Monthly Archives: January 2008

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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Richard Poynder Interview

I was very privileged to have been invited to talk to Richard Poynder at length in a phone interview. I am impressed with the effort that Richard put in – it is a real labour of love. We’ve not … Continue reading

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APE 2008

I’m off the the APE meeting in Berlin: APE 2008 “Quality and Publishing”, which asks some questions: What do we really know about publishing? Is ‘Open Access’ a never ending story? Will there be a battle between for-profit and non-for-profit … Continue reading

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From Peter Suber  More on the NIH OA mandate. Many points but I pick one:   Jocelyn Kaiser, Uncle Sam’s Biomedical Archive Wants Your Papers, Science Magazine, January 18, 2008 (accessible only to subscribers).  Excerpt: If you have a grant … Continue reading

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XML, Fortran and Mr Fox at NESC

Toby White (“Fantastic Mr Fox@) has developed a superb system for enabling FORTRAN programs to emit XML in general and CML specifically. He and colleagues are presenting this at Edinburgh as part of the NESC programme: Integrating Fortran and XML … 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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Update, Open Data

I have been distracted by the real world (in some cases to good effect). A lot of progress on CML, Wikipedia, chemical language processing, etc. We’ve also had a WordPress upgrade which until it happened has stopped my re-opening the … Continue reading

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Could Wikia be used for chemistry?

This may be miles offbeam, but the following from Peter Suber’s blog caught my eye: Wikia launches Today Jimmy Wales launched an alpha version of Wikia, the search engine to be built openly and wiki-like by users.  From the about … Continue reading

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Community involvement in information capture and extraction

There has been a large increase in the number of people and organisations interested in extracting or capturing chemical information from the public domain. This is typified by the ongoing discussions between individuals and organisations – here’s a comment on … Continue reading

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CMLBlog: Sourceforge resources

[This is the first of a continuing series of posts destined for the revitalised CMLBlog.] The major developers resource for CML is at sourceforge. This is the traditional page which each project has and has several useful features: There has … Continue reading

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