Peer Review and Science2.0

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on "Peer Review and Science2.0: blogs, wikis and social networking sites" as a guest lecturer for the “Peer Review Culture in Scholarly Publication and Grantmaking” course at Drexel University. The main thrust of the presentation is that peer review alone is not capable of coping with the increasing flood of scientific information being generated and shared. Arguments are made to show that providing sufficient proof for scientific findings does scale and...

UPenn Library Open Notebook Science Talk Jan2010

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents "Open Notebook Science and other Science2.0 Approaches to Communicate Research" at the University of Pennsylvania Library on January 21, 2010. The introduction covers recent examples of where the sharing of laboratory notebook information in chemistry on the blogosphere has been key to resolving ambiguous results in the traditional literature. Other examples illustrate the inability to assess contradictory data in the literature simply because insufficient...

Cheminfo Retrieval Class 8th FA09

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This is the lecture from the 8th Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on November 12, 2009. It starts with a demonstration of how to use of ChemSketch and Chemspider to display and manipulate chemical structures, especially those with complicated stereochemistry. Technical issues with using SMILES between the two platforms are addressed, as are optimization of 3D structures and inverting chiral centers. Microsoft Paint is used to process screen captures to images that...

Cheminfo Retrieval Class Six FA09

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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

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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...

Cheminfo Retrieval Fourth Class FA09

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This is a recording of the fourth class on Chemical Information Retrieval on Oct 15, 2009 at Drexel University. It starts with some tips on removing formatting from Wikispaces pages, the Drexel Cisco VPN client for accessing paid subscriptions off campus and how to link to a DOI. The first two assignments for the class are then described. The first involves summarizing each paragraph of an article and an option to use AcaWiki is demonstrated. The second involves filling in an FAQ for...

Cheminfo Retrieval Second Class FA09

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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