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

Gareth O'Neill - Eurodoc gareth.oneill at eurodoc.net
Sun Feb 18 13:06:37 UTC 2018

Hi all,

I am very interested in hearing more about this from the perspective of
Eurodoc and our associations.

Would it be possible to organise a Skype meeting soon with some of the
people behind the initiative?

All the best,


Gareth O'Neill
European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

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2018-02-18 10:52 GMT+01:00 Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen at gmail.com>:

> 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 :)
> Egon
> ---------- 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/wik
> i/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.
> P.
> 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
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069 <+44%201223%20763069>
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