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libraries of the future - Ithaka report

In preparing for LOTf09 I asked the organizers for some guidance and got a helpfiul reply: Hi Peter I would like your to talk to include the research/scientific needs as this is an important perspective, in terms of questions - … Continue reading

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librarians of the future - part II

Continuing my very personal selection of "digital librarians" and "digital libraries". I stress that these are people and organizations that make a real difference to me as a scientist. This could be directly by providing material I use, making major … Continue reading

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librarians of the future - part I

In collecting my thoughts for "the library of the future" (The JISC + The Bodleian) in Oxford on April 2 I'm thinking of those people or organizations that I look to for a combination of resources, philosophy, advocacy that support … Continue reading

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The library of the future - Guardian of Scholarship?

I am still working out my message for JISC on April 2nd on "The library of the future". I've had suggestions that I should re-ask this as "“What are librarians for?”" (Dorothea Salo) and "what can a library do?" (Chris). … 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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Closed Data at Chemical Abstracts leads to Bad Science

I had decided to take a mellow tone on re-starting this blog and I was feeling full of the joys of spring when I read a paper I simply have to criticize. The issues go beyond chemistry and non-chemists can … Continue reading

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How can we publish semantic chemical documents?

Tobias Kind has submitted a very thoughtful comment (in reply to Approaches to compound documents - ORE, PDF, DOCX) which deserves printing and commenting. TK: Hello Peter, thanks for your thoughts. The more I read the more complex and frustrating … Continue reading

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the future of the library - Balliol College

In preparation for my presentation to The JISC and The Bodleian on 2009-04-02 in Oxford I'm continuing a somewhat flippant random walk through web pages that might tell me what a library is and what it is for. So I … 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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Earth's proud empires

Rich Apodaca commented: March 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm (Edit) Peter, IMHO being funded by Microsoft is neither inconsistent with advocating Open Data nor with advocating Open Source. Microsoft isn’t evil - it’s just increasingly irrelevant. The marketplace is currently … Continue reading

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