Monthly Archives: January 2012

AnimalGarden against SOPA and RWA/HR3699

#animalgarden #rwa #sopa #hr3699   Here's what Mighty MIT bear syas: http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/mit-press-distances-itself-from.html         Bearsuit and many others are fighting: http://poynder.blogspot.com/2012/01/research-works-act-cambridge-university.html

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Congratulations Michael Nielsen, SPARC innovator

I am delighted to congratulate Michael on his award as a SPARC innovator: http://www.arl.org/sparc/innovator/ Here are some bits of the citation (below) but my personal comments first. Michael is a true 21st century scientist. There aren't yet many around, and … Continue reading

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Semantic Physical Science: the movie (includes scenes of a political nature)

#semphyssci I am editing the video material from our Semantic Physical Science symposium, and the first is my introduction (http://vimeo.com/35169794, ca 10 mins). This is partly because it's short (so less technical hassle – though more editing) and partly because … Continue reading

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Semantic Physical Science

#semphyssci We ran a most rewarding workshop and symposium on Semantic Physical Science last Tue/Wed/Thu (2011-01-10/12). The program is below. This is an interim post to keep the momentum going and to let others know that there will be in … Continue reading

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HR3699 and SOPA restrictions hit Small businesses

AnnMaria is a small business owner and writes passionately about the harm that HR3699 does to her: http://www.thejuliagroup.com/blog/?p=1932. I'll quote extensively below. And I want you to get angry as well. And start DOING something about it. I've written before … Continue reading

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Stop HR3699; The Open Access movement needs to get ACTIVE; the Scholarly Poor already do

I have been blogging for a week about HR3699 (Research Works Act). I have been trying to take personal action – apart from blogging I have mailed OUP and CUP asking them to stand up and be counted on their … Continue reading

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Open Letter to OUP; request to repudiate H.R.3699 and Research Works Act

Dear Nigel Portwood, I am an alumnus of Oxford University (Balliol, BA, MA, DPhil) and write to urge OUP to repudiate H.R.3699 and the Research Works Act promoted by the American Association of Publishers of which OUP is a member. … Continue reading

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Open letter to Cambridge University Press requesting repudiation of H.R.3699 and Research Works Act

[I have sent the following letter to press@cambridge.org. If anyone knows better addresses for the addressees, please could you forward it. You might also wish to add messages of your own] Dear Stephen Bourne,Dear Andrew Brown, I am a member … Continue reading

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Michael Eisen explains why HR.3699 and RWA (rolling back the Open publishing clock) are wrong

Michael Eisen works in gene regulation and is a co-founder of the world-changing Open publisher PloS. Like many of us he strongly opposes the proposed US bills HR.3699 and RWA which will forbid public funders to require that published research … Continue reading

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Semantic Physical Science Workshop

Our workshop in Cambridge got underway yesterday – early arrivals met for dinner in the Maypole pub. I am really excited about the people who have agreed to come – there is a shared vision and a commitment to making … Continue reading

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