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Re: Call for Linked Research

From: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:01:29 +0100
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <50D52C03-DFC2-4E44-A7A9-99F8010C7AB9@glasers.org>
To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Thanks Paul, I enjoy a good rant.
And very nice with RDFEasy and :BaseKB.

I have previously mentioned a few things that relate to all this.

In the world of academic publishing (as Paul well knows, Iím sure), there is an awful lot of activity and discussion on all these topics, going back to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Open_Access_Initiative and beyond.
I see quite a lot of this on various fora - for example the message below arrived just now on the JISC-REPOSITORIES list.
Those who want to look at all this further may like to review the archive or even subscribe:
(If you want an exciting life, press one of Stevan Harnadís buttons! :-) )

For what it is worth, I think there is at least a little of a consensus that the system has been driven by the entrenched interests of the publishers (hence PDF is considered ďsufficientĒ), not excluding the learned societies, and that many of them are being dragged into the more Open world rather unwillingly.
The researchers are really only pawns in this game, but with mandates and appropriate IT support their actions and culture can be changed.

And I agree with Sarven that it is a sad world in which LD/SW research outputs generally donít even eat the dogfood, never mind lead the Open Access world from the front.

OK, while Iím here, Iíll say I agree with Giovanni, that certainly in this area, just publishing data hasnít been enough.
As evidence, ePrints has been publishing Linked Data for all its archives for many years now.
And there are quite a few:
Apart from me (I have 24GB of ePrints-sourced metadata with ~200Mtriples), is there anyone actually consuming any of it?


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Brown, Josh" <j.brown@ORCID-EU.ORG>
> Subject: Reminder: ORCID and DataCite - Towards Holistic Open Research
> Date: 30 July 2014 12:29:34 BST
> Reply-To: "Brown, Josh" <j.brown@ORCID-EU.ORG>
> With apologies for cross-posting. Subscribers to this list may be interested in the following event:
> ORCID and DataCite: Towards Holistic Open Research
> Amsterdam, Netherlands: De Meervaart Conference centre
> Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CEST)
> Recognising and rewarding researchers for their work means connecting researchers to all their outputs, including datasets. Tools, systems and services to enable this are increasingly becoming a part of the fabric of open research.
> The ODIN project has been working since 2012 to link researchers to their datasets using PIDs in real-world research systems. The team have examined the landscape as it evolves with input from an international group of experts in the field and built practical tools to enable others to link PIDs.
> We would like to invite all those interested in research data citation, management, policy, evaluation and systems to join us for the ODIN project final event. We are delighted that additional context and experience will be provided by the keynote speakers for the day, Dr Merce Crosas, Director of Data Science at IQSS, Harvard University, and Dr Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA.
> You will be among the first to hear about our tools, findings and guidance and will have a chance to engage with the project team to understand how you can integrate and use PIDs. There will also be a dedicated technical session to address in depth technical questions.
> Collocated with the 4th Research Data Alliance Plenary in Amsterdam, the ODIN Final Event presents an opportunity to learn more about the state of the art in research data citation, mechanisms for attribution and referencing in Open Science.
> Registration for the event is free, and is now available at:
> https://odin.eventbrite.com
> We look forward to greeting you in Amsterdam!
> Josh Brown
> Communications Manager, ORCID EU
> j.brown@orcid-eu.org
> +33 782241468 (Mobile)
> http://orcid.org
> http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8689-4935
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