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American Expat? You can vote today in Dem Primary!

  Are you an American who is living temporarily or permanently outside the USA?  You can vote in the Democratic Primary!  Even better, it is fast and easy, and you can do it today! It’s this easy: Join Democrats Abroad to get an ID number:  https://www.democratsabroad.org/join Download your ballot: https://www.democratsabroad.org/primary Fill...

Why I’m All In for Elizabeth Warren

  I’m all in for Elizabeth Warren because life in the US shouldn’t be like Snakes and Ladders — your lot in life shouldn’t be so heavily determined by luck. In the USA if you get bad luck (born poor, bad school district, get sick, get laid off, get arrested, etc) it is really really hard to recover.  In contrast, people who have really good luck...

Video of Open Repositories Keynote, and Thankful.

I just posted on the Our Research blog (I’m not blogging much there either, but a bit more than here) and wanted to cross-post the content here.  Partly because it includes a link to the video of my Open Repositories keynote, which I’m proud of :), and partly because I really do feel thankful and want to share the thanks in all the venues I have. Repost:...

Still time to submit to OR2019; I’ll be keynoting!

There is still time submit talk proposal for Open Repositories 2019, till January 16th.   It’s going to be in Hamburg Germany this year, and there are fellowships available for those with financial need. And I’ll be keynoting!  :)  Super looking forward to it…. repositories are at the center of so many exciting changes right now. Anyway, details below. ...

How to read and write to a google spreadsheet from heroku using python

Hi all!  This post isn’t about scholcomm or open science so won’t be of interest to most people who used to read this blog back in the day, but I’d kinda like to get back into blogging more and I’m deciding the way to do that is just start blogging more to get the habit back.  Fingers crossed.  :) Also, all the techies among us have benefitted enormously...

Open Science Beers Vancouver: Dec 2018

In Vancouver and love #OpenScience? Come meet up! Next #OpenScienceBeersYVR is coming up: Thursday December 13th at 6pm in Gastown: localgastown.com . Come hang out with #Scholcommlab, @Impactstory (meet our new team member!) and others! #OA #opendata “The Local” 3 Alexander Street, Gastown.localgastown.com 6pm See you there! :)

open science beers vancouver

Open Science Beers Vancouver has been declared! Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM The Lido 518 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1X5 organized by Ente Hbayar I’ll be there, come join us! Would love to meet everyone doing open science in Vancouver! Needless to say the beers part is optional, come even if you don’t want...

It’s time to insist on #openinfrastructure for #openscience

It’s time.  In the last month there’ve been three events that suggest now is the time to start insisting on open infrastructure for open science: The first event was the publication of two separate recommendations/plans on open science, a report by the National Academies in the US, and Plan S by the EU on open access.  Notably, although comprehensive...

Impactstory is hiring! Come work with us!

We’re hiring our first developer!  Until now all the code behind Unpaywall, Impactstory Profiles, Depsy, and everything else we’ve done has been written by Jason (mostly frontend) and me (mostly backend) (with design of both parts done by us together). But it is getting to be more than we can do ourselves, and we have money to hire, so we are really...

Where’s Waldo with Public Access Links

Five years of blog silence!  Good news: I’m not dead!  :)  Working hard on Unpaywall these days.  Making no promises about any additional blogging, but what the heck, feeling it today, so here goes :) Was digging into some publisher pages today, and I noticed a trend.  Links to Public Access author manuscripts that CHORUS says are publicly available...

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