Sorry for the radio silence, folks; my professional life was disrupted this week by a POTUS visit to campus. (Can I put that on my résumé? "Kicked out of my office and my classroom by the POTUS?" Or would that be bad?) That's over now, though, so time for some tidbits!
- Not open-access, because this is the ACS we're talking about here: NSF Revamps Data‑Sharing Policy. The attempted anti-sharing spin is just laughable. My coblogger Beth Brown got in the definitive word on FriendFeed: "Reading C&E News items on scholarly-communications issues is like watching a FOX News analysis of the Democratic Party. Good times."
- Open science now! Publishing your science paper is only half the job, says David Dobbs, and opensource.com gives us Barriers to open science: From big business to Watson and Crick.
- Linked data a cure-all? Not so fast. Why Linked Data is Not Enough for Scientists. But by all means let us remember The Power of Open Data.
- Useful! From the brand-new "dataists" blog: A Taxonomy of Data Science. And Alex Holcombe asks What should scientists have to say about where the data’s at?.
- Remember I taught y'all about authority control? It happens outside libraries, too: Scientists prune list of world's plants.
- Ambitious: The Future of Knowledge Organisation on the Web, a one day conference.
- Some sort of data-quality certification process may turn out to be one of the defining questions of my time: Trust no-one: errors and irreproducibility in public data.
Drop me a link here if you see something good!