Monthly Archives: February 2011

Open Writing and Scholarly HTML

I have been struggling to put my thoughts in order about an underprivileged being – the scholarly author. This post is slightly ahead of a well-formed idea but it's prompted by Peter Suber's call for a new term for (?collaborative) … Continue reading

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Licensing Data

[From Alan Ball] The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has published the second in its series ofHow-to Guides: 'How to License Research Data' by Alex Ball of the DCC, inassociation with JISC Legal. The guide explains why licensing data isimportant, what … Continue reading

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Scholarly HTML Hackfest Cambridge UK March

The momentum of "Beyond the PDF" continues and we are planning a hackfest in Cambridge in March to build scholarly publishing tools. I floated the idea yesterday http://groups.google.com/group/beyond-the-pdf/browse_thread/thread/af2e6a4d43c361f8 (one of the many discussion threads you can read). The details are … Continue reading

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Panton, Panton, Panton

Richard Poynder has just blogged about our Panton discussion which has been released as audio and we hope a transcript RSN. But the main reason for this post is that I have learnt something new and unsettling about our adoption … Continue reading

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Chemical Markup Language 2011

With the release of Chem4Word (sorry Chemistry Add-in for Word) we've reached an important milestone in the development of CML. CML is about 16 years old (Henry will give a better estimate – but I think we can reasonably date … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Data is Open!

#jiscopenbib Bibliographic Data are the lifeblood of scholarship. They tell us how to find scholarly artefacts and to recognise them when we've found them. The journal names, the authors, the pages. They are as exciting as streetnames and housenumbers. Which … Continue reading

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Prinzipien zu offenen bibliographischen Daten

If you can understand that it means two things: That Adrian Pohl has translated the Principles of Open Bibliographic Data into German (thanks!) http://openbiblio.net/principles/de/ That if you only speak German you have no excuse now for not SIGNING them

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The Law of the Excluded Mumble; Please SIGN the Principles of Open Bibliographic Data

In classical logic there is a Law of the Excluded Middle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_excluded_middle that states (roughly, but read the article) that something is either TRUE or not TRUE (==FALSE). This principles does NOT hold in scholarly publishing where there are three … Continue reading

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Panton Discussions online

#pantondiscussions The Panton discussions are now online. Many people are to be thanked for this – and it's taken a lot of effort (as always I blunder into things that I don't understand – recording, streaming, etc.). They are available … Continue reading

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DOIs are not copyright! What about Bibliographic Data?

Every so often we take an important step forward in Openness and today is one example. Norman Paskin of the DOI foundation has confirmed that the DOI foundation does not regard DOIS as copyright and encourages their re-use:     … Continue reading

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