Category Archives: open issues

Big Science and Long-tail Science

Jim Downing and I were privileged to be the guests of Salvatore Mele at CERN yesterday and to see the Atlas detector of the Large Hadron Collider . This is a "wow" experience - although I "knew" it was big, … Continue reading

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APE2008 - Heuer, CERN

APE (Academic Publishing in Europe)  was a stimulating meeting, but I wasn't able to blog any of it as (a) there wasn't any wireless and (b) there wasn't any electricity (we were in the Berlin-Brandenburg. Academy of Sciences, which made … Continue reading

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Richard Poynder Interview

I was very privileged to have been invited to talk to Richard Poynder at length in a phone interview. http://poynder.blogspot.com/2008/01/open-access-interviews-peter-murray.html. I am impressed with the effort that Richard put in - it is a real labour of love. We've not … Continue reading

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From Peter Suber  More on the NIH OA mandate. Many points but I pick one:   Jocelyn Kaiser, Uncle Sam's Biomedical Archive Wants Your Papers, Science Magazine, January 18, 2008 (accessible only to subscribers).  Excerpt: If you have a grant … Continue reading

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Science 2.0

Bill Hooker points to an initiative by Scientific American to help collaborative science. Mitch Waldrop on Science 2.0 I'm way behind on this, but anyway: a while back, writer Mitch Waldrop interviewed me and a whole bunch of other people … Continue reading

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Update, Open Data

I have been distracted by the real world (in some cases to good effect). A lot of progress on CML, Wikipedia, chemical language processing, etc. We've also had a WordPress upgrade which until it happened has stopped my re-opening the … Continue reading

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Open Data: I want my data back!

var imagebase=\'file://C:/Program Files/FeedReader30/\';   Although I am mainly concerned with campaigning for data associated with schoilarly publishing to be Open, the term Open Data has also been used in conjunction with personal data "given" or "lent" to third parties (see … Continue reading

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New Year's resolutions

Cameron Neylon has made Some New Year’s resolutions I don’t usually do New Year’s resolutions. But in the spirit of the several posts from people looking back and looking forwards I thought I would offer a few. This being an … Continue reading

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New free journal from Springer - but no Open Data

Peter Suber reports: New free journal from Springer Neuroethics is a new peer-reviewed journal from Springer.  Instead of using Springer's Open Choice hybrid model, it will offer free online access to all its articles, at least for 2008 and 2009. … Continue reading

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What does USD 29 billion buy? and what's its value?

Like many others I'd like to thank the The Alliance for Taxpayer Access ... ... a coalition of patient, academic, research, and publishing organizations that supports open public access to the results of federally funded research. The Alliance was formed … Continue reading

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