Monthly Archives: February 2013

#rds2013: Managing Research Data: What I said

This is a list of tweets from my talk. It's a very good summary – thanks everyone. I have removed duplicates so that each tweet is a separate topic. They aren't in true order of my presentation or in time. … Continue reading

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#rds2013 Managing Research Data: How I put talks together and thanks to CDRS

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia have done a truly magnificent job of capturing the Managing Research Data event. As a result we have access to videos, aggregated tweets etc. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29603442 contains my presentation (mins 31-50). … Continue reading

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Kitware: Liberation Software

This is a talk given today at Kitware, Clifton Park, NY state. It overlaps with #rds2013 Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge and Open Knowledge Foundation   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.   Neelie Kroes. … Continue reading

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#rds2013 Managing Data and Liberation Software; we must remember Aaron Swartz

Something is seriously wrong with our current values in academia.   The world is changing and the tensions between digital openness and digital possession-for-power-and-gain gets daily stronger. We cannot manage research data unless we manage our values first. In January … Continue reading

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#rds2013: Why academia must look outward; “closed data means people die”

@McDawg (Graham Steel, indefatigable fighter for openness and patients rights has just blogged a powerful story (http://figshare.com/blog/Open_Access_Is_Not_Just_For_Scientists_It%27s_For_Everyone/72 ) of how a teenager has made a medical breakthrough despite the publishing industry's paywalls. From Jack Thomas Andraka.   "After a close … Continue reading

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#rds2013 Current Problems in Managing Research Data

I am going through the various sections in my presentation to http://cdrs.columbia.edu/cdrsmain/2013/01/esearch-data-symposium-february-27-2013/ . I've got to "Problems in Managing Research Data". Warning: This section is uncomfortable for some. In rough order (I might swap 1 and 2):   Vested Commercial … Continue reading

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#rds2013: My reply from Elsevier on publishing supplemental data

Two weeks ago I wrote to Elsevier's Director of Universal Access about making research data Openly available. http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2013/02/11/i-request-elsevier-to-make-experimental-data-cc0-and-release-crystallography-from-ccdc-monopoly/ - the title is fairly self explanatory. I have just got her reply which I publish in full below. My request was … Continue reading

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#rds2013: #okfn Content-mining: Europe MUST legitimize it.

I'm on an EC committee looking at how to make content available for mining. (At least I thought that was the point – it seems it isn't). "Licences for Europe –A Stakeholder Dialogue" Working Group 4: Text and Data Mining … Continue reading

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#rds2013: Managing Research Data : Ideas from Ranganathan

Ranganathan is one of the great visionaries of the C20 and 90 years ago created http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_laws_of_library_science. These are as true today. I've urged that libraries and academics understand the true points of Ranganathan – they aren't business rules, they are … Continue reading

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#ami2 @rmounce gets AMI2 award for Liberation Software

#ami2 is our program for liberating scientific content – by transforming PDFs into semantic documents. People who make important contributions to this – code, data, testing – are awarded little AMIs. Murray Jensen has written critical code for AMI and … Continue reading

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