reactor, hosted by Alison Edwards. Alison and Graham Heath have looked after me and Judith fantastically over the last few days, at Wollongong and elsewhere. I'm talking on "The Semantic Web abd … Continue reading

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Travels update

Yesterday we were shown round Canberra including the Botanic Gardens with a splendid Eucalypt garden - the species vary enormously in texture, smooth, rough, shaggy, etc. and the splendid Scribbly gum whose scribbles are made by the Scribbly Gum Moth. … Continue reading

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Strine travel update - future

This week Judith M-R and I will be visiting and giving talks. Judith's is on structural biology, mine on the semantic web and physical science (which has the overt agenda of also neeting multidisciplinary scientists and seeing whether there is … Continue reading

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Strine travel update - past

We have had a wonderful time and been looked after fantastically by our Australian (Strine) hosts. (The pronunciation matters - when we arrived in Melbourne we needed to go to Prahran - a very lively and well-known suburb. Our English … Continue reading

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Open Definition Advisory Council

I'm delighted to report the launch of the Open Definition Advisory Council. When Rufus  Pollock first bent my ear on Open Knowledge (perhaps 3+ years ago) I didn't really understand it. Now its role is absolutely clear - we need … Continue reading

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APSR 2008

Brief update as I haven't been able to log in... Very good meeting today at Brisbane - in the Customs House which belongs to the University of Brisbane, Queensland [Sorry! Got it right lower :-)] overlooks the river. On APSR … Continue reading

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