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We are now describing our workflow from extracting facts from the scientific literature on http://contentmine.org/blog . Yesterday Ross Mounce and I hacked through what was necessary to extract species from PLoSone. Here’s the workflow we came up with:Ross...
 At contentmine.org we have been working hard to create a platform for extracting facts from the literature. It’s been great to create a team – CottageLabs (CL) and I have worked together for over 5 years and they know better than me what needs...
I’ve just spent 3 hectic days at Wikimania (the world gathering of world Wikimedians) and am so overwhelmed I’m spending today getting my thoughts in order. Wikimedia is the generic organization for Wikipedia , Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and lots...

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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...