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[23 Dec 12: 13:20]
Inbox zero! I don't even remember the last time I could say that!

[06 Aug 12: 14:21]
Phew! Done with nine 20min oral exams, three more to go. To be continued tomorrow...

[14 Oct 11: 11:45]
Just received an email from a computer science student - with an AOL email address?

[03 Jul 11: 22:26]
Google citation alerts suck: I just found out by accident I rolled over h-index of 13 and 500 citations

[21 May 11: 18:14]
6.15pm: Does god have Alzheimer? No #rapture in Europe...

[01 May 11: 11:31]
w00t! Just been invited to present at OKCon 2011! #OKCon2011


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My library is already an open access publisher! Is yours?

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Posted on Wednesday 09 January 2013 - 15:06:15

How scholarly publishers could save themselves (but likely won't)

Scholarly publishers feel the heat, frantically struggling to preserve their threatened business model. More and more it seems they may be going the way of the music industry into irrelevance, when it would be so easy to...[more]
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Posted on Wednesday 06 March 2013 - 10:00:35

Science without journals: More evidence that journal rank is a poor predictor of citations

ResearchBlogging.orgIn response to my last post, Dwight Kravitz from the NIH alerted me to his paper on a similar topic: Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal. His paper contains some very interesting data,...[more]
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Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2011 - 11:37:48

Open Access taking off, part I: illusions

Open Access is really taking off these days, at least if measured by the number of people chiming in with opinions, visions and concerns. Today saw not only the ...[more]
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Posted on Thursday 17 January 2013 - 10:19:03

Libraries are better than corporate publishers because...

In the wake of the Elsevier boycott, some are asking if we should change our publication system and if so, how. In search for an answer to this question, I've been thinking about the best place to keep the works of acade...[more]
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Posted on Friday 17 February 2012 - 16:10:14

On 'adequate' peer-review
I'm starting to dig a little deeper into the recent