Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Guardian Open Day - C21 publishing as it should be

TomMR made me take a day off to the Guardian Open day http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2012/mar/24/the-guardian-open-weekend-live-blog . For non-UK readers the Guardian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardian orginally the Manchester Guardian ) is 180 years old and one of the few non-profit, major daily newspapers. The Guardian … Continue reading

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My response to Hargreaves on copyright reform: I request the removal of contractual restrictions and independent oversight

Jenny Molloy, Diane Cabell, Laura Newman and I have been working to create a considered, hopefully powerful and constructive report to the Hargreaves report recommending the reform of UK copyright. (This is not a formal OKF response – OKF deliberately … Continue reading

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ACS Fall meeting Skolnik Symposium “Molecular Science and the Semantic Web”: Invitation to submit abstracts

As recipients of the Skolnik award Henry Rzepa and I are organizing the symposium at the ACS Fall meeting in Philadelphia http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=395&content_id=CNBP_029137&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=2f5d0717-e31c-47f1-af30-0a1337afd759. (Aug 19-23). Depending on how many abstracts we receive this will last between 1 and 3 days, most … Continue reading

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Update; and a semantic amusement for you

I've extremely busy so this is just to let anyone know I am still working on a number of threads. Chem4Word. We had a really valuable discussion yesterday (sic) in Microsoft Research Cambridge with Alex Wade, Joe Townsend, Clyde Davies … Continue reading

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#sparc2012 a manifesto in absentia for Open Data

Dear #sparc2012 I am very sorry that I can't be physically present with you, especially since we are at a critical time for #scholpub. I'd have liked to meet and come up with new ideas on how to change the … Continue reading

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Permission for information-mining : Update and response from Royal Society of Chemistry

In our current search [some request only went out on Saturday] for factual information from publishers on permission for "text-mining" the position is: Elsevier. Permission granted in principle for PM-R. [PMR and community is now gearing up to extract factual … Continue reading

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Information mining from Springer full-text: I ask for freedom

This is the last of the current series of requests to publishers for freedom to mine factual information. Note "freedom", not "permission". I don't ask permission to speak in public, I take it as a freedom. I have now sent … Continue reading

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Hargreaves and information mining: I request freedom to mine factual data from Nature Publishing Group full-text

I have sent the following letter to Philip Campbell, editor of Nature. In it I request freedom to mine factual information without legal or technical barriers. We have worked closely with Timo Hannay (then of NPG) and no of Digital … Continue reading

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Hargreaves and Information mining: I ask the American Chemical Society for freedom to mine factual data

Here is a letter I have sent to Madeleine Jacobs, CEO of the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and former director of publications. In it I ask for freedom to extract factual information from the full-text of ACS journals. Henry Rzepa … Continue reading

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Information mining for Hargreaves and Open Science: I ask the Royal Society of Chemistry

I've now asked the Royal Society of Chemistry for permission to extract factual information from the journals to which Cambridge subscribes. For background for non-chemists, the RSC has supported our research in information mining through funding summer students, and in … Continue reading

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