Monthly Archives: April 2015

Is Figshare Open? "it is not just about open or closed, it is about control"

[Quote in title is from Mark Hahnel, see below] I have been meaning to write on this theme for some time, and more generally on the increasing influence of DigitalScience’s growing influence in parts of the academic infrastructure. This post … Continue reading

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The power of Digital Theses to change the world

I am speaking tomorrow at Lille to a group of Digita Humanists: Séminaire DRTD-SHS « Les données de la recherche dans les humanités numériques »  Journée du 21 avril 2015 : « Maîtriser les technologies pour valoriser les données » Lieu : MESHS (salle 2), 2 … Continue reading

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TheContentMine is Ready for Business and will make scientific and medical facts available to everyone on a massive scale.

  It’s a year since I started TheContentMine ( – a project funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation. In ContentMine we intend to extract all the world’s scientific and medical facts from the scholarly literature and make them available to everyone … Continue reading

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32-year old Elsevier paper could have averted Ebola but Liberians would have had to pay to read it

I am very angry with the publishing industry. Last week the NY Times reported that the Ministry of Health in Liberia had discovered a 30-year old paper that, if they had known about it, might have alerted Liberians to the … Continue reading

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