Monthly Archives: July 2013

Elsevier charge for re-use of author-paid Open Access article in teaching

The legacy publishers are not shy of promoting "their" latest articles under the #openaccess twitter tag. Here's todays from Elsevier. You might think that when an author had paid APCs to publish an article as "Open Access" you'd be allowed … Continue reading

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Does the Royal Society of Chemistry “deliver on its commitments” on Open Access?

Nearly a year ago I blogged that the Royal Society of Chemistry was charging ca 100 USD per student for re-use of a 2-page "Open Access" article (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/11/06/royal-society-of-chemistry-will-charge-students-for-re-using-gold-open-access-articles ). The RSC has responded (very slowly) and in June replied to … Continue reading

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#rfringe13 Consuming Linked Open Data Workshop

Today is the first (half) day of Repository Fringe in Edinburgh and we are having Workshops. Chris Gutteridge from Southampton is running one on Consuming Linked Open Data: RDF & Linked Open Data are terms becoming more common in the … Continue reading

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“Holes in the Tree of Life”: Why and how phylogenetic data must be published

Ross Mounce @rmounce and Joseph W Brown have been tweeting about the lack of data to support published phylogenetic studies. (Readers of this blog will know that Ross and I start work in October to extract trees from published PDFs … Continue reading

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#rfringe13 Repositories for scientific data with #animalgarden

We are going to the Repository Fringe this week and are going to present a PechaKucha. What's that? It's 20 slides of 20 seconds each that change automatically. So 400 seconds in all. And the first one has to introduce … Continue reading

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#pantonfellow update; making videos is fun

We are currently processing the applications for our Panton Fellowships (sponsored by CCIA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_%26_Communications_Industry_Association to whom many thanks). On Thursday Michelle Brook and I worked on this in C4CC – the OKFN's London hangout:   Firstly many thanks to … Continue reading

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#openscience in Oxford

I/we had a great evening on Wednesday at the Open Science meeting run by Jenny Molloy and colleagues http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2013/07/24/hack4ac-content-mining-and-open-science-in-oxford/ . I was leading the meeting on "content mining" and we had about 12 attendees including bioscientists, librarians, physicist, informatics, etc. … Continue reading

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Making images Open can and should be routine

One of the many serious problems in re-use of scientific data is that it often occurs in diagrams. Here's a simple example taken from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/11/174/ (BMC is an Open Access, CC-BY publisher so there's no problem with anything in this … Continue reading

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Hack4ac, Content-mining and open-science in Oxford

Jenny Molloy has invited me to introduce a session in Oxford this evening (Monthly meetings held at Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, 19:00-20:30 - See more at: http://science.okfn.org/community/local-groups/oxford-open-science/#sthash.h1XPy1Pm.dpuf and http://science.okfn.org/community/local-groups/oxford-open-science/ ) on Content Mining. It will be very informal … Continue reading

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Wikipedia raises the awareness and need for #openaccess

I was alerted today by a Wikipedia initiative (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_Access/Signalling_OA-ness ) by Daniel Mietchen (the primary editor of this page, but all WP pages belong to the world). I think it could have enormous impact in and for #openaccess. I shall … Continue reading

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