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John Dupuis
Yesterday evening we got Mr 18 on his way to Paris to start his two month European adventure. He's arrived safely & checked in at his hostel. From a parental perspective, this whole thing is both incredibly exciting and slightly disconcerting.
Fortunately Daniel is a very calm, deliberate young man with a good head on his shoulders with only a slight tendency to bad decisions. - John Dupuis
For those that are interested, he's in Rome now at the halfway mark more or less. Paris -> Munich -> Berlin -> Warsaw -> Krakow (side trip to Auschwitz) -> Prague -> Geneva -> Florence -> Rome. Apparently he has itchy feet. His last two weeks are in Amsterdam before flying back via Paris. - John Dupuis
Is it going okay so far? Besides the feet? - Meg VMeg
The info we're getting is via Facebook messages. Let's just say we're not getting too many details about his exploits. - John Dupuis
Daniel returned home safely on Saturday afternoon. He had a great time and is slowly filling us in on the SFW details of his exploits. We're all happy to see him while he seems resigned to the inevitability of his return. - John Dupuis
Eric Logan
Unprecedented neutrino discovery is a "Nobel Prize in the making" - http://io9.com/unprece...
Unprecedented neutrino discovery is a "Nobel Prize in the making"
By drilling a 1.5 mile hole deep into an Antarctic glacier, physicists working at the IceCube South Pole Observatory have captured 28 extraterrestrial neutrinos — those mysterious and extremely powerful subatomic particles that can pass straight through solid matter. Welcome to an entirely new age of astronomy. Back in April of this year, the same team of physicists captured the highest energy neutrinos ever detected. Dubbed Bert and Ernie, the elusive subatomic particles likely originated from beyond our solar system, and possibly even our galaxy. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Thats why I'm firmly in the Hendrik Svensmark camp. ;-) - MRW_8
Daniel Mietchen
Walt Crawford
My wife's never been a big Monty Python fan...but we went to see Spamalot! yesterday (Tri-Valley Rep, a good amateur company that does three musicals a year at the superb local venue, the Bankhead Theater). She enjoyed it thoroughly...especially the dialog. Most of which was 100% from MP & the Holy Grail.
(For example, the Coconut Disquisition and the French Taunters...also Brave Sir Robin, the only song in the movie, as I remember.) So, well, I never tried to inflict MP&tHG on her, but I'm wondering... - Walt Crawford
Converting someone isn't that hard, I've found :-) glad y'all had a good time! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Love that show. My face hurt at the end from laughing so much. - Corinne L
I saw this in NY several years back. It was by far my favouite show of the trip. Also, my wife typically hates Monty Python but really enjoyed Spamalot. :) - Ken Morley
I saw it in NY as well, Ken - summer of 2005. I'm grinning again at the memory. - Corinne L
Kubke
Working on being granted back the copyright of an article that I published in1987. Don't know who owns the copyright - no (c) stamp on the paper and the journal is no longer published. According to the government records it is registered under the institute where I did my undergrad fellowship.
Emailed the institute director (who was a young postdoc in the lab at the time). Asking her to release the paper back to me under a cc-by. Hoping for an OAW gift from her in the form of "yes of course, dear" - Kubke
Finally got back from the Institute director - she says the institute now is a different legal entity of the one where I worked (changed name, etc) so need to chase someone from the old editorial board of the journal. Oh my. I am sure Queen Anne did not have this in mind. - Kubke
Stephen Francoeur
Jenica Rogers, "Another day, another bad deal," Attempting Elegance - http://www.attemptingelegance.com/...
Pull quote: “I cannot continue signing onto deals that are unclear. I cannot continue agreeing to egregious terms and conditions, to nondisclosure agreements, and to crushing price increases justified only by corporate profit goals. I cannot continue drinking snake oil, and I cannot continue smiling through the pain. I’m done. And so is my library, for every choice in which I have the agency to make smarter, more thoughtful decisions than we’ve chosen to make in the past. So yes, we told the publishers through word, deed, and dollar that this was okay, for a very long time. But for me, that stops now. I’m going to be telling them it’s not okay. It’s not business as usual. It shouldn’t be. It can’t be. And it won’t be.” - Stephen Francoeur
I'd like to see that from more libraries! - Björn Brembs
Kubke
Evolution and engineering of the megajournal – Interview with Pete Binfield - http://blogs.plos.org/mindthe...
Peter Binfield wrote a nice analysis on Mega Journals over at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand  an organisation on which I serve. MegaJournals are a recent phenomenon, that have changed the face of scientific publishing. I am an academic … - Kubke
thanks, Graham. it was nice to pick Pete's brain. I didtinctively remember meeting him an Jason in 2009. they are 2 clever dudes. they get it eh? - Kubke from ffturk
nicely written! mmm. jason says he met pete in 2010? I thought at least at scibarcamp SF in 2009 where my memory says I met them both? - Kubke from ffturk
ah! phone reading not working too accurate for me :) - Kubke from ffturk
Christina Pikas
PubMed Commons? First I'd heard? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedc... "a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and read the comments of others"
First I've heard of it. Interesting. - RepoRat
Hmmm, I saw some other "more full text than pub med" thing last week but not sure I've seen this. - Hedgehog from Android
I think it sucks that just the NIH/Wellcome elite is allowed in - seems a bit discriminatory. Big boys club - again. - Kubke
I thought it was anyone who had an article indexed by pubmed? So I'm not eligible but I'm guessing everyone else on this thread is - Christina Pikas from iPhone
So glad they have *another* PMC acronym now...also waiting to see how long it takes Scholarly Kitchen to have a kitten about it. - Rachel Walden
@ Christina - my understanding is yes, indexed author, but if not under the NIH/Wellcome then you cannot register - someone has to invite you - too second class citizens for my taste. - Kubke
Seb Schmoller
"Open access: six myths to put to rest." A measured, constructive piece by @petersuber #openaccess - http://www.theguardian.com/higher-...
Eric Logan
Problems with scientific research: How science goes wrong. - The Economist - http://www.economist.com/news...
Problems with scientific research: How science goes wrong. - The Economist
A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Since its birth in the 17th century, modern science has changed the world beyond recognition, and overwhelmingly for the better. But success can breed complacency. Modern scientists are doing too much trusting and not enough verifying—to the detriment of the whole of science, and of humanity. Too many of the findings that fill the academic ether are the result of shoddy experiments or poor analysis (see article). A rule of thumb among biotechnology venture-capitalists is that half of published research cannot be replicated. Even that may be optimistic. Last year researchers at one biotech firm, Amgen, found they could reproduce just six of 53 “landmark” studies in cancer research. Earlier, a group at Bayer, a drug company, managed to repeat just a quarter of 67 similarly important papers. A leading... more... - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Heather Piwowar
If at first you don't succeed.... Outtakes from our YC application video. #swearing #sorrymom http://www.youtube.com/watch...
If at first you don't succeed.... Outtakes from our YC application video.  #swearing #sorrymom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d39DL4ed754
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Edited by Jason. Performances by both of us, pretty equally :) - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
For sure no-one watching this will ever have any doubt of who you are :) - Kubke
Kubke
well, I managed to submit 2/3 of my coding homework due today - that's ok - not doing it for he marks. (Grr). Tomorrow is another day.
Christina Pikas
Interesting discussion. Mike Taylor unveils a new side of his character in the comments. Not so sure I love that side. - Walt Crawford
*shrug* I think he's right. - RepoRat
Think I will comment at the article. I use ILL data slightly in collections decisions, but it isn't all that important. - Joe
I know UMass Medical just deeply cut their ILL staff. Sally Gore has been blogging about this (with Elaine Martin's slides) - Hedgehog from Android
Out of curiosity, how often do y'all run into Rule of Five situations? (My hypothesis: not often shading into rarely. But I truly don't know.) - RepoRat
RR: This does not come as a surprise to me. - Walt Crawford
our former ill person was a bitch. on purpose. she was basically trying to minimize her work by putting people off and giving them shit when they submitted things. if it was dealing with her or tweeting? no contest. our current people who do it are awesome and will bend over backward for people. - Christina Pikas
Admittedly, I think the post itself is--is naive the word? Or perhaps quixotic. It's the "suggesting walk-in use is Not Even Wrong" that I find a little over the top. - Walt Crawford
it may be worth pointing out that publisher organizations (O HAI STM ASSOCIATION) have been pushing print-and-walk-in-to-retrieve as a way of hobbling ILL to begin with. I see no reason anybody, us especially, should help them along in that! - RepoRat
I was thinking specifically of the idea that non-academics could walk in to university libraries to use ejournals. And Taylor's "who cares if ILL offices go away?" attitude. - Walt Crawford
Again, I have that same attitude. When the functions ILL performs can be accomplished more efficiently and effectively, I'm happy to repurpose the library energy that goes into ILL. As for walk-ins, yeah, totally not that simple a lot of places. - RepoRat
We have about ten titles each semester for which we run over the magical Five and have to pay fees. Often repeatedly. They are never the same ten. If there were a pattern we'd subscribe but it's unpredictable. - barbara fister
Then there are the articles we have to buy from publishers that order libraries to degrade ILL so badly they are unusable. Thanks a bunch, Elvesier. - barbara fister
Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the major libraries and consortia pooled their historical ILL requests into one large dataset? Could we build a case for formal support of OA from such a dataset? - copystar
@copystar I'd contribute mpow's ILL metadata into that dataset - Aaron the Librarian
with this whole requesting thing... aren't there a bunch of studies about how often those requests go unanswered or is that just requesting data? - Christina Pikas
Before the electronic papers really become popular, PhD students at the department where I did my internship would not use ILL, but try to save up papers and visit another university nearby that had those papers and visit the library. That was often cheaper. - Egon Willighagen
We used to have "lab field trips" to go harvest at other libraries when I was an undergrad in Argentina. Usually combined with lunch with someone at that uni or something else. Those were heaps of fun. There was no ILL that I know of. But great way to get people from different institutes talking to each other :) - Kubke
A few years ago a couple of faculty members worked on a plan to organize a regular shuttle to a research university to gather articles. The logistics and funding were problematic (and I doubted people would actually take the many hours involved out their weekly schedule). I think it was the shock of going from a research institution to the little college on the prairie. They've adjusted. Our ILL is pretty seamless and fast, - barbara fister
Walt Crawford
Good part of "smart" phones: I now assume wrong words on Twitter, Facebook, FF are just stupid autocorrects, so neither correct nor mention them. Bad part: Although I'm at a real keyboard with no autocorrect, I'm getting sloppier... (which I just spelled "slopper" but corrected).
And I noticed that in that message "autocorrect" was consistently redlined--with the suggestion of "auto correct" as a replacement. I don't think so. - Walt Crawford
I find myself expecting my laptop to automatically insert periods for me. - Katy S
^ It should. :) - Stephan from iPhone
Kubke
ASAP awards – Interview with Daniel Mietchen - http://blogs.plos.org/mindthe...
The names of the six finalists for the ASAP awards are now out, and I was pleased to see Daniel Mietchen’s name in the list. Daniel Mietchen, Raphael Wimmer and Nils Dagsson Moskopp have been working on a really valuable … - Kubke
Kubke
ASAP Awards Finalists announced - http://buildingblogsofscience....
(Cross-posted from Mind the Brain) Earlier this year, nominations opened for the Accelerating Science Awards Program (ASAP). Backed by major sponsors like Google, PLOS and the Wellcome Trust, and a number of other organisations, this award seeks to “build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative […] - Kubke
Nils Reinton
Mystery over obesity ‘fraud’ : Nature News & Comment - http://www.nature.com/news...
"Ghost writing is taking on an altogether different meaning in a mysterious case of alleged scientific fraud. The authors of a paper published in July (A. Vezyraki et al. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. http://doi.org/nxb; 2013), which reported significant findings in obesity research, seem to be phantoms. They are not only unknown at the institution listed on the paper, but no trace of them as researchers can be found. The paper, published in the Elsevier journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC), is not the kind of prank that journals have encountered before, in which hoaxsters have submitted dummy papers to highlight weaknesses in the peer-review process. The paper’s reported findings — that overexpression of two novel proteins in fat cells leads to improvements in metabolic processes related to diabetes and obesity in mice — are, in fact, true." - Nils Reinton from Bookmarklet
Eric Logan
Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever | Marty Kaplan - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-k...
Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever | Marty Kaplan
Yale law school professor Dan Kahan's new research paper is called "Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government," but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney's piece about it in Grist: "Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math." Kahan conducted some ingenious experiments about the impact of political passion on people's ability to think clearly. His conclusion, in Mooney's words: partisanship "can even undermine our very basic reasoning skills.... [People] who are otherwise very good at math may totally flunk a problem that they would otherwise probably be able to solve, simply because giving the right answer goes against their political beliefs." In other words, say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, media literacy or reason can provide the tools and information that people need in order to make good decisions. It turns out that in the public realm, a lack of information isn't the real problem.... more... - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
David Bradley
I'd all but forgotten about friendfeed...anyone still communicating here? Just for reference, you can usually find me infinitely more active on Twitter @sciencebase
Yeah, still using it :) I still find it superior to other offerings... - Egon Willighagen
Yeah, Graham seems to be a tweeter/google+er. I Am probably 60% FF 39% tweeter and 1% Facebook. But I am finding less people in FF lately. - Joe
Kubke
Failure to replicate, spoiled milk and unspilled beans - http://buildingblogsofscience....
Try entering “failure to replicate” in a google search (or better still, let me do that for you) and you will find no shortage of hits. You can even find a reproducibility initiative. Nature has a whole set of articles on the topic. If you live in New Zealand you have probably not escaped the […] - Kubke
Seb Schmoller
@RickyPo's searching interview with @CameronNeylon is worth reading, esp. with the HoC BIS report imminent. - http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2013...
@RickyPo's searching interview with @CameronNeylon is worth reading, esp. with the HoC BIS report imminent.
Christina Pikas
OMB/OSTP budget priorities memo (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites... , pdf) , July 26, 2013: "agencies should give priority to activities that significantly increase access to research results for all citizens. "
via Curt T on the ESSI mailing list - Christina Pikas
thank you! hadn't seen this. - RepoRat
Cameron Neylon
A pleasant but unexpected reunion of one time friendfeeders. Can you identify them? #bosc2013
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Something of a clue from one of the likes :-) No it isn't Dan Hagon...actually middle is the one non FF-er in short I think - Cameron Neylon
I am not so photogenic, Graham. Due to this you haven't seen (m)any photos of me. I am the one right next to Cameron. - Konrad Förstner
One of the guys that science2.0 guy? Hank something? - Joe
So its me, Konrad, Jan Aerts, and Luis Pedro Coehlo in the close shot from left to right - Cameron Neylon
Thanks. - Joe
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
"Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts" http://online.wsj.com/article... (this one might work better?)
"Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323300004578555453881252798.html (this one might work better?)
LISNews
Why librarians are needed more than ever in the 21st century - http://lisnews.org/node/42278
(my former GSLIS student, Kate Pritchard, conducted that interview #Proud) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mary Carmen
I'm not down with men speaking for my reproductive rights and I'm not loving this chick right now. #texleg
This woman needs to stop talking. - Mary Carmen
Have all the pro-choice folks given testimony already? I can't stand listening to this ignorance. - Mary Carmen
Did this woman really just pull a psychic connection card? Wtf. - Mary Carmen
You're really saying men shouldn't support reproductive rights? So I should cancel my Planned Parenthood membership? Interesting... - Walt Crawford
I am guessing she is saying that men can shut their yappers when trying to limit women's reproductive choices. - Joe from iPod
That's quite different. I don't think men should speak *against* women's reproductive rights, but it would be nice if we could say women should have them (and not have to answer to men for choosing them). - Walt Crawford
Joe nailed it. Pretty much all the dudes talking in Texas today are pro-restricting reproductive rights. - Mary Carmen
Having men support women's rights is fantastic; even better is when men support women to support women's rights. Ie six men in a room saying "Sure, have an abortion" is only a step better than six men in a room saying "No way", because in both cases women are at the mercy of the six men's decision and have no say themselves. - Deborah Fitchett
The entire thing infuriates me. Why are they even wasting their time on this? Really? Nothing better to do?? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Deborah: I agree. As a man, I think a woman has the right to make her own damn decisions, and that I basically have no say other than "Of course she has those rights: She's a human being." But hell, by Texas standards I'm probably not a real man anyway. - Walt Crawford
Heather Piwowar
So frustrated that this article quotes gazoodles of men (12? 15?), but only mentions one woman. There are women leaders in altmetrics, darn it! http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBre...
Particularly egregious when you have a subtitle "Early Reactions From the Experts" - Heather Piwowar
So, here are some women I think are just as qualified, in case you find yourselves looking for people to interview in the future: Andrea Michalek, Cassidy Sugimoto, Jennifer Lin, Jennifer Song, Jean Liu, Stacy Konkiel, Stefanie Haustein, Elizabeth Lorbeer, - Heather Piwowar
other authors in the PLOS collection on altmetrics, speakers at altmetrics12, etc - Heather Piwowar
chip in with others, I pulled the list together really quickly. gah. it isn't just this article. come on, people. I know there are way more men than women in this area. but let's not diss the women we have. - Heather Piwowar
Elizabeth Moss - Heather Piwowar
Judit bar-Ilan (sp?) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Would you put Melissa Terras in this list? - Joe
And, who did you cite for this article is female? http://crln.acrl.org/content... I can't tell by the initials. - Joe
good question, Joe. Bar-Ilan J., Haustein S, Piwowar H, Costello K, www.plumanalytics.com (50%), probably others but I don't know without looking them up. - Heather Piwowar
ugh, that is infuriating. - RepoRat
Kelli Barr - Heather Piwowar
A recent study finds that people routinely underconsider female research experts: http://bit.ly/19I82kR Hopefully this list will help... keep adding! - Heather Piwowar
On commercial side Christine Stohn at Ex Libris, Kira Anthony at NPG. - Euan
The article _author_ is female -- that's how deep it goes :\ #ironyfail - Chris
Heather Piwowar
In my inbox: I am delighted to confirm that your request for funds to support the scaling and further development to sustainability of ImpactStory, a nonprofit open altmetrics platform that helps scholars evaluate, sort, consume, and reward web-native products has been approved by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) - Heather Piwowar
$500k over two years - Heather Piwowar
as in Half A Million Dollars. - Heather Piwowar
:) :) :) :) Jason Priem and I? We're pretty excited about this. - Heather Piwowar
WAHOOOOOOOOOO! - jambina
w00t w00t! - RepoRat
Wow! - Jenica
Yipee! awesome! - Christina Pikas
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Hedgehog
as Christopher Walken playing The Continental would say: wow wowwie wow wow!!! - LibrarianOnTheLoose from BuddyFeed
congrats - that's such great news!!! - Sarah
Congrats. PS: I opened my account again and started up the "create collection" process for my Google Scholar file. It's still running half an hour later. I'll let it run for the next three hours at least...I look forward to seeing the results. - Walt Crawford
Wowowow, good job! - Meg VMeg
Hi Walt. Yeah, sorry, it shouldn't take that long... 3 mins at most. The good news is that we're moving out of time-consuming fundraising mode and into development mode (with $$ to hire contractors to help!).... we should get to fixing bugs like this soon. Sorry you are running into a bug now, and I hope you'll be up for giving it another go when we've given it a rev! - Heather Piwowar
Snoopy dance! - John Dupuis
Heather: Then I guess, since it's now been more than an hour, I should cancel it and try again some other time? - Walt Crawford
Walt, yup, cancel for now. can you email me your Google Scholar file so I can debug? team@impactstory.org Thanks! - Heather Piwowar
Heather: Done. (I don't know that I actually canceled it, but I shut down that tab.) - Walt Crawford
YAY! That is so exciting, and congratulations! - Laura Krier
Having your good news liked by oodles of people you like, admire, respect, haven't met yet, and/or have known for years? Happiness*2. Thanks, everybody. - Heather Piwowar
also, not just good for you, Heather - but good for the rest of us who care (and/or want someone else to care) about tracking altmetrics. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Sarah G.
RT @mrgunn: "The library exists to serve the research needs of scholars, not to house collections or keep publishers in business." #2013ssp
Christina Pikas
D'oh. Got so caught up in playing with text mining in r that I forgot the original question
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