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Seriously. Just getting around to technorati claiming. Move along, nothing to see here. Watch for a lengthy post on scientific publishing later tonight or tomorrow. 59tbcg4wsi

I wrote this up on the request of a colleague who heard my talk recently on open data. I’m posting it here for comment and adding some hyperlinks… Moving from a Web of documents to a Web of data (or of Linked Open Data) is an oft-cited goal in the sciences. The Web of data…

I was in a roundtable yesterday talking about Health IT with a bunch of very smart people in the bay area. It was sort of a briefing of ourselves and others about the real issues underpinning what it would take to generate real disruptive innovation in health technology and health costs. The vast majority of…

Integrate. Annotate. Federate.

Following on to yesterday’s post, where I wrote about the four functions that traditional publishers claim as their space (registration, certification, dissemination, preservation), I want to revisit an argument I made last week at the British Library. In my slides, I argued that the web brings us at least three additional functions: integration, annotation, and…

Publishing science on the web

I spoke last week at an event at the British Library about the future of the scientific article. It was a lively event – lots of friendfeed and twitter reactions – and it got me thinking a lot about the way we use publication in science. In my conversations with research staff and leaders at…

WisconsinView converts to CC0

Just a quick hit – I’m digging out after a wonderful break from work – but this deserves notice… Since 2004, WisconsinView has made aerial photography and satellite imagery of Wisconsin available to the public for free over the web. As part of the AmericaView consortium, WisconsinView supports access and use of these imagery collections…

Attribution v. Citation

There’s an interesting tweet about attribution in the data web. And it raises a tension I run into a lot but haven’t seen a lot written about: the shifting nature of what the word “attribution” means. We have a fairly common understanding of attribution in our daily lives: credit where credit is due is mine,…

State of Innovation Summit

I’m at the Seed – Council on Competitiveness State of Innovation Summit. I was thinking about live blogging, but find that doing so makes it hard for me to think about what people are actually saying. There’s a webcast if you’re interested. As far as conferences go, it’s a good one. Rock stars on the…

@ the British Library, July 22

I’m happy to say that I’ll be doing a forum at the British Library on July 22, called Scientific Findings in a Digital World: What is the Genuine Article? There’s a Nature Network group you can join to participate in the creation of the agenda. This is pretty cool. The British Library is a legendary…

Podcast on Cloud of Data

Paul Miller and I recorded a chat last week that’s now online as a podcast from Cloud of Data. Paul is a smart guy and it was a fun interview. We first met when he was working with Talis, which is a very progressive company in the UK (they sponsored some of the development of…