Monthly Archives: April 2008

More on Open Data for molecules

Antony Williams (Chemspider) has engaged in a useful discussion about the various aspects of access to scientific data: Acting as a Community Member to Help Open Access Authors and Publishers There are some valuable points merging where we start to … Continue reading

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Liquid European publications

From john wilbanks' blog Call for Postdocs - Enhanced scientific publications If you’ve got an interest in next-generation publishing in science, and you’ve always wanted to live in Paris…I’ve got a job opening you might be interested in after the … Continue reading

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Why we need semantic chemical authoring

Since I have recently posted about Molbank (an Open Access journal of chemical structures and syntheses) I started to have a look at some articles. I should emphasize that I am generally in favour of what Molbank is doing (making … Continue reading

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"PDF should be used to preserve information for the future"

(From: Carol Jackson [..email ..] [via Jim Downing] Subject: Latest DPC Technology Watch Report - 'PDF should be used to preserve information for the future'. To: DIGITAL-PRESERVATION@jiscmail.ac.uk) PDF should be used to preserve information for the future Good news the … Continue reading

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Open Scholarly Communities on the Web

While I'm waiting for Jim to help fix my Eclipse environment, here's a post from the Open Knowledge blog... Open Scholarly Communities on the Web Dr. Paolo D’Iorio recently invited me to attend the first meeting of an EU funded … Continue reading

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Semantic markup and text-mining

Here's an interesting development which emphasizes texmining but actually seems to be a form of semantic authoring. (via Peter Suber)... Structured Digital Abstracts - Easier Literature Searching But Not Democratic April 24, 2008 | By Nick In Journal Club | … Continue reading

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Molbank and Open Access

Antony Williams writes: ChemSpider Will Soon Support Open Access Articles On the Site Posted by: Antony Williams in Open Access Publishing Copyright©2008 Antony Williams Some of you may be aware of the Molbank Open Access Journal. I recently blogged about … Continue reading

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CRIG - JISC, etc.

I lauded the victors of the CRIG competition: (CRIG winners) - and they have commented: Dave Tarrant Says: April 17th, 2008 at 9:04 am eWe look forward to it The thing which was remarkable about winning was the fact that … Continue reading

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CRIG winners

I'm delighted to congratulate the winners of the CRIG (Common Repositories Interoperability Group) competition at OR08. This was an innovative piece of funding - instead of giving a small grant to a group to do a small piece of work … Continue reading

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Another call for Open Data

It is encouraging to see the increasing use of "Open Data" and the suggestion that we should use CKAN (OKF): Fiona Bradley, A database of data, Semantic Library, April 16, 2008.  (via Peter Suber) One of the sites recommended by … Continue reading

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