Science 2.0

needs cleaning up

This is for theoretical references, Information architecture is for my own project.

Scholarly HTML

Embedding citations in PDFs

Citations and blogs

Citations and wikis


I keep thinking that people pushing Open Access should think much more about the technical infrastructure, and how we can be not just “a free version of Toll Access journals” but _better_, how OA enables new things!

- we really need unique identifiers for articles. Trying to disambiguate citations based on text-parsing and guessing is not good enough anymore. we also need a Google Scholar which has an open unlimited API which every program could implement, and which is more accountable (the current one has amazing amounts of info but is a black box, and actively resists scraping etc) – I want to quickly see everyone who has blogged about a certain article. I want to make citation network graphs as easy as one can make graphs of a Twitter network…

Imagine a new service which offers citation metadata search, something like OpenLibrary, where people can contribute to improve citations, and there is an effort to disambiguate multiple versions of the same citations. WHere authors can claim their own citations and “curate” them (I'd want my articles to be cited properly). Where each article gets a unique, simple, human-readable key (what's wrong with scardamalia2006knowledge? better than 10013.4430.343.3!)…

The service would have an open unlimited API (and a web interface) allowing you to submit a citation (in BibTeX format or in text format), and it would return the unique citekey and the full canonical citation information. It would also accept a fingerprint of a file, either based on the exact bytes in the file, or a hash of the text (which can also identify preprints etc), and do the same.

This unique identifier can then be easily embedded in every kind of social media - there would be plugins for WordPress, MediaWiki, Wikipedia, etc. The service would also be “pingable” by blogs, whereupon it would parse the blog entry for citekeys, and add them to an index - afterwards anyone could quickly query the service for other webpages mentioning a given publication.

Imagine this system with the collaboration of DOAJ - which keeps full TOCs for thousands of journals? With OJS, which fuels thousands of OA journals - all articles should use these unique citekeys (and if the article didn't have a citekey already, the journal would submit the proof-read metadata and generate one)… With the collaboration of PLoS, DSpace, Mendeley, Zotero…

(Imagine the functionality this could unleash? “Show me the articles most cited by all the articles cited in this article” would take a second to calculate…”) researchr - platform for citation management and note taking - - Gmail


Being able to drag and drop citations from source lists in PDF or website to BibDesk, and have citation recognized and imported. Is it possible to embed different information in a PDF, and control what gets put on the clipboard depending on what application? What kind of content types do BibDesk accept? Would Skim have to be modified?

Chairs of Science 2.0

The organization team of the Science 2.0 Special Track consists of the following people:

Peter Kraker, Know-Center Graz (Austria)

Roman Kern, Know-Center Graz (Austria)

Kris Jack, Mendeley (UK)

Program Committee (preliminary)

Hendrik Drachsler, Open Universiteit Nederland (Netherlands)

Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Olivier Ferret, CEA Saclay Nano-INNOV (France)

Michael Granitzer, University of Passau (Germany)

Greg Grefenstette, Exalead (France)

Paul Groth, VU University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Daniel Lemire, LICEF Research Center (Canada)

Isabella Peters, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)

Jason Priem, University of North Carolina (United States)

Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany)

Katrin Weller, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)

Fridolin Wild, The Open University (UK) Science and the Web 2.0

are sumnotes - extract highlights from your pdf document