[open-science] Fwd: Scientists for open data and authors of Panton Principles named SPARC Innovators

Bill Hooker cwhooker at fastmail.fm
Tue Jun 22 20:48:25 BST 2010


Hear, hear!  Well deserved.

B.



On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:38 +0200, "Jonathan Gray"
<jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> Big congrats to all involved in the creating, supporting and endorsing
> the Panton Principles! ;-)
> 
>   http://www.arl.org/sparc/innovator/panton.shtml
> 
> Fantastic news!
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jennifer McLennan <jennifer at arl.org>
> Date: Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 7:41 PM
> Subject: [SPARC-OpenData] Scientists for open data and authors of
> Panton Principles named SPARC Innovators
> To: SPARC-OpenData <SPARC-OpenData at arl.org>
> 
> 
> For Immediate Release
> June 22, 2010
> 
> For more information, contact:
> 
> Jennifer McLennan
> jennifer [at] arl [dot] org
> (202) 296-2296 ext 121
> 
> Scientists for open data and authors of Panton Principles named SPARC
> Innovators
> 
> Washington, DC – Science is based on building on, reusing, and openly
> criticizing the published body of scientific knowledge. For science to
> effectively function, and for society to reap the full benefits from
> scientific endeavors, it is crucial that science data be made open.
> 
> That’s the belief of four leaders who have put forth a groundbreaking
> set of recommendations for scientists to more easily share their data
> – The Panton Principles – and who have been named the latest SPARC
> Innovators for their work.
> 
> The authors of The Panton Principles are:
> 
> •       Peter Murray-Rust, chemist at the University of Cambridge;
> •       Cameron Neylon, biochemist at the Rutherford Appleton
> Laboratory in Didcot, England;
> •       Rufus Pollock, co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation and
> Mead Fellow in Economics, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge;
> •       John Wilbanks, vice president for Science, Creative Commons,
> San Francisco.
> 
> The authors advocate making data freely available on the Internet for
> anyone to download, copy, analyze, reprocess, pass to software or use
> for any purpose without financial, legal or technical barriers.
> Through the Principles, the group aimed to develop clear language that
> explicitly defines how a scientist’s rights to his own data could be
> structured so others can freely reuse or build on it. The goal was to
> craft language simple enough that a scientist could easily follow it,
> and then focus on doing science rather than law.
> 
> The Panton Principles were publicly launched in February of 2010, with
> a Web site at www.pantonprinciples.org to spread the word and an
> invitation to endorse. About 100 individuals and organizations have
> endorsed the Principles so far.
> 
> “This is the first time we’re seeing diverse viewpoints crystallize
> around the pragmatic idea that we have to start somewhere, agree on
> the basics, and set the tone,” says Heather Joseph, Executive Director
> of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
> “The authors are all leading thinkers in this area – as well as
> producers and consumers of data. They each approached the idea of open
> data from different directions, yet with the same drive to open up
> science, and ended up on common ground.”
> 
> According to Pollock, “It's commonplace that we advance by building on
> the work of colleagues and predecessors – standing on the shoulders of
> giants. In a digital age, to build on the work of others we need
> something very concrete: access to the data of others and the freedom
> to use and reuse it. That's what the Panton Principles are about.”
> 
> To read the full June 2010 SPARC Innovator profile, visit
> http://www.arl.org/sparc/innovator.
> 
> The SPARC Innovator program recognizes advances in scholarly
> communication propelled by an individual, institution, or group.
> Typically, these advances exemplify SPARC principles by challenging
> the status quo in scholarly communication for the benefit of
> researchers, libraries, universities, and the public. SPARC Innovators
> are featured on the SPARC Web site semi-annually and have included the
> Optical Society of America, R. Preston McAfee; Harvard University FAS;
> student leaders; and others. SPARC Innovators are selected by the
> SPARC staff in consultation with the SPARC Steering Committee.
> 
> Individuals can nominate their colleagues as potential SPARC
> Innovators at http://www.arl.org/sparc/innovator/nominate.html.
> 
> For further information or to learn more about earlier SPARC
> Innovators, see the SPARC Web site at http://www.arl.org/sparc.
> 
> ###
> 
> SPARC
> 
> SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), with
> SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan, is an international alliance of more
> than 800 academic and research libraries working to create a more open
> system of scholarly communication. SPARC’s advocacy, educational, and
> publisher partnership programs encourage expanded dissemination of
> research. SPARC is on the Web at http://www.arl.org/sparc.
> 
> -------------------------------------
> Jennifer McLennan
> Director of Programs & Operations
> SPARC
> jennifer at arl.org
> (202) 296-2296 x121
> Fax: (202) 872-0884
> *******************************
> SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting
> November 8 & 9 - Baltimore, MD
> http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/09-0223.shtml
> *******************************
> Open Access Week 2010
> October 18 - 24. Everywhere.
> http://www.openaccessweek.org
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