Monthly Archives: November 2011

We’re coming to the Hackathon

The JISC/SWAT4LS/OKF Hackathon starts on Tuesday in London. http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/london2011/ and see Jenny Molloy's blog post: http://science.okfn.org/2011/11/09/open-research-reports-trailer/ Here are some of the stars: On the left is KosherFrog (alias @gfry, Alias Gilles Frydman). (We'll create some better glasses for him). Here's … Continue reading

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Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre disputes non-re-usability of primary data (Am. Chem. Soc charges > 100 USD to view this discussion)

I have been alerted to a discussion in the letter pages of J. Chem. Inf. Modeling (an ACS Journal). I normally read the literature through a paywall window (my home machine has no privileges and so I get a "citizen-enhanced" … Continue reading

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Scientists should NEVER use CC-NC. This explains why.

There is a really important article at http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/2189/creative-commons-licenses-and-the-non-commercial-condition-implications-for-the-re-use-of-biodiversity-information. (Hagedorn G et al) [NOTE the OKF has a clear indication of the problems of CC-NC. They should add a link to Hagedorn. See my earlier blog post http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2010/12/17/why-i-and-you-should-avoid-nc-licences/ ]. So, you … Continue reading

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What is the basis of the NaCTeM-Elsevier agreement? FOI should give the answer

In the previous posts (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/11/25/textmining-nactem-and-elsevier-team-up-i-am-worried/ and http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/11/27/textmining-my-years-negotiating-with-elsevier/ ) I highlight concerns (not just mine) about the publicly announced collaboration between NaCTeM (The National Centre for Textmining at the University of Manchester) and Elsevier (henceforth N+E). I am now going to … Continue reading

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Textmining: My years negotiating with Elsevier

This post – which is long, but necessary – recounts my attempts to obtain permission to text-mine content published in Elsevier's journals. (If you wish to trust my account the simple answer is – I have got nowhere and I … Continue reading

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Textmining: NaCTeM and Elsevier team up; I am worried

A bit over two weeks ago the following appeared on DCC-associates: http://www.mail-archive.com/dcc-associates@lists.ed.ac.uk/msg00618.html Mon, 07 Nov 2011 09:16:34 -0800 This press release may be of interest to list members.   University enters collaboration to develop text mining applications 07 Nov 2011 … Continue reading

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The scandal of publisher-forbidden textmining: The vision denied

This is the first post of probably several in my concern about textmining. You do NOT have to be a scientist to understand the point with total clarity. This topic is one of the most important I have written about … Continue reading

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Open Research Reports Hackathon: What is Semantics? URIs and URLs

#orr2011 I (and colleagues) are getting ready for the December Hackathon (JISC, OKF, SWAT4LS) which includes Open Research Reports and the Semantic Web For Life Sciences. The Hackathon can include any activity but we are preparing material to bring along … Continue reading

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Multiple Metrics for “Visions of a Semantic Molecular Feature”

After posting the access metrics for VoaSMF , Egon Willighagen suggested that we also use some of the new alternative metrics ("altmetrics"). There's more than one such effort and they are to be welcomed (citation metrics by themselves are inefficient, … Continue reading

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Semantic Molecular Future: Article accesses during first 30 days

I believe that we seriously need a set of new metrics for scholarly publication. It should be multidimensional and one of these should be accesses. [Yes, I know it's possible to game the system. Everything can be gamed. The only … Continue reading

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