Monthly Archives: October 2013

Problems in Open Access: we need regulation in the broken market

In the last post I highlighted success of the Open Access initative and culture over the 10 years since BOAI. This post highlights a fundamental problem of scholarly publishing and the "market". Please criticize me - lack of criticism is … Continue reading

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#oaweek: The successes of #openaccess

My previous post outlined some of the differences between #openaccess and other Open initiatives and was, by implication, somewhat critical. In this post I'll list some of the things that are successes or going well for #openaccess. In the next … Continue reading

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#openaccess 10 years on; can we say "This is for everyone"?

[This is probably the first of several posts] This is OpenAccess Week #oaweek #oaw13 and I generally try to post something to give a perspective. It's 10 years since the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) which I thought was a … Continue reading

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The Bohannon "Sting"; Can we trust AAAS/Science or is this PRISM reemerging from the grave?

I hadn't meant to post on the Bohannon/Sciencemag/AAAS¬† "sting"¬† (where journals were spoofed into accepting junk papers). Many others have done this (summarised by Graham Steel inter alia ). But then I learnt today there was to be a live … Continue reading

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Royal Society Of Chemistry's new Repository: My initial thoughts on Open Data

Royal Society of Chemistry announces a new repository for the chemical sciences. I have been asked to comment (by an American Chemical Society organ) and will outline my thoughts below. This is important both for chemistry and more widely for … Continue reading

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TDM Update and Summary of LIBER Text-and-Data Mining meeting last week

I've already blogged about the LIBER meeting last week, but TDM is now a central part of my raison d'etre and there is going to be a lot on this blog. I'm close to announcing the first alpha release of … Continue reading

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Text and Data Mining - fighting for our Digital Future ("Peter Murray-Rust is the problem")

Last week there was an important meeting run by LIBER, the association of Research Libraries in Europe. http://www.libereurope.eu/news/the-perfect-swell-a-workshop-on-text-and-data-mining-for-data-driven-innovation. To be quite clear, the meeting was held because (legacy, scholarly) publishers are spending large amounts of time, effort and money to … Continue reading

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Our Planet's Climate is broken, but copyright stops us reading about it (unless you have 50,000 USD)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published the draft of its report last week - http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/#.UkweFhDB_cg . It's > 2100 pp and I have downloaded the whole lot and - with the help of my software - will read it. … Continue reading

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