[Open-science-nl] Fwd: [open-science] Science Source proposal

Egon Willighagen egon.willighagen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 09:52:43 UTC 2018

Hi all,

I am not sure if there are many people here that do not know Peter (he has
been an Open Science activist for over 20 years now) and I have had the
pleasure of working with him on many occasions...

Please have a look at his proposal and if you like it, please support it :)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [open-science] Science Source proposal
To: open-science <open-science at lists.okfn.org>, open-access at lists.okfn.org

I announced our ScienceSource proposal https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/Grants:Project/ScienceSource and we've had a lot of support from
Wikimedians. We'd now like to see support from an even wider community.

ScienceSource plans to create a unique collection of the most valuable Open
Access scientific articles - initially about 30,000. These papers will be
reviewed in a community manner so that both their values and content will
be moderated in an Open manner. In addition these papers will be semantic -
every technical term will be linked to its Wikidata (Wikipedia) entry,
using semantic technology (SPARQL). This will bring a new dimension to Open
Access, making it discoverable through Wikipedia (the largest Open knoledge
collection in the world and where most people find their Open science. We
hope it becomes the one-stop source for finding the most valuable scintific
and medical articles in a form where machines help you to understand them.

Wikimedia is very keen to see support from outside the community as well as
inside it. If you feel this is a good idea, just go the URL and leave a
message. This isn't committing you to anything - it's just showing
interest. Of course if you think you can either contribute or use
ScienceSource that's great.  If you've never edited Wikipedia before it's
simple - find the "edit" button to open the wiki - switch to the new visual
editor, add your message at the bottom. You can leave your name or be
anonymous - whatever suits. If you get it wrong, don't worry - wikimedians
or their bots will tidy it up.

This could be a bit leap for re-usable Open Access in the wider world,
including offline development.


On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 11:55 AM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> One of the problems of Open Access and Open Science is that most "public"
> scientific knowledge is still behind paywalls. Even when it is "Open
> Access" it is often difficult and time-consuming to search for. In practice
> citizens outside academia don't know of and don't use these sources and
> their first Open point of call is Wikimedia.
> In ContentMine (an Open non-profit company) we have worked with a
> Wikimedia grant to develop WikiFactMine (open dictionaries and open
> bibliography in Wikidata). We are now proposing to create a curated,
> annotated, resource of the most valuable articles in biomedicine. The
> initial value will be for WikiMedicine to support the reviewing process and
> for Wikijournals in editing and enhancing their publications. See
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/ScienceSource
> However a successful project will have wider implications and act as a
> focal point for discovering the most valuable, semantically annotated
> biomedical Open Access articles.
> Note that we require CC BY or CC BY-SA for these papers as other licences
> do not permit annotation and / or redistribution. We hope this acts as an
> argument for licensing papers as consistent with the Open Definition.
> If you are interested in suporting this reply here or leave a message on
> the project Discussion / Talk page.
> --
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dept. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069 <+44%201223%20763069>

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dept. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
+44-1223-763069 <+44%201223%20763069>

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