Monthly Archives: July 2012

#openaccess TOWIG (The Only Way Is Greold) – or are there others? Some suggestions

I'd hoped to blog about something other than Open Access – such as developing intelligent software for reading the scientific literature (and I shall). However things have niggled away and I have to get them and other ideas out before … Continue reading

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I ask Elsevier for their list of articles published as “hybrid Open Access”

Scientists can pay up to 5000 USD for an "Open Access" article in Elsevier journals (i.e. published normally in a toll-access journal but free to read). Leaving aside whether this is good value I wish to know what the authors … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wales is fighting for British rights; he/we needs your help

People don't realise that we are in the middle of a global fight for our electronic rights – lose them and we sink into the digital dark ages. The following story is so appalling that Jimmy Wales (of Wikipedia) is … Continue reading

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Reforming #scholpub: A fairy tale

  On the [GOAL] Open Access mailing list Jean-Claude Guédon makes the clear point that the continued bickering about whether Gold or Green OA is best is holding Open Access back. I agree and I go further. Here's my diagnosis … Continue reading

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Open Data – la Conference (2012-09-27). Data is truth.

I've had the privilege to be invited to an important European conference on Open Data in Paris http://www.opendata-laconference.com/ As a start I have been asked to answer three questions, which I think will appear on a web page. [You'll see … Continue reading

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Freedom and Openness in Cambridge: ACTA and OKFN

I am really fortunate to live in Cambridge – it's where things happen . It's small enough to know people and large enough to consolidate things. Today I left the car for its annual road test (MOT). We're in a … Continue reading

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Europeans: Urge your MEPs to vote against ACTA. It’s easy!

It's essential that we defeat ACTA. It's not just about copyright but fundamental rights of individuals. It takes a few minutes using http://writetothem.org Here's what I wrote:                           … Continue reading

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Understanding diagrams in scientific journals: I

Now that I am working with Ross Mounce on phylogenetic trees and related sciences I have to learn about what some of the diagrams mean. This is the first in hopefully a series of posts Here's a diagram from BMC … Continue reading

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