Monthly Archives: January 2014

Content Mining: Why you and I should NOT sign up for Elsevier’s TDM service

In the last few days Elsevier has announced their policy on Text And Data Mining (TDM). I use the term "content mining" as I wish to mine every part of published content (images, audio, video) and not just text. The … Continue reading

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We – and that includes you - must preserve Net Neutrality

I have just signed a petition on Net Neutrality; written to the MEP/Rapporteur for the ITRE process; and written to my MEPs. Ten years ago that would have taken me all day. Now it takes under half an hour. Some … Continue reading

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Saulius Gražulis gets #blueobelisk award: if you want Open Crystallography go to COD

Today I presented Saulius Gražulis with a Blue Obelisk for his, and his colleagues' , work on making Crystallography Open for everyone through the Crystallography Open Database (COD). The http://www.blueobelisk.org is a very loose collaboration of people who work together … Continue reading

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Liberating Open Crystallography: My 2 weeks in Vilnius with COD; massive progress, Crystaleye moves

I have been in Vilnius LT for nearly two weeks. I had hoped to blog every day, but have failed to do so once. This is because we are working flat out on developing Open Crystallography (for "small molecules" – … Continue reading

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US requires Open Access to Scientific Research – huge progress

[I have been relatively quiet recently because I am in Lithuania working flat out to liberate Crystallographic Data and make it Open – expect several posts in the near future.] Seven years ago I approached SPARC to suggest that together … Continue reading

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ePUB is a revolution in scholarly publishing. We explore BioMedCentral’s offering.

Scholarly publishing is one of the least enlightened industries of this century. Retail, travel, entertainment, medicine, democracy, and much more have all either been completely changed or show the potential. Yet scholarly publishing idolises the print image (PDF) coupled to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from #animalgarden

#animalgarden wish everyone a very happy time interval 2014-01-01T00:00:00.000Z/2014-12-31T23:59:59.999Z #animalgarden have made a number of contributions to Open-ness including: A 5-minute movie describing the ContentMine: http://vimeo.com/78353557 How to start writing a crawler: http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2013/12/14/content-mining-animalgarden-write-a-crawler/ The November 25 declaration of the "The … Continue reading

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