[open-science] IPCC report

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 3 11:26:58 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Joseph Mcarthur <
joseph.mcarthur.10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> What an amazing email to receive. Climate and health are close to my heart
> so would be amazing to see the OAbutton tool used for this.
> :-)

> I think in it's current format the tool may not be optimal for you
> unfortunately. BUT! Of course all our code is online, open, reuseable ext.
> I'd suggest what you could do is fork our repo and make a few minor changes
> (I think our basic infastructure could be very useful for you) to make it
> more optimal for you. One of our initial goals was to encourage and support
> people re-using the OAbutton tool for their own purposes, so keen to
> support.
> My guess is that it could be very close. (Daniel, if you don't know...)
OAButton is a bookmarklet and when you have a reference you want to read it
brings up a form and populates it and you then add manual stuff and click
it to report. I'd be surprised if we couldn't use JS to glue the bits

How long are you wanting this to take? We're under a lot of pressure
> already trying to get this main OAbutton tool out in time for Open Access
> week (doesn't look like we'll manage at this point - so please don't chat
> to much about this). I know one of our best developers, Andy (cc'ed) is
> very into climate and health stuff though and may be up for helping do the
> changes.

We don't want you to spend a millisecond longer . At present we'll see who
is interested in contributing. If none, no project. Else we need someone to
be the engine and maintain the primary resource (list of refs, and summary
of reports). Then we find out from you and Daniel what needs to be done.
Some Crowdcrafting apps are literally hours, I gather. My guess is that if
we have a driver then we can get inspiration from OAButton code - you
prepare the Google search. We will need to do the same. I think the
processes will be very similar. You populate your queries by communities
discovering problems - we shall feed problems into the community. Daniel
has software to do much of this.


> Thanks all,
> Joe

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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