Archive for the ‘General Communications’ Category

A TERRIBLE implementation of Name Searching on ACS Journals   Leave a comment

Yes, I am a Williams. And THAT is an incredibly common surname. But I am an Antony Williams, notice no H in the name, i.e. NOT Anthony. In the field of chemistry there are not many of us around…a couple I know of, but not many overall. Google Scholar does an extremely good job of […]

Name disambiguation, ORCIDs and author IDs for Science Books   Leave a comment

Those of you who follow my blog will know that I am a fan of ORCIDs and it is great to hear that there are now over a MILLION ORCIDS issued! The sooner the better as far as I am concerned that I can start claiming all of my books and book chapters against MY […]

Posted November 18, 2014 by tony in Book Reviews, General Communications, ORCID

Converting Crystal Structures into 3D Printable Files   Leave a comment

We have been working with Vincent Scalfani from the University of Alabama towards supporting a community of 3D printing crystal structure enthusiasts. There is a listserv, [3DP-XTAL] hosted by the university of Alabama and if you would like to be added to the listserv, simply email Vincent at vfscalfaniATuaDOTedu. They are also in the process […]

Posted July 22, 2014 by tony in General Communications

What LinkedIn Contacts Think I Know…   1 comment

There has been a new capability on LinkedIn for awhile….the ability to add your judgments about people you are LinkedTo in your network. What this looks like is shown below. It’s been interesting to see what I have been “endorsed” for on my profile…   I would agree…I am a Chemist first, then an NMR […]

Posted December 26, 2012 by tony in General Communications

Google Scholar Citations continues to impress   Leave a comment

I continue be impressed with Google Scholar Citations. I receive regular emails, similar to the one below,telling me when papers are referencing articles I have authored/co-authored. In this case this article referred to a paper that I co-authored in 1996 while I was at Kodak….regarding silver-catalyzed cyclizations. I would not have expected a paper about […]

Posted October 17, 2012 by tony in General Communications

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Social networking tools as public representations of a scientist   Leave a comment

This is one of my presentations at the ACS meeting today in San Diego regarding how to use social networking tools to expose yourself as a scientist Social networking tools as public representations of a scientist The web has revolutionized the manner by which we can represent ourselves online by providing us the ability to […]

Adding SORD Database (Selected Organic Reactions Database) to ChemSpider   Leave a comment

As discussed over on the ChemSpider blog¬†we will soon be depositing data from the SORD databases (Selected Organic Reactions Database) onto ChemSpider. This will be done as two separate but related datasets until the SORD data source: Reactants and Products. If you don’t know what SORD is then who better to explain than Dick Wife, […]

The long term cost of inferior database quality   Leave a comment

One of the highlights of the past year has been my continued collaborations with Sean Ekins on the issues of data quality, modeling of data and the applications of mobile technologies. Recently our commentary on the long term cost of inferior database quality was published in Drug Discovery Today and is available online here.

Posted December 30, 2011 by tony in Data Quality, General Communications

Why am I suddenly so popular as a potential Open Access journal editor   3 comments

I have become SOOOOOOOOO popular as a journal editor for Open Access journals. In the past week I have been invited to be a journal editor for three separate Open Access journals. These are simply emails with sign up here, we are a popular publisher of Open Access journals and a “editors are encouraged to […]

Posted December 14, 2011 by tony in General Communications

An InChIkey Collision is Discovered and NOT Based on Stereochemistry   13 comments

InChI Strings and InChIKeys are very much the backbone of ChemSpider and have quickly become a way by which online databases are being connected online. The InChIKey is a hash of the InChiString and when the hash was adopted it was suggested that the likelihood that there would be a collision was very small, the […]

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