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Seven Questions….with Yours Truly

Last week, my SciBling Jason Goldman interviewed me for his blog. The questions were not so much about blogging, journalism, Open Access and PLoS (except a little bit at the end) but more about science – how I got into it, what are my grad school experiences, what I think about doing research on animals,…

One difference between reading Open Laboratory anthologies and reading the original posts included in them is that the printed versions are slightly edited and polished. Another difference is that the Prefaces and Introductions can be found only in the books. They have never been placed online. But now that four books are out and we…

US seeks to make science free for all by Declan Butler: The push to open up scientific knowledge to all looks set to go into overdrive. Over the past decade, the accessibility offered by the Internet has transformed science publishing. Several efforts have already tried to harness the web’s power to make research papers available…

You may be aware that, as of recently, one of my tasks at work is to monitor media coverage of PLoS ONE articles. This is necessary for our own archives and monthly/annual reports, but also so I could highlight some of the best media coverage on the everyONE blog for everyone to see. As PLoS…

AAAS 2010 meeting

In San Diego this week. Check it out. I’ll be there – see my session. If you will be there, let me know. Let’s have coffee or lunch, etc. My session is on 21st in the morning, and there is a lot of social stuff I agreed to on the 19th in the afternoon and…

Aves 3D

Aves 3D is a ‘three dimensional database of avian skeletal morphology’ and it is awesome! This is an NSF-funded project led by Leon Claessens, Scott Edwards and Abby Drake. What they are doing is making surface scans of various bones of different bird species and placing the 3D scans on the website for everyone to…

Two years ago, at the 2008 Science Blogging Conference, Dave Munger introduced to the world a new concept and a new wesbite to support that concept – ResearchBlogging.org. What is that all about? Well, as the media is cuttting science out of the newsroom and the science reporting is falling onto institutional press information officers…

The December 2009 edition of the Journal of Science Communication is now online with some intriguing articles – all Open Access so you can download all the PDFs and read: Control societies and the crisis of science journalism: In a brief text written in 1990, Gilles Deleuze took his friend Michel Foucault’s work as a…

As many of you, my readers, are interested in Open Access publishing and have given it quite some thought over time, I think you are the right kind of people to contribute to this in a thoughtful and persuasive manner. Please do it. From everyONE blog: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy…

Interview (in Serbian)

I know there is a nice subset of my readers who can read Serbian language. If you are one of those, you may be interested in the last issue of ‘Pancevacko Citaliste’. Along with several interesting articles about science publishing and librarianship, there is also an interview with me by Ana Ivkovic, librarian at the…