Tuesday seems a good day for tidbits. (I am head-down in my UKSG presentation and class stuff at the moment, so kindly forgive posting slowness.)
- One argument I rarely see made for open access that should perhaps be made more often is that it reduces friction in both accessing and providing information. Want to reduce the overhead of responding to FOIA requests? Post the information online.
- Data, data, we love data! Data is at the heart of new science ecosystem and Preserving the Data Harvest. Oh, and if you hadn’t noticed, The Data Singularity is Here.
- Some good lay-level explanations of digital preservation from Gizmodo and from Alan’s notes.
- FXPAL asks Whither data privacy? in the wake of reidentification research.
- Are Article Influence Scores Comparable across Scientific Fields?: In a word, “no.” More musings on impact: On article-level metrics and other animals.
- The cake test of freedom: Clever! It’s only open data if you can paint it on a cake… See also O’Reilly Radar on Truly Open Data.
- The scientist and the librarian should be friends: Texas water researchers working with the Texas Digital Library.
- Curation as contextualization: The importance of curation in a metadata driven information architecture and Some thoughts on curation ? adding context and telling stories
- Did you know there was a Bioinformatics Blog Carnival? Me neither. Now we both know.
- A rundown on the research-collaboration tool HubZero: Doing science on the hub.
- Look what data can do! Chile Earthquake Moved Entire City 10 Feet to the West But apply data with care: We’re so good at medical studies that most of them are wrong.
As always, drop a comment or use the tag “trogool” on del.icio.us to bring something to my attention. Thanks!