Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »
Data Capture for the Real World - http://cameronneylon.net/blog...
Many efforts at building data infrastructures for the “average researcher” have been funded, designed and in some cases even built. Most of them have limited success. Part of the problem has always been building systems that solve problems that the “average researcher” doesn’t know that they have. Issues of curation and metadata are so far beyond the day to day issues that an experimental researcher is focussed on as to be incomprehensible. We clearly need better tools, but they need to be built to deal with the problems that researchers face. ... - Cameron Neylon
There's one more known trick for getting people to improve metadata -- believe it or not, it's putting in *wrong* metadata. Do this right, and it itches people enough that they correct it. FWIW. ;) - RepoRat
Also, I think you and David Rosenthal share a hive mind: http://blog.dshr.org/2014... - RepoRat
Yep, wrong metadata is a good strategy but it needs to be in the context of "mostly right" and "wow, that just appeared of its own accord?". In this system "wrong" can also be "not quite right enough to drive functionality" which is a great place to be. - Cameron Neylon
The sense of "capture metadata at source" and then add to it as appropriate/necessary seems to be gathering some steam (per Rosenthal piece). Maybe I'll stop being heretic on this sometime ;-) - Cameron Neylon
If were fined $10 every time someone mis-used the term gold #openaccess I think we could fund all of scholarly comms..
If that included every time somebody looks at a journal's page misdefining gold OA, I think you might be right. - Walt Crawford
It's true - but I'm getting much more irritable with stuff coming out of institutions on this (or from "experts") - Cameron Neylon
welcome to my so-called (prior professional) life. I had to swallow that BS from sooooooooooooo many people... - RepoRat
And another $10 for every time someone says, "But what about the poor publishers?" - John Dupuis
and another $10 for "it's not sustaaaaaaaaaaaaaainable" - RepoRat
And $1 for every time Sandy Thatcher brings up university press monographs. So low cause otherwise it would bring down the world financial system. - John Dupuis
Ugh, we gotta stop this, because I am thinking THINGS I SHOULD NOT BE THINKING about the opportunities for mayhem in the NASIG/SSP co-day (I am going to NASIG).* - RepoRat
* disclaimer: things I would not ever actually do, but are still fun to think about, in a wistfully evil sort of way - RepoRat
Because you never know what's going to just slip out by accident ;-) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014... - John Dupuis
Yeah, it might be a knife.* - RepoRat
* disclaimer: I never carry a knife when traveling. Like the TSA would even let me, sheesh. - RepoRat
Interesting - lags between online availability & official pub date inflate Impact Factor. http://www.plosone.org/article... cc @ctitusbrown
oh, clever (of the publishers). evil and stupid (of Thomson). - RepoRat
it's really Roach Motel writ large -- I've been known to open OA talks with the koan "how does your paper get cited twice in the same journal issue in which it appears? post a preprint!" - RepoRat
suggests that one thing the CrossMark initiative should track across versions is date of availability. - RepoRat
Crossref is looking at a duplicative works standard that might cover some of this. The same game is also being played with embargoes. It might be available online but you have to wait a year for it to be "officially published" - Cameron Neylon
yeah, what BS -- I mean, ADDED VALUE. - RepoRat
A corollary is that encouraging preprint deposit should also inflate IF as long as cites to preprints are captured (as they are in ArXiv)
RT @OKFN: #France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers – by @okfnFr's @MaliciaRogue @Pclanglais http://blog.okfn.org/2014... #openacess
I love it when a plan comes together. Article info aggregation from APC returns by @cottagelabs for #JiscMonitor http://apc.ooz.cottagelabs.com/
RT @andypowe11: why education is, and isn't, like baseball - by @mweller - http://blog.edtechie.net/books...
RT @Klangable: The comicbook artist who drew the strip that Lichtenstein’s ‘Whaam!’ was based upon has made a comic about it http://usvsth3m.com/post...
RT @SpotOnLondon: New tools for Science - Find out more at @SpotOnLondon Workshop "Measuring social impact" http://www.nature.com/spoton... #solo14alt
.@hamslaai TBH publishers not helping but they're adding to existing murk. Seen it more misused by university types and "experts"
If were fined $10 every time someone mis-used the term gold #openaccess they we could fund all of scholarly comms..
Wow - increase in info on jrnl pricing just keeps on coming. Elsevier deal with Fr via @MaliciaRogue & @Dorialexander https://translate.google.com/transla...
The @SpotOnLondon conference this Fri/Sat now free! http://www.nature.com/spoton... If you care about research communication you should be there!
Great to see @CrossRefNews and @datacite working together to improve data citation to and from the wider literature - http://www.datacite.org/CrossRe...
Does anyone have an up to date figure for subscription market share (by $) of the big trad publishers?
no, sorry. it's a very interesting question. - RepoRat
Generally available in those reports people pay thousands of dollars for...I'm looking at a back of the envelope calculation that gives a jaw dropping result, but I need those figures to confirm... - Cameron Neylon
Ok, not quite so jaw dropping...or maybe...arrgggh...can't get quite the numbers I need to pin this down... - Cameron Neylon
Besides "by $" it would also be interesting to have "by number of pubs" or "by number of journals", because the first I biased towards expensive journals... - Egon Willighagen
Yes, that's kind of my point in this case. Basically I'm trying to calculate how much orgs or countries could do with money saved by subscription cancellations. Often I've got total subscriptions but not by publisher, or by publisher but not the total so I can't calculate proportions... - Cameron Neylon
Yeah, trade secrets... - Egon Willighagen
RT @SpotOnLondon: Keep an eye on @SpotOnLondon updates and book your ticket....now it's FREE!!! http://www.nature.com/spoton... #solo14
Anyone out there in Cambridge (UK) interested in meeting up for a drink this evening? Unexpectedly free...
RT @rmounce: @CameronNeylon here's a link to the German github APC data btw: https://t.co/tcot6NcjTI Good to see you again :)
RT @SpotOnLondon: Drum roll please!!! The programme for SpotOn London 2014 has reached it's final form! Check it out here: http://www.nature.com/spoton... #solo14
Closer integration for @PLOS submissions with Dryad for more effective #datasharing http://blogs.plos.org/tech...
Policy, practice and problems: UK university cultures and responses to open access | Ngoding - http://ngoding.co/code...
Policy, practice and problems: UK university cultures and responses to open access | Ngoding http://t.co/7svxO96VyI - Cameron Neylon
High throughput sequencing for neuroscience | Cryptogenomicon - http://cryptogenomicon.wordpress.com/2014...
"Scripting is a fundamental lab skill, like pipetting" http://t.co/GGkyFHEgtW via @marc_rr - Cameron Neylon
To some a citation is worth $3 per year | Bits of DNA - http://liorpachter.wordpress.com/2014...
Those US News and World Report rankings are terrible and you should never give them any credence: http://t.co/dlB31Mdegj via @lpachter - Cameron Neylon
New CSIRO software opens Windows to science | CSIRO - http://www.csiro.au/Portals...
Workspace workflow platform. See http://t.co/magBiPPyiM #eRes2014 Tags: eRes2014 - Cameron Neylon
An -style headline from - I like it: 'This study - http://www.niemanlab.org/2014...
An @upworthy-style headline from @NiemanLab - I like it: 'This study finds that SM use reduces polarization' http://t.co/zXmapBMi4D - Cameron Neylon
From group blogs to open lab notebooks: Types of scholarly blogs | Digital Scholarship @ The Libraries - https://library.osu.edu/blogs...
OOH just found some great examples of #DH open "lab" notebooks: https://t.co/FdHDe4pNTX thanks, @mbschloss! Tags: DH - Cameron Neylon
The Gentleman Who Made Scholar — Backchannel — Medium - https://medium.com/backcha...
The Gentleman Who Made Scholar — Backchannel — @medium https://t.co/rIN7YqzD8M - Cameron Neylon
Digital Public Library of America » Getting it Right on Rights - http://dp.la/info...
MT @rlfrick: challenging day discussing rights + digital cultural heritage collections. Project: http://t.co/8Sa2Ibq2Jp #digitalhumanities Tags: digitalhumanities - Cameron Neylon
His master’s voice? » Testing hypotheses… - http://stevenhill.org.uk/his-mas...
His master's voice? - Interesting piece by @stevenhill on the personal v professional in blogging - I've followed up: http://t.co/8KCWbCq9Db - Cameron Neylon
The five options for student tuition fees that politicians have to choose from - http://theconversation.com/the-fiv...
The five options for student tuition fees that politicians have to choose from - good clear piece from @mgmcquillan http://t.co/BTh8wnLebN - Cameron Neylon
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook