[open-science] [OKFN-EN] Crowd-sourcing list of learned societies and professional organisations in UK

Michelle Brook michelle at michellebrook.org
Wed Feb 25 10:48:37 UTC 2015

That's a great idea Steven - I've reached out a little to those in spaces I
know, but not been great at moving into discipline specific hashtags.



On 25 February 2015 at 04:56, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org> wrote:

> Have you considered gathering links on their online communities and
> hashtags?
> On Feb 24, 2015 12:50 PM, "Michelle Brook" <michelle at michellebrook.org>
> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> For Open Data Day, I started pulling together a list of UK based
>> professional organisations and learned societies in the UK with a view to
>> releasing this as open data when I've something vaguely organised and
>> tidied up.
>> There are number of motivations behind this. Firstly, no such list exists
>> - and I wanted to update Wikipedia and the like, secondly I want to make it
>> easier for individuals to find such societies. At present, professional
>> organisations with professional staff are much better at engaging with
>> academics and I hope to re-dress this balance slightly.
>> And when I have a half way sensible list, I will start exploring which of
>> the societies and professional organisations are involved in academic
>> publishing, as part of an ongoing interest in understanding the publishing
>> landscape better. However, to explore that, I needed
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1haSsyhY6bqjXJHIiCNaOCIqgCqmQqUVQEv55vewu93I/edit#gid=0
>> If anyone has any time, and fancies helping me add some postcodes or
>> websites to this google spreadsheet - please do! I'll get it tidied up as
>> best I can this week to release with an open license towards the end of
>> this month!
>> Thanks a lot!
>> Michelle
>> --
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