Category Archives: open notebook science

funding models for software, OSCAR meets OMII

In a previous post I introduced our chemical natural language tools OSCAR and OPSIN. They are widely used, but in academia there is a general problem - there isn't a simple way to finance the continued development and maintenance of … Continue reading

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CML - a semantic approach to chemistry

Rich Apodaca has asked me to show how CML can deal with metallocene compounds - and I'm happy to do this - it comes at a very good time. He points to Metallome blog and I'll copy some of the … Continue reading

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OREChem

I will start to widen out from the library of the future  and bring in chemistry and eScience. Librarians should not switch off as the topics are very relevant. Several in our group are off to Redmond - to two … Continue reading

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Please send us your Vistas

I recently got an invitation to speak (anonymized as I don't want to fall out) which included: "I would very much appreciate a copy of your presentation in advance of the event in Windows XP format as the venue is … Continue reading

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the library of the future - Oxford 2009-04-02

In this and subsequent posts I shall explore some ideas on the library of the future, being catalyzed by the following invitation from Rachel Bruce of The JISC: ...I'm now writing on behalf of the JISC and the Bodleian Library … Continue reading

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Wellcome gets tough on Open Access depositions

When one is active in an area (in this case Open Access) it's often difficult to see how important it is from outside. So I was delighted to get an internal email to all staff making it clear that it … Continue reading

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APE2008 - Heuer, CERN

APE (Academic Publishing in Europe)  was a stimulating meeting, but I wasn't able to blog any of it as (a) there wasn't any wireless and (b) there wasn't any electricity (we were in the Berlin-Brandenburg. Academy of Sciences, which made … Continue reading

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Science 2.0

Bill Hooker points to an initiative by Scientific American to help collaborative science. Mitch Waldrop on Science 2.0 I'm way behind on this, but anyway: a while back, writer Mitch Waldrop interviewed me and a whole bunch of other people … Continue reading

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Does the semantic web work for chemical reactions

A very exciting post from Jean-Claude Bradley asking whether we can formalize the semantics of chemical reactions and synthetic procedures. Excerpts, and then comment... Modularizing Results and Analysis in Chemistry Chemical research has traditionally been organized in either experiment-centric or … Continue reading

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Open Notebook Science and Glueware

Cameron laments the difficulty of creating an Open Notebook system when there is a lot of data:   The problem with data… Our laboratory blog system has been doing a reasonable job of handling protocols and simple pieces of analysis … Continue reading

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