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Open Access this week

First, I’d like to thank Darksyde for placing the discussion of Open Access science publishing on the front page of DailyKos. If you are a registered user there, go ahead and add your 2 cents to the conversation.

Matt at Behavioral Ecology Blog explains RSS, what it is, how it works and how to use it to get science news. Recommended.

Greg Laden is a Linux advocate. While I am not, I understand that, though Open Source and Open Access are not the same thing, they do go hand in hand in a way. Something to think about…

Bjorn Brembs provides me with some useful advice and ideas.

My SciBlings Josh Rosenau and Alex Palazzo discuss scientific publishing, present and future.

Two interesting articles I will study in detail:

Toward a Post – Academic Science Policy: Scientific Communication and the Collapse of the Mertonian Norms by David Kellogg

Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities

Finally, thanks to Mike the Mad Biologist, Anton Zuiker, Gus diZerega, Jacqueline of Element List, Stephen Downes and Melissa McEwen for celebrating my first day at work with me.


  1. #1 Alvaro
    July 8, 2007

    Hello Bora:

    What are 2-3 key metrics of success for the science open access movement, to track over time?

  2. #2 David Kellogg
    July 8, 2007

    Thanks for mentioning my article. If anybody reads it and wants to respond, my email is on the first page of the PDF.

    (What does it have to do with open access? It reads the rise of OA publishing in the context of some larger shifts in scientific patronage, how science gets done, and who does it.)

    For the record, my field (rhetoric) is behind the curve in support for OA publishing, but I thought it important that the article appear in an OA journal.

  3. #3 greg laden
    July 16, 2007

    You are not a Linux Advocate? A smart guy like you?

  4. #4 coturnix
    July 16, 2007

    I am, in an academic way. My computer skills are too low, and I have never done anything with Linux to be able to promote it intelligently.

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