Archive for the ‘Science’ Category
- Jonathan Rees’s Recommendations for Independent Scholarly Publication of Data Sets are available from the Science Common’s reading room 
A Slashdot post reports that Physical Review Letters (PRL) will reconsider its copyright policy, which currently does not allow authors to submit material to Wikipedia that is based on their published work. This happens after Jonathan Oppenheim and co-authors asked for a modified right agreement that would allow them to contribute to Wikipedia. Instead of agreeing, PRL withdrew acceptance of two articles. After protests against this decision, PRL plans to review its copyright policy at a meeting in May.
A post on Slashdot reports that Google will soon offer free storage for massive scientific data on http://research.google.com/. Alexis Madrigal mentions more details in a post on Wired. Pimm’s post on the same topic displays the device to send data on slide 10/16. Google seems to plan to collect data by shipping hard drives.
Maybe I’ll try with the 8 GByte micro-CT data set of a human vertebral body, which we published in 2005. Or is is too small for Google?