[Open-access] Trying to index the malaria literature for BOAI-Openness - what has to be done paper-by-paper?

Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:09:06 GMT 2012


Just seen in
http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2012/03/13/sparc2012-a-manifesto-in-absentia-for-open-data/
:
"Our recent @ccess group is trying to index the malaria literature for
BOAI-Openness and it has to be done paper-by-paper"

I am not sure what PMR had in mind here that "has to be done
paper-by-paper", but albeit PMC / PMUK do indeed a bad job in
identifying papers by their licenses, Google does it fairly well:
216 PMC articles under CC0 are being brought up in search for "malaria"
https://www.google.com/search?q=malaria+site%3Awww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc+%22Creative+Commons+Public+Domain%22
as well as over 9000 under CC BY:
https://www.google.com/search?q=malaria+site%3Awww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc+%22http%3A%2F%2Fcreativecommons.org%2Flicenses%2Fby%22+-%22by-sa%22++-%22by-nc%22++-%22by-nd%22
(for further stats, see
http://wir.okfn.org/2011/07/14/a-wiki-approach-to-open-access-and-open-science/#comment-44
).

Of course, the relevance of these papers for Malaria World cannot be
established that way.



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