The Community Speaks

by twoblueday These three posts run the gamut from exuberance to wonder to doubt to reconciliation: A Breakthrough In Taxonomy?: So Much For Taxonomies: Taxonomies Again — What Behavior Do We Want?: [Via A Journey In Social Media] They describe the process of creating taxonomies for a group of communities, an attempt to create some […]

Well, Science 2.0 must be the next full release after Science 1.5.b13, right? Not quite. It takes its lead from applying Web 2.0 approaches to scientific research. So, what is Web 2.0? In 2005, Tim O’Reilly described in detail what he meant by Web 2.0. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion on […]

Open science 0.9 beta

by Wolfgang Staudt The science exchange: [Via Science in the open] How do we actually create the service that will deliver on the promise of the internet to enable collaborations to form as and where needed, to increase the speed at which we do science by enabling us to make the right contacts at the […]

Paul’s Principles of Web 2.0

by aussiegall Web 2.0: Building the New Library [Via Ariadne] Paul Miller wrote this over 2 years ago but it amply describes the effects of new approaches will have on an area that lives by dispersing information. It is not the technology that will make a difference. It is an attitude, one that is almost […]

Change 2.0

by josef.stuefer 6 Drivers of Change: [Via] There were discussions at the ‘Innovation:Change Happens’ panel during the the Newspaper Association of America and American Society of News Editors Capital Conference 2008. Several elements were were found to be common in the change experience: • The need for a crisis or some kind of “burning […]

Openness helps everyone

Bursty science depends on openness: [Via Science in the open] Image via Wikipedia There have been a number of interesting discussions going on in the blogosphere recently about radically different ways of practising science. Pawel Szczesny has blogged about his plans for freelancing science as a way of moving out of the rigid career structure […]

A YouTube Video

TGIF: Davidson Seamount: [Via Deep Sea News] Read the comments on this post… I’ve been fiddling around with the formatting for the YouTube videos. Looks like it is working. This is an excellent example of what can be done to spread science around. Nice graphics and an interesting story. Technorati Tags: General, Science

Science in the open

by jeffpearce Progress toward Public Access to Science: [Via PLoS Biology: New Articles] PLoS Chairman of the Board Harold Varmus applauds the newly enacted NIH public access policy as a positive step toward ensuring greater access to and better use of the scientific literature. This very nicely discusses some of the recent changes that are […]

Teaching science

by Vik Nanda Rethinking Outreach: Teaching the Process of Science through Modeling: [Via PLoS Biology: New Articles] How can we get high school students interested in science? Here is a program that matches students with researchers, with the purpose of building a physical model of the protein being investigated in the lab. What an outstanding […]


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