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The Oregon Library Association makes a statement on Open Libraries

Please note that my Library and Information Science instructional activies take precedence over blogging until after December 15th or so, except when my friend and colleagues spot a timely gem.  My former student Sondhaya  (Sunny) Sritongsook has been supporting my blog with ideas and research.  She formatted most of this post, which I really appreciate. [...]

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Sun, October 17 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open data discussion time

BioMed Central has drafted a position statement on data sharing, open data and licensing, and they have invited the wider scientific community to join the discussion to craft an explicit open data licensing policy. BMC acknowledges  the Panton Principles for open data in science, adding the caveat that the scientific community ensure researchers still receive appropriate credit [...]

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Fri, September 10 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

BioTorrents: A BitTorrent Tracker Site for Scientists

An article in zeropaid.com amplified the news about BioTorrents, a BitTorrent tracking and repository site created by researchers at the Genome Center of the University of California Davis, announced earlier in April in PLoS One (BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data). If you are a denizen of digital bazaar known as BitTorrent, this latest development in [...]

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Wed, April 28 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Science Commons Symposium Presentations Available

I blogged about the upcoming February 20th Science Commons Symposium back in early February. Time flies like an arrow, and organizer Hope Leman has made an effort to get the recordings of sessions online. Here are the links Hope provided: Session 1 http://content.digitalwell.washington.edu/msr/external_release_talks_12_05_2005/18174/player.htm Session 2 http://content.digitalwell.washington.edu/msr/external_release_talks_12_05_2005/18175/player.htm Session 3 http://content.digitalwell.washington.edu/msr/external_release_talks_12_05_2005/18176/player.htm Session 4 http://content.digitalwell.washington.edu/msr/external_release_talks_12_05_2005/18177/player.htm The videos will [...]

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Thu, March 25 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

SciTopics- Well intentioned, but….

I saw a link to SciTopics on the SCIRUS database search page, below the search box. SCIRUS is an admirable effort the the publishing house of Elsevier to provide a globally accessible portal to open access research information found  in a variety of sources, such as open access journals and institutional repositories SciTopics are intended [...]

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Fri, March 12 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Science Commons Symposium – Pacific Northwest on February 20, 2010

On February 20th an international all-star list of knowledge sharing experts will be gathering at the Redmond WA Microsoft Campus,  united in their enthusiasm and outspoken support for online science and open access. I hope medical, science and academic librarians who are interested in scholarly communication and developing alliances with activist scientists and technologists can attend [...]

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Fri, February 5 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments