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Cheminfo Retrieval Class Six FA09

submitted by: jcbradley
This is the lecture from the sixth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 29, 2009. It starts with a review of some of the new questions answered by students from the chemistry publishing FAQ, which covers patent information and accessing electronic journals at Drexel. Tony Williams submitted a puzzle to resolve conflicting structures in ChemSpider, which is too difficult to be a regular assignment. It requires re-analyzing spectroscopic data in papers where...

Cheminfo Retrieval Fifth Class FA09

submitted by: jcbradley
The fifth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 22, 2009 started out with covering the new 3D structure viewer introduced recently at PLoS ONE to provide ideas for students doing a multimedia project this term. The current student answers to the chemistry publishing FAQ are then discussed. The reason for removing glatiramer acetate from ChemSpider is explained and a few databases (Wikipedia, PubChem, DrugBank) are visited that still contain the incorrect SMILES,...

Cheminfo Retrieval Second Class FA09

submitted by: jcbradley
This is a recording of the second class on Chemical Information Retrieval on Oct 1, 2009 at Drexel University. The first part involves technical details about using the Wikispaces site and the rest is an open ended discussion of topics relating to publishing in science and chemistry: primary and secondary/tertiary sources, Open Access, copyright and Web2.0

Creative Commons Licensing and Non-Creative Geographic Data

submitted by: spatial
Primer on Creative Commons (CC) Licensing, an explanation as to why traditional CC licenses are often inappropriate for use with scientific and technical data such as geographic data, and a suggested legal alternative for providing open access to such data.

Changes in Scholarly Communication and the Potential Impact on Biocuration

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submitted by: simont
Audio recording of Phil Bourne's plenary lecture at the 3rd International BioCurator meeting in Berlin, April 17th 2009. Slides are available from

Welcome to the Executive Seminar on Open Access

submitted by: elbaek
Bertil Dorch, University of Copenhagen open the Executive Seminar on Open Access at Copenhagen Business School