Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Open Access” and “Non-Commercial” – yet again. Can any publisher justify fees for hybrid articles?

Writing this blog is sometimes boring because I have to cover the same matter time and again. That’s unfortunately because progress – in Open knowledge – is so excruciatingly slow in the scholarly community that what I wrote five years … Continue reading

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Professor OWL explains the Semantic Web with a video

I have now learnt how to make videos which can be used to illustrate aspects of what I and others are doing and trying to do. The raw material is video footage, voiceovers, captions, slides, hyperlinks, etc. I’m not a … Continue reading

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Semantic Web Life Sciences Hackathon: the movie

In the last week I have discovered that I can make movies on my PC. [This is not an advertisement for Microsoft products]. But there is a tool in Office called Windows Live Movie Maker which: is reasonably easy to … Continue reading

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More on how commercial publishers use Non-Commercial licensing; Funders, are you really getting your money’s worth? many are not

I am going to bore some readers by jabbering on relentlessly about why publishers should not use CC-NC. But every time you switch off it costs the academic community another few hundred million dollars. That will be cut from your … Continue reading

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Open Science is more than Open Access and Open Data; all of us can get involved

A really important post on the OKF open-Science mailing list – start at: Here Jenny Molloy posted: I cam[e] across this story on Nature news (< > ). In an interesting combination of crowd sourcing and open data … Continue reading

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