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Navigating scientific resources using wiki based resources   Leave a comment

Presentation given at ACS New Orleans Spring Meeting There is an overwhelming number of new resources for chemistry that would likely benefit both librarians and students in terms of improving access to data and information. While commercial solutions provided by an institution may be the primary resources there is now an enormous range of online […]

Serving up and consuming community content for chemists using wikis #ACSPhilly   Leave a comment

Unfortunately I had to leave the ACS Meeting in Philadelphia but my colleague David Sharpe will be giving this presentation for me. I have made available a copy of the presentation on Slideshare here but also uploaded a narrated version onto YouTube. “Wikipedia has become the world’s most famous encyclopedia using as it’s platform the […]

Olympicene Now Has a Wikipedia Article   Leave a comment

The story about Olympicene was released earlier this week to great fanfare online. I discussed the details here. There has been so much press with comments made online on the websites of  Popular Science, Scientific American, BBC News, the Huffington Post and many others that I wondered whether it would be appropriate to suggest an […]

The Understanding Reporter from   Leave a comment

I get interviewed quite regularly regarding ChemSpider, my views on Open Data and data quality on the internet, as well as general comments about the chemistry data explosion online. So, when I was interviewed recently for the online article “Chemistry’s web of data expands” I was more than happy to give my thoughts regarding patent […]

Posted March 31, 2012 by tony in Community Building, WiChempedia, Wikipedia Chemistry

On the Accuracy of Chemical Structures Found on the Internet   Leave a comment

A poster presented at the ACS Meeting in San Diego with the UNC Chapel Hill group… On the Accuracy of Chemical Structures Found on the Internet The Internet has been widely lauded as a great equalizer of information access.  However, the absence of any central authority on content places the burden on the end-user to […]

A YouTube Cartoon Movie for ScienceOnline2012   2 comments

I have previousloy blogged on “Why are pornstars more notable than scientists on Wikipedia?”. It created a wave of comments and feedback, some on blog, a lot more off-blog. One of the results was a Xmas project that resulted in ScientistsDB that I discussed here. I’ve been watching a number of amusing videos that have […]

Why are pornstars more notable than scientists on Wikipedia?   57 comments

I’m a BIG Wikipedia fan. It is one of my favorite sites, our 9 year old twins have spent many hours on the site with me, and I have personally spent a lot of time, including Christmas, curating chemistry on Wikipedia. I like what Wikipedia has achieved, have willingly contributed articles, but also enjoy a good […]

Fill in the #Wikipedia Survey and Help Our Community   Leave a comment

Over on the Academic Productivity blog Dario has discussed “Why do scientists (not) contribute to Wikipedia?”. This has pointed to a survey that is one that any user of Wikipedia, especially a scientist, should fill in. “A survey has been launched by the Wikimedia Research Committee to understand why scientists, academics and other experts do […]

Posted February 16, 2011 by admin in Wikipedia Chemistry

Presentation at European Bioinformatics Institute   Leave a comment

Last week was quite the trip to the United Kingdom…hit by the flu that put me into bed without a voice for an entire day and then gave the rescheduled talk the next day feeling a little beaten up. The talk discussed the recently conducted survey of public domain databases that I initiated last week […]

Finding the Structure of Vitamin K1 Online   1 comment

You would think that finding the correct structure of Vitamin K1 online in public domain resources would be an easy exercise. But not so fast. Using the assertion that the chemical structure is correct in the Merck Index, and then wandering through CAS’s Common Chemistry to validate this assumption, this short movie takes us through […]

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