Originally published at: http://contentmine.org/2015/11/briefs-chris-hartgerink-licences-future-plans/
I wrote four blog posts on my normal blog (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr )last week and this is a link to them for those who primarily read the contentmine.org blogs. The first three were catalyzed by Elsevier banning Chris Hartgerink's research. Chris was using our software to mine the literature to look fo statistical irregularities (a valuable piece of research.) Elsevier banned him from doing it and his library has effectively supported this – at leat they have made no public comment
The problem could be avoided if Universities agreed not to sign restrictive contracts and I ask why they don't do this. I am still waiting for any library to reply – it's very disheartening to feel that libraries take the publishers' side rather that researchers, so please correct this.
And our application to Shuttleworth for a third year of funding.
which includes the video: https://vimeo.com/146552838
Thanks Peter, I have read the previous posts with pleasure. I have put the new ones on my reading list. Good to hear all the efforts you are making. I will likely have some updates soon as well.