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My non-profit organization contentmine.org has the goal of making contentmining universally available to everyone through three arms:Advocacy. Why it's so valuable and why you should convince others and why restrictions should be removed.Community. We need...
In 2015 LIBER (The European body for Research Libraries) collected a number of leading figures in the Library and Scholarship world to create the Hague Declaration on freedom for Text and Data Mining. This stated not only the aspirations but also the reasons...
In the last post I explained why I became interested in contentmining to do scientific research and started to explain how it it is still a major political and legal challenge. I am excited that I have been asked to run a workshop at CopyCamp, and here is the...

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Prof. Henry Rzepa recounts his recent experience with installing and running Macmillan's Readcube; a device to allow DRM'ed access to read-only scholarly literature. [I have not used it myself (and will not) but trust Henry absolutely to give an accurate account....
My great collaborator Henry Rzepa has read the last post and delved into Macmillan's ReadCube and found it to be totally flawed and unacceptable (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/12/03/natures-fauxpen-access-leaves-me-very-sad-and-very-angry/#comment-471649)....
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...

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Altmetric.com score for the newsitem by Van Noorden (see text).The big (non-science) news this week was the announcement that papers from a wide selection of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals can now be shared allowing others without a subscription...
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...
Elsevier's new ideas on text mining are getting a lot attention now. Sadly, they get it wrong, again. On the bright side, all other publishers, which are expected to follow this year, can learn from this mistake.Because if done right, the publishers can even...