Monthly Archives: August 2007

Green Fluorescent Wow!

A blogger (Black Knight) left a comment on my blog yesterday and in an idle moment I went to see what sort of things they were interested in and found: Velvet Green This has got to be in the running … Continue reading

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Copyright madness – story 2

Continuing the theme of my last post on copyright absurdities here is the gist of a mail I got today – I have rewritten it in my own words and changed identities. My correspondent is writing a scholarly account of … Continue reading

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Copyright madness – story 1

Today I have come across two accounts of copyright problems which highlight the complete absurdity of our current practices in the twenty-first century. We are crippling our scientific process. Here’s the first from my colleague Nico Adams’ blog. It’s a … Continue reading

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CrystalEye GreaseMonkey

Nick Day has just released a Greasemonkey script which provides a full crystallographic overlay for existing journals. It’s worth trying as it’s visually exciting as well as very useful. This post tells you what it does, how it works, and … Continue reading

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Gerry Toomey, Richard Jefferson and open science

I was very pleased to meet Richard Jefferson of CAMBIA at scifoo. I was reminded of our conversation by a quote in a recent item on Peter Suber’s blog (below), and thence tempted into reading the whole article which is … Continue reading

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Dave Martinsen reviews ACS and Greasemonkey

Noel O’Boyle has highlighted a review by Dave Martinsen of the American Chemical Society. Dave has been very supportive of the new technologies and ideas that are emerging and has run sessions at the ACS meetings highlighting them. Here he … Continue reading

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scifoo: academic publishing and what can computer scientists do?

Jim Hendler has summarised several scifoo sessions related to publishing and peer-review and added thoughts for the future (there’s mote to come).  It’s long, but I didn’t feel anything could be selectively deleted so I’ve left only the last para, … Continue reading

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lemon8-XML and theses

Via Peter Suber. Although the full post is important for Open Access new, I concentrate on an XML tool I hadn’t heard of: Interview with John Willinsky 15:13 13/08/2007, Peter Suber, Open Access News Dean Giustini, UBC’s John Willinsky – … Continue reading

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touchgraph for this blog

Having mentioned touchgraph Egon has already gone and got it running. Touchgraphing my blog Via SciFoo Planet (from Partial immortalization)I learned about TouchGraph Google (Peter brought it into Chemical blogspace). It’s cool, though not open source. Here’s the touch graph … Continue reading

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open data: centralised or decentralized?

Deepak Singh highlights one of the emerging approaches to global data, Freebase. Recall that at scifoo we also heard about Google’s offer to host scientific data: Freebase at Scifoo Published 15 hours, 44 minutes ago in Software & Internet, Semantic … Continue reading

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