Monthly Archives: April 2012

A pictorial Amusement

I dropped in to see our computer officers today – they've just had an aircon failure and I was offering sympathy – they have a lot to deal with. While there I noticed this splendid spanner (== wrench/US). I love … Continue reading

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Text-mining the scholarly literature: towards a set of universal Principles; Update and strategy

For some years I have seen the primary literature as an enormous untapped resource of scholarly information. We humans are very good at some aspects of "reading the literature" but there are many areas where machines are better and should … Continue reading

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Panton Fellows, Principles in Japanese, #pantonscience

    It's been an exciting week in Pantonia. I have been very active with our new Panton Fellows (http://science.okfn.org/2012/04/03/introducing-our-panton-fellows/) Last Monday Ross Mounce came over to Cambridge and we looked in depth about liberating information about phylogenetic trees. This … Continue reading

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My virtual talk in Poland

  I am presenting a talk in Poland today – although I am in Rome. http://www.eifl.net/events/open-science-education-conference-poland Open science & education conference, Poland 13 Apr 2012 - 14 Apr 2012 Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) invites you to the Third International Conference … Continue reading

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Horizon2020 what I said in Rome (and what Neelie said)

I always try to blog what I said in meetings as I don't (can't) use traditional slides. Today I scraped slides off the web and my talk was significantly different from what I had prepared. This was in considerable part … Continue reading

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Open Infrastructure for Open Science/Data; and Academic Spring

  I am presenting this afternoon in Rome to an important group of science-oriented people/organizations – about 70 people will be there. As always I try to talk to people before the presentation. I've got 20 minutes, and I want … Continue reading

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e-Infrastructures for Open Science – my talk in Rome

I have been invited to Rome to help start the Horizon 2020 Consultation for future European funding: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/e-infrastructure/docs/agenda_alea_rome.pdf It's an important meeting and follows a morning presentation by Neelie Kroes (European Digital Agenda) and responses by National scientific societies. http://www.allea.org/Content/ALLEA/General%20Assemblies/General%20Assembly%202012/GA_draft_programme_overview_final.pdf … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Panton Fellows, Sophie and Ross

This blog has been down but I can now congratulate our 2 new Panton fellows, Sophie Kershaw and Ross Mounce. Laura Newman has written an account http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/30/introducing-our-panton-fellows/ and I took photos. I will write much more (I'm very busy at … Continue reading

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