Category Archives: etd2007

Webcast: the power of the eThesis

I am very grateful to Caltech, specially Eric van der Velde, for organising and recording my presentation on eTheses at Caltech last month. See The power of the Scientific eThesis, a combined audio, video and screenshow. Caltech have done a … Continue reading

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Data and Institutional Repositories

One of the themes of ETD2007 was a strong emphasis on IR's. Not surprising since they are topical and a natural place to put theses and dissertations. Almost everyone there - many from the Library and Information Services (LIS) community … Continue reading

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CML on ICE - towards Open chemical/scientific authoring

Because WWMM had outages my blogging is behind and I'd written a post on Peter Sefton's ICE. Peter and I met at ETD2007 and immediately clicked. But WWMM went to sleep and I haven't reposted. Peter has beaten me to … Continue reading

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The power of the scientific eThesis

This is the summary of a presentation I am giving tomorrow at ETD2007 (run by Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations. I'm blogging this as the simplest way of (a) reminding me what I am going to say and … Continue reading

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"open access" - some central questions

I am grateful for the recent correspondence from Peter Suber and Stevan Harnad as it helps me get my thoughts in order for ETD2007. In response to Stevan: Open Access: What Comes With the Territory, Peter has analysed the central … Continue reading

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Stevan Harnad on "open access"

Stevan Harnad - a tireless evangelist of OA - has replied to my points. He has been consistent in arguing the logic below and I agree with the logic. The problem is that few people believe that this allows us … Continue reading

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More on "open access"

I recently posted my concern about the use of "open access" as phrase which is sufficently broad to be confusing and Peter Suber has created a thoughtful and useful reply. I agree in detail with all his analysis and any … Continue reading

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More Open Thesis heroes

I have continued to try to find full OpenAccess theses and encountered considerable difficulty. The main problem is that universities and their repositories do not help readers to find theses with OpenAccess licenses and in many cases they do not … Continue reading

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Free Culture and Open Theses

As you know I am looking for real Open Access theses (not fuzzy open). Where have I found the most so far? Not in any of the highly supported repositories but in Harvard College Thesis Repository part of Harvard College … Continue reading

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Useful chemistry thesis in RDF

I shall be using Alicia‚Äôs Open Science Thesis in Useful Chemistry as a technical demonstrator at ETD2007. I really want to show how a born digital thesis is a qualitative step forward. Completely new techniques can be used to structure, … Continue reading

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