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Dear Mom, please sign the petition. #OAMonday

Source: Research Remix Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:47pm

Inspired by Stuart Shieber’s open letter to his family and friends asking them to sign the access2research petition, here is the email I just sent to mine.  Please use bits if you’d like...


Research is for everyone. Sign now! #OAMonday

Source: Research Remix Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 7:00am

Something exciting is happening this week.  A high-profile petition has just launched to Require free access over the Internet to journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. Sounds like a...


Join our free event: Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 3:00am

The LSE Public Policy Group/ Impact of Social Sciences project, with Imperial College London, are today hosting ‘Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research’, a free...


Send a message to the Whitehouse: Show the strength of support for OA

Source: Science in the Open Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 2:38am

The Whitehouse - from Flickr User nancy_t3i Changing the world is hard. Who knew? Advocating for change can be lonely. It can also be hard. As a scholar, particularly one at the start of a career it...


PLoS ONE – a personal farewell

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:57am

This is my last day as the Publisher of PLoS ONE, and I wanted to mark it with a brief blog post. When I came to work on PLoS ONE (in March 2008), the journal was in its infancy, but was clearly...


Dr. Pangloss' Notes From Dinner

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 9:25am

The renowned Dr. Pangloss greatly enjoyed last night's inaugural dinner of the Storage Valley Supper Club, networking with storage industry luminaries, discussing the storage technology roadmap,...


Who gives a tweet? After 24 hours and 860 downloads, we think quite a few actually do

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 3:00am

Earlier this year, the National Centre for Research Methods released a research paper to waves of interest from academics and researchers alike on Twitter. Kaisa Puustinen and...


Open access is not enough; we must learn how to communicate our research to make it truly accessible

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 3:00am

Open access debates have long been fostered by science disciplines but to make open access work truly powerful, we must make the same push for quality research presented in an...


Malaria from many angles

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 3:13pm

World Malaria Day may have come and gone, but our PLoS ONE authors certainly seem to be keeping in the spirit, with three new malaria-related publications in the last week. On Friday, we published...


When was the last time you asked how your published research was doing?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 2:45am

As citation counts, h-indexes, and impact become increasingly important to matters of funding and promotion, Melissa Terras asks why more scholars are not chasing up publishers to...


Are institutions over-reacting to impact?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:00am

It’s understandable that academics whose research area does not lend itself to impact and those whose roles are mainly teaching will feel alienated by the impact agenda. Adam Golberg...


Lets Just Keep Everything Forever In The Cloud

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 9:00am

Dan Olds at The Register comments on an interview with co-director of the Wharton School Customer Analytics Initiative Dr. Peter Fader:Dr Fader ... coins the terms "data fetish" and "data fetishist...


The Clock says 2022

Source: E-research a Nature Network Blog Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 7:30am

The clock says 20:22 which, I note to myself in passing, is also the year. Just finishing putting together my presentation on the Co-Evolution of Research. I’ve even linked to some images in a...


Harvesting and Preserving the Future Web

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 9:00pm

Kris Carpenter Negulescu of the Internet Archive and I organized a half-day workshop on the problems of harvesting and preserving the future Web during the International Internet Preservation...


Catching up

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

This time I'm not going to apologise for the gap in posting; I was on a long-delayed vacation. Below the fold are some links I noticed in the intervals between vacating.Digital PreservationThe...


Dagstuhl: Semantic Data Management

Source: Think Links Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:35am

Last week, I was at a seminar on Semantic Data Management at Dagstuhl. A month ago I was at Dagstuhl discussing the principles of provenance. You can read more about the atmosphere and style of a...


Is this the worst government statistic ever created?

Source: Bad Science Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:13pm

I forgot to post this column up last year. It’s a fun one: the Department for Communities and Local Government have produced a truly farcical piece of evidence, and promoted it very hard,...


Introducing the new ResearchGate profile

Source: Research Gate Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:13am

We’ve revamped, reworked and redesigned our profile to give you a better way to promote your work, skills and contributions. Here’s a little of what you can expect from our update: About Me: You...


Dave De DH Day Diary

Source: E-research a Nature Network Blog Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 5:36pm

March 27th is the day Digital Humanists blog their day, and so here is mine… 8.30am Brisk walk from station to office. Overtaken as ever by colleagues on Bromptons (I should use my bike, need...


COMMIT/ – the start of the story

Source: Think Links Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:31pm

For the last two days, I was at the kickoff for the COMMIT/ Program – a major computer science (i.e. ICT) research initiative in the Netherlands (110 million euros in funding). The entire...


Publications just got a whole lot better...

Source: Research Gate Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:18am

We want you to be able to organise and display your academic output in the most efficient way possible, which is why we’ve been hard at work upgrading our publication infrastructure over the past few...


Discussing Open Data

Source: Think Links Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:05am

Note this post has been cross posted at The theicecream.org the International Collaboration of Early Career Researchers  This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a mini-symposium...


The Representation of Gender in NIF’s Data Holdings (repost)

Source: NIF Blog Essays Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:27am

The Representation of Gender in NIF’s Data Holdings – Click the link to go to the full PDF document, which includes at the end an interactive chart. The following is the full document,...


The Representation of Gender in NIF’s Data Holdings (repost)

Source: NIF Blog FORCE11 Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:27am

The Representation of Gender in NIF’s Data Holdings – Click the link to go to the full PDF document, which includes at the end an interactive chart. The following is the full document,...


What Is Peer Review For?

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

Below the fold is an edited version of a talk I prepared for some discussion of the future of research communication at Stanford, in which I build on my posts on What's Wrong With Research...