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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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How Wikidata can change the world of scientific information 1/n

We're getting involved in Wikidata! It will change the world of scientific (and other) information. So here is an emerging conversation, hopefully over several blog posts. Wicki: Hang on! What's Wikidata? And Wikimedia? I've heard of Wikipedia, but... Dater: Wikipedia … Continue reading

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The critical role of e-Theses: award acceptance speech at NDLTD

I am honoured by this award; I ‘ll describe the current struggle for ownership of digital scholarly knowledge, emphasize young people and machine-understandable theses and suggest practices.   Early Career Researchers see the digital literature – including theses - as … Continue reading

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