Monthly Archives: November 2007

Open Data – preservation

An interchange with a correspondent… You [PMR] said in your Blog: It is critical to distinguish between “Free” and Open. “Free”, in this context, simply means that the provider has mounted the data (not necessarily the whole data) on a … Continue reading

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Open Data – 2

I posted receently about the problems of describing Open Data -how strict should we be about boundaries? Peter Suber has replied What counts as open data?, Klaus Graf has also given an important emphasis on archiving in a comment to … Continue reading

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Liz Lyon on Open Science

We’ve worked closelyn with Liz Lyon for some time – an advisory role on SPECTRa and now we are partners in the eCrystals Program. She’s posted an impressive set of slides on hundreds of things happening in the data- and … Continue reading

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Open Data

There are several reasons why I’m currently thinking about Open Data (see Open Data at WP for some collected wisdom and links). We’re currently collecting more chemistry data that we intend to make Openly available (see CrystalEyeknowledge base as an … Continue reading

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Blog upgraded to receive dogfood

In preparation for collaborating with Peter Sefton we’ve[*] upgraded to WordPress 2.3 and installed ICE and Open Office. Jim has a UNIX client and I have a Windows. So this gives PeterS a good chance of having lots of exciting … Continue reading

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Get ready for the lawsuit

In case it hasn’t reached the chemistry blogosphere, here’s more from Peter Suber; More from ACS Insider2 “ACS Insider2” (a.k.a. “Miss Phlogiston”) reports that the American Chemical Society (ACS) has a plan in case the NIH adopts an OA mandate: … Continue reading

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Win 10 million USD (honest)

I haven’t seen this on the chemical blogosphere so if there are any chemists out there working with silver (Ag) here’s your chance: $10 million if you can find a better silver extraction method you have until January 21, 2008 … Continue reading

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McGonagall's markup

Sometimes we, or our robots, have to read raw HTML. HTML is a W3C Recommendation which approximates to the word “Standard”. Almost all of the HTML on the web isn’t. Originally it was authored by humans who couldn’t be relied … Continue reading

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Dog food is tasty!

I can’t escape… I have committed myself publicly. Here’s Peter Sefton:  Crossing curation mountain I’m looking forward to seeing Peter Murray Rust eat my dog food. He’s lucky cos at our place the hounds eat relatively benign dry food. […] … Continue reading

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Communal repositability wiki?

I continually find it difficult to know what the formal publisher rules are for self-archiving. In my naive days I used to think this area was governed by logic – e.g. that Open Access implied adherence to the BBB declarations … Continue reading

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