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As part of a workshop on Creative Commons, I’m doing a short presentation on Open Data and The Panton Principles this week to various members of our staff. I thought I’d share some of the resources I’ve consulted during my preparations. I’m using textmining of journal articles as a example so I’m including a few…

It’s probably best to start with what Marc J. Kuchner’s new book — Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times — isn’t. It isn’t a social media jackass recipe book for “Success through Twitter.” It isn’t a detailed treatise on marketing theory. It doesn’t come with a guarantee of grants, publications and prizes…

Hi everybody, It is with great pride and excitement that I’m finally able to announce something that’s been in the works for a few months now. I will be accepting the role of inaugural editor-in-chief of an exciting new journal to be published by Elsevier: The Journal of Applied Publishing Experiments. This amazing opportunity arose…

A little while back the Cost of Knowledge site started up a boycott pledge list in response to mathematician Timothy Gowers’ pledge to stop contributing to Elsevier’s operations by ceasing writing, reviewing and editing for them. Here is the call to action: Academics have protested against Elsevier’s business practices for years with little effect. These…

Note: this post is superseded by: Around the Web: Research Works Act, Elsevier boycott & FRPAA. This post has superseded my previous post which focused solely on the Research Works Act. I have added some coverage of the Elsevier boycott which at least partially grew out of opposition to the RWA. I’m not attempting to…

With the final countdown underway and the conference less than a week away, this post follows my post on library people in attendance at Science Online 2012 from a few weeks ago. And I’d like to start off with another best-tweet-ever, this time Marieclaire Shanahan retweeting Colin Schutze: + they’ll be fascinating! RT @_ColinS_: #Scio12…

I’m doing a short presentation tomorrow on blogging for researchers as part of a day-long communications workshop for faculty here at York. And since a few months back I created a reading list for a social media presentation for grad students, I thought I’d expand that list in this post and add some more specifically…

It all started with this innocent little tweet from @seelix: In going through the twitter list, I believe that half the #scio12 people are either a librarian, a marine scientist or named Emily. To which I responded: @seelix is there a marine science librarian named Emily? #scio12 @BoraZ had to chime in as well: The…

Welcome to the latest installment in my very occasional series of interviews with people in the scitech world. This time around the subject is Michael Nielsen, author of the recently published Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science and prolific speaker on the Open Science lecture circuit. A recent example of his public speaking…

I was at The Charleston Conference last week, thanks to Mike Diaz of Proquest who invited me to be on a panel that he moderated, along with Karen Downing and Clifford Lynch. The topic of the panel was Keeping Up with the Things That Matter: Current Awareness Tools and Strategies for Academic Libraries. Karen, Cliff…

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