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

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 15:14:04 GMT 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Daniel Mietchen <
daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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,

That's exactly what I meant!

> 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.
> Malaria World gave us 70K references and the questions is how we establish
the Openness of them. We can start with Google and maybe intersect the
sets. Does google give a simple list of the 9000 papers?

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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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