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The proposed reforms to European Copyright will be disastrous. If you don't know about them the links below are the seminal introductions. When you understand, then write to your MEPs as well. You are welcome to refer to this letter and copy some or all.See...
I am honoured to have been invited to Chicago to be part of the International Museum and Library Services. Here's the occasion:Data Mining Research Using In-copyright and Limited-access Text DatasetsNational Forum, April 5 & 6, 2018, Chicago, Illinois https://publish.illinois.edu/limitedaccess-tdm/...
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...

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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...