Open science write-up round-up
September 10, 2008 5 Comments
As mentioned on FriendFeed, there seems to be some interest in creating a round-up of open science related content on the web, at least enough for me to attempt a first crack at it. Granted, it’s mostly because I’d like to follow this movement a little more efficiently (and because I’m drawn to organizing stuff – in principle).
While a blog carnival is a well-established format for this sort of thing, my impression is that it won’t fully capture the extent of what is being written about open science. There are definitely many blogs talking about open science, but there are also news articles, conference material, journal articles, and even FriendFeed threads that are relevant and add interesting angles to the discussion. So I propose a round-up of pretty much any kind of web writing or resource. Of course, this could turn out to be inappropriate; we’ll just have to see. Depending on how much new material appears how quickly, the round-up could be monthly, biweekly*, or weekly.
The plan is to put together a first edition and have it posted here by the end of next week (Sept 19 or thereabouts). Suggestions and submissions (your own writing or links to others) are definitely welcome. Please email** submissions to me at shwu19 at stanford dot edu; suggestions obviously can go in the comments here.
* biweekly = every 2 weeks. I had to look this up because I wasn’t sure which of “biweekly” and “bimonthly” was the correct word. Just in case anyone else has been confused by this…
** I first thought it would be okay to have people link to submissions in the comments. Then I realized that might half defeat the purpose of the round-up. ;)