Monthly Archives: November 2012

#ami2 #opencontentmining: AMI reports progress on #pdf2svg and #svgplus: the “standard” of STM publishing

AMI has been making steady progress on two parts of AMI2: PDF2SVG. A converter of PDF to SVG, eliminating all PDF-specific information. This has gone smoothly –AMI does not understand "good" so "steady" means a monotonically increasing number of non-failing … Continue reading

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What’s this graph?

Rich Apodaca created an instructive approach to blogging information by deliberately cutting annotations off graphs to make the reader think about them (e.e. http://depth-first.com/articles/2010/10/26/name-that-graph/). So, what's the following graph, and why does it matter? When I get an answer I'll … Continue reading

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Mapumental: How long is my public transport to work? a fun Open house-hunting site from MySociety.

My Society http://mysociety.org is a wonderful force for web-based democracy (a project of UK Citizens Online Democracy (UKCOD)).They change the world by building software for democracy. They've now released a version of their Mapumental software that covers the whole of … Continue reading

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Creative Commons has played a major part in Openness; now it has a Science Advisory Board

  At #okfest Puneet Kishoor invited me to join the newly formed Science Advisory Board of Creative Commons which has now been announced http://creativecommons.org/science/board Creative Commons' Science Advisory Board (SAB) guides its science program and provides overall strategic vision and … Continue reading

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#openscholarship Bach + Kimiko Ishizaka and George Veletsianos + Royce Kimmons; Culture wants to be Open

  One of the great by-products of invitations (e.g. to Perth) is that I am catalysed to write overview blog posts because I don't normally do conventional slides and because I don't know what I am going to say in … Continue reading

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#ami2 #opencontentmining AMI analyses more PDFs and gets useful help from StackOverflow and shapecatcher

In the previous post AMI2 showed the need and the problems of dealing with fonts. In summary, if all fonts carry Unicode codePoints it's trivial to extract the codepoints and assert they are Unicode. Since SVG uses Unicode by default, … Continue reading

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#openaccess #opendata; Cameron Neylon and I talk to Librarians in Perth; we must do it ourselves and make it Open

  We had a marvellous day yesterday in Perth at the invitation of Constance Wiebrands, Toby Burrows, Sue Cook and others. Constance had heard I was in AU and invited me over. Toby put md up in Trinity College. At … Continue reading

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#openscholarship: Reclaim our Scholarship(III). How can we do this?

Constance Wiebrands who has invited me to talk in ECU tomorrow asks on this blog (see https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/11/14/openaccess-opendata-reclaiming-our-scholarship-ii-do-we-undervalue-it/ and previous): It is probably more useful for [Librarians] to think about future steps and what libraries ought to be doing to support … Continue reading

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#openaccess #opendata Reclaiming our scholarship (II). Do we undervalue it?

I am organising my thoughts for my talk tomorrow in blog form. This helps me to organize my thoughts and also creates a record for those at the talk and those not at it. I won't necessarily cover everything. I've … Continue reading

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#openaccess #opendata in Perth (AU). My talk on Open Scholarship (I). We must reclaim our scholarship

I have been invited to speak to a group of Librarians and Researchers (2012-11-15) by Constance Wiebrands of Edith Cowan University (http://www.ecu.edu.au/ )(? at their Mount Lawley Campus. ) This a great honour – to be invited all across the … Continue reading

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