Monthly Archives: November 2015

ContentMining: My Video to Shuttleworth about our proposed next year

I have had two very generous years of funding from the Shuttleworth Foundation to develop TheContentMine. Funding is in yearly chunks and each Fellow must reapply if s/he wants another year (up to 3). The mission is simple: change the … Continue reading

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Content-mining; Why do Universities agree to restrictive publisher contracts?

[I published a general blog about the impasse between digital scholars and the Toll-Access publishers http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2015/11/22/content-mining-rights-versus-licences/ . This is followed by a series of detailed posts which look at the details and consequences https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2015/11/22/content-mining-why-do-publishers-insist-on-apis-and-forbid-screen-scraping/ This is the second] If you … Continue reading

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Content-mining; Why do Publishers insist on APIs and forbid screen scraping?

[I published a general blog about the impasse between digital scholars and the Toll-Access publishers http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2015/11/22/content-mining-rights-versus-licences/ . This is the first of a number of posts which look at the details and consequences] Chris Hartgerink described how Elsevier have stopped … Continue reading

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Content-mining; Rights versus Licences

[I intend to follow with several more detailed posts.] Last week was a critical point for those who regard the scholarly literature as a public good, rather than a business. Those who care must now speak out, for if they … Continue reading

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