19 April 2007

Open Scientific Communication

Not exactly the snappiest name for a blog (they probably wanted to use something witty like "opendotdotdot", but it was taken). Nonetheless the eponymous blog is welcome:

This blog was set up by members of the Euroscience working group on Open Access chaired by Hélène Bosc. Euroscience is a grass-roots organisation open to research professionals, science administrators, policy-makers, teachers, PhD students, post-docs, engineers, industrialists, and in general to any citizen interested in science and technology and its links with society. It represents European scientists of all disciplines (including social sciences and the humanities), in the public sector, universities, research institutes as well as business and industry.

This blogs covers subjects that are wider than just open access to scientific papers, ranging from open acces archiving to open licensing and terms of use.

I do wonder about that domain name, though.... (Via Open Access News.)


Bill Hooker said...

Their title now reads "Opening scientific communication" -- which is, if anything, worse. And "eurOPENscience"? Argh.

And I do hope -- see today's entry -- that it's not going to be another zone of Harnadian domination-by-sheer-bloody-volume.

But yes, all new voices are welcome. It's getting pretty loud out here, in what was a wilderness not long ago!

Glyn Moody said...

Well, the good thing about Harnad is that it's hard to overlook him, which at least ensures some visibility for the ideas he espouses.