Monthly Archives: August 2010

#solo10: GreenChainReaction – volunteers start to process patents

Scraped/typed into Arcturus We now have our "beta"-production software for the Green Chain Reaction. We've put about 10,000 solvents on the web page. But – if more volunteers take part in the next 2-3 days – that could be multiplied … Continue reading

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Does “Open API” mean anything?

Roderic Page (http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2010/08/on-being-open-mendeley-and-open-data.html ) has discussed Mendeley's "Open API" and decided (as do I [Mendeley, Scopus, Talis – will you be making your data Open? ] ) that whether the code is Open is less important than whether the data … Continue reading

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Mendeley, Scopus, Talis – will you be making your data Open?

Scraped/typed into Arcturus Ian Mulvany (VP New Product Development, Mendeley) Has blogged about the excitement of connecting scientific data: (http://directedgraph.net/2010/08/27/connecting-scientific-data/ ) I'm going to be hosting a session at science online London next weekend, I'm excited. I've been interested in … Continue reading

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#solo10 GreenChainReaction: it’s starting to work!

Dictated into Arcturus The GreenChainReaction is already a success!. It's a success because we've had a wonderful set of volunteers who are committed to making it work. The atmosphere in the Etherpad yesterday was wonderful. The group has worked hard … Continue reading

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#solo10 GreenChainReaction : an Open Index of patents

Scraped/typed into Arcturus We are on the last lap of preparation for the Green Chain Reaction. We have now built a server to receive the results – the address is in the Etherpad (http://okfnpad.org/openPatents ) We are uploading the weekly … Continue reading

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#solo10 GreenChainReaction: Almost ready to go, so please volunteer

Scraped/typed into Arcturus We have now scoped out the project for the Green Chain Reaction and I am almost certain it can work. How well it works depends largely on the number and time of the volunteers. If you are … Continue reading

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PantonDiscussion#1: Richard Poynder

Dictated into Arcturus We've just had the first of our Panton Discussions with Richard Poynder as the visiting guest. This went extremely well and as you can see from the photographs was held in the small room in the Panton … Continue reading

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Panton Discussions#1: Richard Poynder 2010-08-24

Typed into Arcturus   Following on from our creation of the Panton Principles we are now starting a series of "Panton Discussions". These are intended to explore in public, with a well-known guest, aspects of Open Data. They have a … Continue reading

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Data Validation and publication – some early ideas

Dictated into Arcturus On Friday David Shotton from Oxford and I visited Iain.Hrynaszkiewicz and colleagues at Biomed Central to discuss collaboration on several grants funded by JISC. In our case they are Open-bibliography (#jiscopenbib) and #jiscxyz (on data) and in … Continue reading

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Blue Obelisks: Openness is taking off

Scraped/typed into Arcturus The Blue Obelisk (http://www.blueobelisk.org ) is a relatively unstructured group of people interested in software and information in chemistry. The mantra is: "Open Data, Open Standards, Open Source" This guides the BlueOb in its thinking. It has … Continue reading

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