Happy Groundhog’s Day Eve! Or something.
- Jennifer Rohn discusses how suboptimal data management makes downstream tasks such as submitting papers to journals a bit harder. The bit about proprietary image formats is particularly cringe-inducing.
- Why Cameron Neylon is disappointed with Nature Communications. Nature is a leader among journals; the rest of us need it to get open access right.
- And speaking of Cameron, Hope Leman does an absolutely brilliant interview with him.
- The Research Information Network’s new research officer asks pertinent questions about data-quality standards in UK data repositories.
- A special issue on data collection and collaboration (link goes to the opening editorial) from a political-science journal. (Hat tip to commenter “John.”)
- Eight principles of open data. Works for me.
- Curious about how libraries work behind the scenes? Wellcome Library is starting a series to tell you all about it.
- Mining obscenity, with many cogent comments on the uses and limitations both of available text corpora and available tools.
- More on the economics of the Big Deal.
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