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I’m serious.From start to finish this was a superb three-day meeting of young people who know that current scholarship/publishing/university_practice has so many injustices and so much waste that we cannot go on this way.Must be brief – airport....
There ‘s a very useful blog post http://scoms.hypotheses.org/276 on Elsevier’s content-mining conditions in France. I assume this is layered on the recent French five-year mega-deal with Elsevier. My school French isn’t good enough for technico-legal...
ContentMine has a new collaborator – an astrophysicist. We’re going to work together on mining data from journals. Their leading two include “The Astrophysics Journal” (TAJ) published by the Institute of Physics (IOP). Now s/he’s...

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No word yet from ACS so some of this is hypothetical – but they are communal hypotheses.It seems the spider trap is part of Atypon software (http://www.atypon.com). From their site:Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers...
 Pandora is a researcher (won’t say where, won’t say when).I don’t know her field – she may be a scientist or a librarian. Shehas been scanning the spreadsheet of the Open Access publications paid for by Wellcome Trust. It’s...
Nearly a year ago I blogged that the Royal Society of Chemistry was charging ca 100 USD per student for re-use of a 2-page “Open Access” article (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/11/06/royal-society-of-chemistry-will-charge-students-for-re-using-gold-open-access-articles...

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I found this short piece from C&EN's Sophie Rovner pretty interesting:Online Access To ACS Publications Is Restored After Some Customers Were Unintentionally Blocked On Wednesday, a blog published information about a security feature that the American...
This post is a response to this post by Rosie Redfield."It's time for open-access advocates and especially publishers to take on the responsibility of informing authors of all the consequences, not just the good ones."I think this is the fundamental disconnect...
Two books have been recently discussed quite vigorously online: A Rant on Strawberries, Open Access Licenses and the Reuse of Published Papers and Apple Academic Press: Predatory publisher of scholarly books.  The publisher Apple Academic Press (Apple...