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Heather Piwowar
new blog post: Journals, check your instructions: do you ask your Reviewers if data+software are Available?
Heather Piwowar
Twitter convo this morning w Kent Anderson about why I pulled my upcoming guest post from Schol Kitchen. Happy w myself because I think I managed to articulate it well by last tweet: I'm up for being part of the solution, but not in system that doesn't admit it has a problem.
*hugs you* - RepoRat
well done! - Björn Brembs
Wow, what a, well, never mind he might sue me. - John Dupuis
Also I had a similar though not anywhere near as unpleasant twitterr conversation with Rick Anderson yesterday. - John Dupuis
It's so important for these people to hear that people they respect don't respect the stances they're taking. Thank you, Heather and John. - RepoRat
Christina Pikas
Happy, happy day! OSTP issues directive to expand open access to the products of federally funded research. -
Walt Crawford
peter murray-rust
Why should we continue to pay typesetters/publishers lots of money to process (and even destroy) science? And a puzzle for you. -
peter murray-rust
My Response to the UK parliament and BIS on Open Access; keep the CC-BY policy -
Michael Nielsen
The connection to open science comes at the end, where I discuss open scientific data as an enabler for certain kinds of artistic work! - Michael Nielsen
Cameron Neylon
11Digging Digitally6f » Open Access: Yes the status quo really is that bad -
Eric Kansa NAILS #OA's commercial issue: "#OpenData and #OpenAccess are not anti-commercial; they are anti-monopoly." Tags: OA OpenData OpenAccess - Cameron Neylon
John Dupuis
RT @criener: Nice, Kareem RT @sarahbarmak: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar responds to criticism of his ‘Girls’ review, and it's delicious.” without the stupid " - Doge Joe
Okay, now I gotta read more of this man's stuff. That was RIGHTEOUS. - RepoRat
My head doesn't know how to love him, yet it knows it must. MUST! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
For the lazy, the review: and the response to the critics, in full - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
mathew ingram
'Aaron's Law' Proposes Reining in Federal Anti-Hacking Statute | Threat Level | -
RT @wired: Recent Top Stories: ‘Aaron’s Law’ Proposes Reining in Federal Anti-Hacking Statute - mathew ingram
Bora Zivkovic
Why open access is better for scholarly societies The Occasional Pamphlet
This is awesome. - Doge Joe
Christopher Harris
my PhD thesis is now available in full on the @SussexUni website :)
John Dupuis
Blog post: Library vendors, politics, Aaron Swartz, #pdftribute
Stephen Francoeur
Analyzing changes to journal prices over time http://beingandlibrarianship.b...
Analyzing changes to journal prices over time
Just did a quick/crude comparison of 2008 and 2010 serials expenditures for academic libraries (all of 'em, not just ARL), using NCES data. Too crude to even post as a comment, but revealing: Overall, regular serials subscriptions expenditures went up 4.7% from 2008 to 2010...and electronic serials subscriptions expenditures went up 24%. TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT in two years. (And that doesn't include one-time backfile expenditures.) - Walt Crawford
To put it another way: electronic serials sucked an extra $245 million out of academic library budgets in 2010 compared to 2008. - Walt Crawford
that's worth a blog post! - RepoRat
The problem is that it's a truly crude note: I just loaded the two databases and did autosums of the appropriate columns. But maybe you're right...although, y'know, anybody with a copy of Excel could do that (yes, they're Access databases, but...) I'd say "anybody with a copy of LibreOffice," but I've never tried it with this kind of massive database (4,000 rows by something like 150 columns). - Walt Crawford
Hmm. RR, maybe you're right: I can put together a quick-n-dirty post linking to Karen's post...or maybe I will comment there. - Walt Crawford
Done (with hat-tip to Stephen F.) In the process, I found that Wolfram Alpha--which I'm finding useful for a number of things--is remarkably useless to check inflation rates: It brings up a chart that's essentially impossible to read. (Inflation between 2008 and 2010 was remarkably low: 1.28% according to one online calculator.) - Walt Crawford
Oh, and here's the link (since it takes a while to show up here): - Walt Crawford
Walt, you get the hat tip for doing the followup on the questions raised. - Stephen Francoeur
Yeah, except that I'm a little nervous about the quick-and-dirtyness of that post. Still: I don't see how it's likely to be wrong as such; NCES makes sure there are numeric values in every row in the columns, so Autosum should work properly - Walt Crawford
I doubt it's wrong; if anyone wants to cavil they'll probably poke at what it means, eg how publishers often say "But you get more content for your increased subs!" even when we didn't want that damned bundled content. - Deborah Fitchett
Roger Schonfeld on Twitter was all "but format changes!" I'm like, whut? I don't care why; we still can't afford this! - RepoRat
The oddity in those figures, and I think it has a lot to do with the 3,000+ smaller academic institutions: more money was spent on print subscriptions than on electronic serials subscriptions, by about half a $billion in FY2010. - Walt Crawford
Seb Schmoller
New from Houghton/Swan: "The most affordable & cost-effective means of moving towards OA .. is through Green OA." -
New from Houghton/Swan: "The most affordable & cost-effective means of moving towards OA .. is through Green OA."
Conclusion: "The evidence, both ours and that of others, clearly suggests that disseminating research results via OA would be more cost-effective than subscription or toll access publishing. In an all-OA world, it seems likely that the net benefits of Gold OA would exceed those of Green OA, although Green OA would have a higher benefit/cost ratio. However, we are not in an all-OA world yet, nor anywhere near it. The most affordable and cost-effective means of moving towards OA in the meantime is through Green OA, which can be adopted unilaterally at the funder, institutional, sectoral and national levels at little cost. Moreover, Green OA may well be the most immediate and cost-effective way to support knowledge transfer and enable innovation across the economy." - Seb Schmoller from Bookmarklet
Daniel Mietchen
Goodbye Aaron Swartz – and Long Live Your Legacy -
The following entry is reposted from the OKFN’s main blog. It was written by Jonathan Gray and is licensed CC BY 3.0. The photo is by Daniel J. Sieradski (on Flickr), licensed CC BY-SA 2.0. January 14, 2013 in Access to Information, Bibliographic, Campaigning, Featured, News, Open Access, Open Data, Open … Continue reading → - Daniel Mietchen
david weinberger
'Mummi' Thorisson
Seb Schmoller
Why Every Researcher Should Sign Up For Their ORCID ID by ‏@briankelly in UK Web Focus -
Self-referential comment: is a report that JISC commissioned that "validated" JISC's earlier in principal decision to plug ORCID. - Seb Schmoller
Kirsten Sanford
This Week in Science (TWIS) - Episode 400ish -
This Week in Science (TWIS) - Episode 400ish
John Dupuis
A year in Open Access advocacy: 2012 -
Yeah, it has been quite the year. - Doge Joe
:) - RepoRat
2012 was certainly one of those "may you live in interesting times" kind of years. More of the same will probably mean progress on a number of OA-related fronts. - John Dupuis
2012 struck me as being a year of considerable OA potential. I wouldn't have resumed writing about OA otherwise. (Also a year in which the lines between OA Inquisitors and snipers became fuzzy--but that's a post or essay I need to write.) - Walt Crawford
Mr. Gunn
MrGunn on Open Access Research is More Valuable, More Cited and Better Applied than Non-Open Access Research. -
"Many universities will now pay the OA fee on your behalf. The entire UK is going to be doing this, but in the US it's still institution-by-institution. Anyways, you should check and see. Or just send it to PLOS (cheap, has fee waivers), eLife (free), or PeerJ ($99)." - Mr. Gunn
David Bradley
laura x
Publishers Still Hate You, But They Want to Look Nice -
Yep. We need to nail asses to the wall. - Andy
Yeah, ass nailing. That's what librarians do best. - Steele Lawman
Cameron Neylon
Piece from me in Nature on #openaccess and licensing and the RCUK policy: (should be free to access)
Expecting extensive abuse from the usual quarters in 3....2.....1...... - Cameron Neylon
Yeh, I did what I could but no CC BY license.... - Cameron Neylon
...nah no worries. The fee is going to Creative Commons... - Cameron Neylon
Anthony Salvagno
Mr. Gunn
Altmetrics and Librarians: How Changes in Scholarly Communication will affect our Profession -
Stacy Konkiel, Robert E. Noel et al. Published using Mendeley: The bibliography manager for researchers - Mr. Gunn
So I have to register for Mendely to read it? Hmmm...not as onerous as a paywall, but it ain't OA. - Walt Crawford
It's a bit hard to see the link, but the document is here: - John Dupuis
Thanks. (Of course, I was most interested in the subtitle, and that part consisted of exactly one slide at the very end, so...) - Walt Crawford
Mr. Gunn
Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting -
Pages: 10. Emilio Delgado López-Cózar, Nicolás Robinson-García, Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. The launch of Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics may provoke a revolution in the research evaluation field as it places within every researchers reach tools that allow bibliometric measuring. In order to alert the research community over how easily one can manipulate the data and bibliometric indicators offered by Google s products we present an experiment in which we manipulate the Google Citations profiles of a research group through the creation of false documents that cite their documents, and consequently, the journals in which they have published modifying their H index. For this purpose we created six documents authored by a faked author and we uploaded them to a researcher s personal website under the University of Granadas domain. The result of the experiment meant an increase of 774 citations in 129 papers (six citations per paper) increasing the authors and journals... - Mr. Gunn
Mr. Gunn
RT @MikeTaylor: This is a HUGE leap forward for sanity "eLife accepts ANY reasonably formatted reference list" Cf
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