Monthly Archives: May 2010

12 suggestions for how Librarians can build the future

Typed and scraped Bethan Ruddock has already commented on this blog and is typical of the relatively few who are prepared to debate the future of libraries in public. It is always very encouraging to see young people speaking their … Continue reading

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DRM’ed ILLs: FOI request to Russell group Universities

Scraped and typed into Arcturus This is my FOI request to a number of Russell Group Universities about the introduction by the British Library of DRM for InterLibraryLoans . There are about 20 RG universities and I have already sent … Continue reading

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DRM: Publishers don’t want it. So why?

Scraped and typed into Arcturus I have had thoughtful contributions from an academic and a publisher on my exploration of DRM. See http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/murrayrust/?p=2434&cpage=1#comment-454356 for comments by Henry Rzepa, and in particular his concern about publishers' roles, to which Ricahrd Kidd … Continue reading

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Why can’t we teach Peter Murray-Rust about DRM?

Typed/scraped into Arcturus while waiting for Eclipse job to complete I have been doodling round the DRM + BL theme and suddenly found Bethan's information professional blog . From the About: I'm a librarian, working for Library and Archival Services … Continue reading

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My FOI request to the BL on DRM’ed InterLibraryLoans

Scraped and typed into Arcturus This is my FOI request to the British Library about their introduction of DRM. Note that I shall be sending out a similar request to a number of leading UK academic libraries so that it … Continue reading

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Proteomics: a community racing towards Open Data

Typed in support of a community that cares passionately into Arcturus Here's an excellent example of a community that is racing towards mandating data deposition as part of publication. And to give credit where it's due it's reported by an … Continue reading

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Persuading a community to deposit Open Data

Typed in support of a community that cares passionately into Arcturus I recently blogged about how a community wanted access to raw experimental data: http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/blogs/murrayrust/?p=2424 They begged the authors, database, publishers, etc. to ensure that data was published as soon … Continue reading

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I “demonize” librarians? I am trying to help them.

Scraped into Arcturus in an attempt to energize the community I reproduce in full a recent helpful comment on this blog and then comment. Stuart Bentley says: May 21, 2010 at 11:45 am Whilst I don't disagree with the spirit … Continue reading

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CryoEM scientists: PLEASE can we have your OPEN DATA

Typed in support of a community that cares passionately into Arcturus I've spent two days this week at a useful meeting run by JISC (Simon Hodson) on Managing Research Data. As readers of this blog know I am a passionately … Continue reading

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CKAN 1.0: A major contribution to Open Knowledge

Scraped with appreciation from OKF blog into Arcturus I am delighted to record the first 1.0 release of CKAN, the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive from the Open Knowledge Foundation. This is, of course, a communal work but much of the credit … Continue reading

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