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Thoughts about technology, government 2.0, open data, collaboration, libraries and scientific publishing.

Updated: 2017-03-24T09:49:56-04:00


rapid access to scientific results including Gates Foundation open access journal


The Gates Foundation will be launching its own open access journal, Gates Open Research. "a platform for rapid author-led publication and open peer review of research" The Gates Foundation joins the Wellcome Trust in launching this approach, and they...

Chief Science Advisor in Budget 2017


Canada's Chief Science Advisor and associated office get a mention in Budget 2017. Budget 2017 proposes to establish an annual budget of $2 million for the Chief Science Advisor and related secretariat. There's some additional text but nothing substantially beyond...

LIGO Open Science Center as a model for communication and engagement


I am really impressed with the work that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration has done to demonstrate the possibilities of open science communication and engagement. The LIGO Open Science Center includes the following elements: data, including usage...

Wikipedia pages created


Here are some of the Wikipedia pages I have created. You can get this information when logged in to Wikipedia on the Contributions page, by checking "Only show edits that are page creations". Or construct the URL February 21,...

Many preprint services


Preprints have long circulated in some disciplines. As the science publication and rewards systems evolve to permit greater use of preprints, the number of discipline-specific preprint services continues to increase. The two best-established ones are: (physics including particularly astrophysics...

NRC jobs - Manager, Enterprise Architecture


National Research Council Canada Ottawa, Ontario CS-4, bilingual imperative CBC closes December 20, 2016 This is a continuing position. Apply at the bottom of the job poster Education Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or Information...

Ontario Chief Science Officer


In the Ontario September 2016 Mandate letter: Research, Innovation and Science it provides some information about the Chief Science Officer (CSO): Defining the role of the Chief Science Officer to lead the government’s efforts to advance both basic and applied...

Can't Code There From Here


December 5-11, 2016 is Computer Science Education Week, and thus also the main Hour of Code week. Hour of Code used to be pretty straightforward, back in the day. You just got access to the computer and then That was...

Canadian National Chief Science Advisor competition announced


Canada's Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan has announced the competition is open for the position of Chief Science Advisor (CSA) to the Canadian government. Applications can be made through the Governor in Council appointments process. Closes January 27, 2017. The...

Every Blog Its Reader


I did a keynote in 2008 where I said "Every web resource its machine reader", reinterpreting Ranganathan for the computer age. I want to look back on how we almost built an ecosystem of information for human and machine readers,...

obtaining the answers to Written Questions in Canadian Parliament


MPs can submit written questions. So far in the current session (42nd Parliament, 1st session) there have been over 500 written questions submitted. You can find the list of all questions for the current session in Status of House Business...

Parliamentary Committee Meeting permalinks


On the Parliament of Canada website links to committee meetings are usually given using document IDs. The problem is that if the meeting is amended (which happens often), they are creating a new document ID, and the previous document...

Job - CIO of NSERC and SSHRC


As Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) as well as its Departmental Security Officer (DSO), the CIO provides vision, strategies and leadership in the provision and transformation of Information...

NRC jobs - Chief, Federal Science Library


National Research Council Canada Ottawa, Ontario LS-5, bilingual imperative CBC closes August 22, 2016 This is a 2 year term position from the date of reporting. Apply at Working closely with library teams across seven departments and agencies, you...

IT, innovation, science and more - Gov of Canada 2016 consultations


Many Government of Canada consultations are underway. This post is updated as they close and new ones are announced. Innovation - unknown deadline including Global Science Excellence ideas Fundamental Science Review – closes September 30, 2016 Government of Canada [Information...

Open Science in Canada's 2016-2018 Open Government Plan


Following a consultation, the final version of Canada's 2016-2018 Open Government Plan for the Open Government Partnership has been released. This includes a commitment on open science, the second Canadian plan to have such a commitment. Commitment 14: Increase...

LIBER 2016 conference livestream


Livestream information direct link (requires Flash) login as guest The stream started on Wed June 29, 2016 at 13.00 local [Finland] time (EEST, +3 GMT) = 6am Eastern time and completed at 8am Eastern time. I have made...

meta: end of Technorati tags


Way back in 2006 Typepad added Technorati tagging to blog posts. I used this as a way to add tags that I didn't want to make full categories, most recently a lot of Twitter hashtags. However, Technorati was acquired by...

Innovation Strategy consultation in Canada


the Government of Canada will focus on six areas for action: promoting an entrepreneurial and creative society supporting global science excellence building world-leading clusters and partnerships growing companies and accelerating clean growth competing in a digital world improving ease of...

consultation on draft 2016-2018 Open Gov Action Plan for Canada


The Government has launched the final consultation phase on the 2016-2018 Open Government Action Plan, Canada's third plan for the international Open Government Partnership. You can provide feedback to the draft plan by commenting on the page or by...