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European copyright: Cancel Articles 3, 11 and 13

The proposed reforms to European Copyright will be disastrous. If you don't know about them the links below are the seminal introductions. When you understand, then write to your MEPs as well. You are welcome to refer to this letter … Continue reading

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IMLS Forum on Text and Data Mining - 1 - Background

I am honoured to have been invited to Chicago to be part of the International Museum and Library Services. Here's the occasion: Data Mining Research Using In-copyright and Limited-access Text Datasets National Forum, April 5 & 6, 2018, Chicago, Illinois … Continue reading

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CopyCamp2017 4: What is (Responsible) ContentMining?

My non-profit organization contentmine.org has the goal of making contentmining universally available to everyone through three arms: Advocacy. Why it's so valuable and why you should convince others and why restrictions should be removed. Community. We need a large vibrant … Continue reading

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CopyCamp2017 3: The Hague Declaration and why ContentMining is important

In 2015 LIBER (The European body for Research Libraries) collected a number of leading figures in the Library and Scholarship world to create the Hague Declaration on freedom for Text and Data Mining. This stated not only the aspirations but … Continue reading

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CopyCamp 2: workshop on ContentMining - what is it and how to do it

In the last post I explained why I became interested in contentmining to do scientific research and started to explain how it it is still a major political and legal challenge. I am excited that I have been asked to … Continue reading

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CopyCamp: why Copyright reform has failed TDM / ContentMining - 1 The vision and the tragedy

I am honoured to have been invited to speak at CopyCamp2017,  "The Internet of Copyrighted Things" .  I've not been to CopyCamp before, but I've been to similar events and I'm delighted to see it is sponsored by organisations, some … Continue reading

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WLIC/IFLA2017: UBER for scholarly communications and libraries? It’s already here…

WLIC/IFLA2017: UBER for scholarly communications and libraries? It’s already here… You all know of the digital revolution that is changing the world of service - Amazon, UBER, AirBnB, coupled to Facebook, Google, Siri, etc. The common feature is a large … Continue reading

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ContentMine at IFLA2017: The future of Libraries and Scholarly Communications

ContentMine at IFLA2017: The future of Libraries and Scholarly Communications   I am delighted to have been invited to talk at IFLA (https://www.ifla.org/annual-conference), the global overarching body for Libraries of all sorts. I’m in a session 232 (see http://www.professionalabstracts.com/iflawlic2017/iplanner/#/grid ) … Continue reading

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What is TextAndData/ContentMining?

What is TextAndData/ContentMining? I prefer “ContentMining” to the formal legal phrase “Text and Data Mining” because it emphasizes all kinds of content - audio, photos, videos, diagrams, chemistry, etc. I chose it to assert that non-textual content - such as … Continue reading

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Text and Data Mining: Overview

Text and Data Mining: Overview Tomorrow The University of Cambridge Office of Scholarly Communication is running a 1-day Symposium on Text and Data Mining (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l4N2fSFgpL3iMbjKC3IxHz7GpNVvERB5NzxqWp8jZQo/edit ). I have been asked to present http://ContentMine.org   , a project funded by the … Continue reading

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