Category Archives: Science

Guest post on 1 year of NIH open access

The NIH Public Access Policy took effect on April 7, 2008. I have a guest post at Science Progress looking at the policy after a year in implementation.

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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 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 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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Liveblog, ex post facto: Science and human rights

I attended the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition launch event Jan. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.. I was able to take some notes, but not get online to post them at the time; I haven’t gotten around to posting them, … Continue reading

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Sussing out the details on locus of deposit

My previous post on locus of deposit for scholarly self-archiving provoked a few reactions, as I thought it might. Stevan Harnad’s is the most thorough and notable. I think we each missed a few points. Let me make a few … Continue reading

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Authors: I don’t care where you deposit, just do it

One of the ongoing debates in open access regards the locus of deposit for self-archiving. That is: if researchers are posting a copy of their manuscript to be freely accessible online, where should they post it? The debate is usually … Continue reading

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Liveblog: BRDI: Closing

I’m liveblogging the first meeting of the new Board on Research Data and Information today and yesterday. Standard liveblogging disclaimers apply. The presentation slides are on the meeting site. Because some of the slides are online, I’ll focus on what’s … Continue reading

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