Monthly Archives: October 2011

My bike is (fairly) stable

An interlude. PNNL guest house provides its guest with low cost rented bicycles. I had a "free" day today (though I did some thinking) and cycled about 5+5miles through Richland to Bateman Island. But first, here is my bike: Perceptive … Continue reading

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Update: Open Science conclusion; and PNNL NWChem/CML/Quixote update

#oss2011 @okfn #oaweek After my talk at OSS I published two posts on the value of Open Access – I used challenging language which has upset several people but seems to find a chord with others. The discussion has taken … Continue reading

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Suboptimal/missing Open Licences by Wiley and Royal Society

#oaweek Well Wiley has just proudly announced its first Open Access Journals http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/journals.html. They're not cheap for author-side fees (Brain and Behaviour == 2500 USD – higher than the others – presumably it's easier to tap brain researchers for money). … Continue reading

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Occupied Scholarly Territory: Which publishers do I trust?

#oaweek For me the primary concern in scholarly publishing is who do I – and maybe you – trust? This blog will give some personal thoughts and probably upset some, but it shows my thoughts. If I am getting windows … Continue reading

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PNNL and eResearch: Semantic Physical Science

[the purpose of this mail is to work out my thoughts, test that I can blog from PNNL, let people know I am still alive, and tell the world what I am doing and will do.] I'm spending 9 days … Continue reading

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We are living in Occupied Scholarly Territory

#oaweek [This is a short post as I am testing whether I can post from my guest room (I probably can't blog from the main lab)]. I shall explore this theme, probably getting even more angrier that I am. We … Continue reading

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Open Science Summit Summary

#oss2011 I have a brief window in SFO – I love airports with free wifi The OSS was mindblowing. The advances since last year are spectacular. Simply put: OSS has arrived and will – I am sure – be mainstream … Continue reading

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Open Access saves lives

#oss2011 Yesterday I made the assertion: "Closed access means people die" I have no doubt this is absolutely true. I put it in the negative form because I want to drive home the inequity of walling information that, if released, … Continue reading

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Open Research Reports: What Jenny and I said (and why I am angry)

#oss2011 Jenny Molloy and I have been representing the Open Knowledge Foundation at the Open Science Summit and we presented the Open Research Reports (ORR) project. The slides we used are at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6280676/orr.pptx. I expect that at some stage we'll … Continue reading

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Open Science Summit

#oss2011 Jenny Molloy and I are representing the Open Knowledge Foundation at Open Science Summit in the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, Silicon valley(haven't had time to look at ANY of the museum!). It's a fantastic meeting, run by Joseph … Continue reading

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