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We are now about 6 weeks into The Content Mine project and have now released our website (http://www.contentmine.org). In the spirit of living a web-friendly life this is a living object which is planned to be:easy to update and maintainre-usablecommunal and...
Jenny Molloy is a central figure in the Open community and has been particularly active in campaigning for Content Mining. We are delighted that she is part of our core team on the ContentMine project (http://contentmine.org). AMI the kangaroo is the mascot...
The blog had some glitches recently (technically “bumps on the road of our journey”). These were due to upgrades. I couldn’t post and people couldn’t comment. I can now post, but comments don’t show up. If you have comments mail...

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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...