Peter Murray Rustwrites about Open Data on his recently inaugurated blog. His work in chemical informatics is well known and may be of interest to some readers.
However, I am drawn to write this entry by another small point. Having discussed the origins and uses of ‘open data’ as an expression, he suggests:
This impulse is not untypical; it seems to be a recognized way of establishing some shared understanding of a topic to write a Wikipedia article about it.
Incidentally, readers may be interested in his predictions for the future of chemistry communications (of interest to more than chemists), and his thoughts on scholarly publishing.
I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.
I was pleased to inaugurate the RLUK Digital Shift Forum, with a presentation on Pandemic effects and collection directions.
I was especially pleased to be kindly introduced by my longstanding colleague Robin Green, University Librarian at Warwick University, and current chair of RLUK.