Monthly Archives: March 2009

Preservation for scholarly blogs

I’ve wondered about preservation for new modes of scholarly communication and ephemera, e.g. scholarly blogs, mailing lists, etc. Others have suggested it recently as well. A cursory Googling finds a few others mulling the question, but not (at first glance) … Continue reading

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Why haven’t more research funders and institutions adopted self-archiving mandates? (Or: “Build it first, open it later”)

Recently, I came across this quote from Rep. Mike Honda: Instead of databases becoming available as a result of Freedom Of Information Act requests, government officials should be required to justify why any public data should not be freely available … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating women in technology

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to call attention to the achievements of women in technology. Despite its stereotype as a field dominated by men, women have made significant contributions to the field of computing since its inception, back … Continue reading

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Why not publish data?

I try to avoid writing things that may make me sound stupid, but this post falls in that category. Recently I was reading about efforts related to data sharing: technological infrastructure, curation, educating researchers, and the like. I was struck … Continue reading

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On making sausage: the NIH policy becomes permanent

Update. I want to reiterate a few points for clarity. This post, and everything on this blog, represents my opinion alone, not that of my clients. I did not write this post at their behest nor am I adding this … Continue reading

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On jurisdiction; or, letting copyright trump science

Rep. John Conyers has released his response to the widely-circulated open letter by Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen criticizing Conyers’ anti-open access bill, H.R. 801. Eisen, Steven Harnad, and Peter Suber have already responded ably to Conyers’ response. There’s one … Continue reading

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