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Adventures in public data.
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PMID:  22017861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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This article contains the slides and transcript of a talk given by Dan Zaharevitz at the "Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future" symposium held at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry on 2011-01-19. A recording of the talk is available on the University Computing Service's Streaming Media Service archive at http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1095515 (unfortunately the first part of the recording was corrupted, so the talk appears to begin at slide 6, 'At a critical time'). We believe that Dan's message comes over extremely well in the textual transcript and that it would be poorer for serious editing. In addition we have added some explanations and references of some of the concepts in the slides and text. (Charlotte Bolton; Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge) EDITORIAL PREFACE: The following paper is part of a series of publications which arose from a Symposium held at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Peter Murray-Rust. One of the motives of Peter's work was and is a better transport and preservation of data and information in scientific publications. In both respects the following publication is relevant: it is about public data and their representation, and the publication represents a non-standard experiment of transporting the content of the scientific presentation. As you will see, it consists of the original slides used by Dan Zaharevitz in his talk "Adventures in Public Data" at the Unilever Centre together with a diligent transcript of his speech. The transcribers have gone through great effort to preserve the original spirit of the talk by preserving colloquial language as it is used at such occasions. For reasons known to us, the original speaker was unable to submit the manuscript in a more conventional form. We, the Editors, have discussed in depth whether such a format is suitable for a scientific journal. We have eventually decided to publish this "as is". We did this mostly because it was Peter's wish that this talk was published in this form and because we agreed with his notion that this format transmits the message just as well as a formal article as defined by our instructions for authors. We, the Editors, wish to make clear however that this is an exception that we made because we would like to preserve the temporal unity and message of this set of publications. Insisting on a formal publication would have meant losing this historical account as part of the thematic series of papers or disrupting the series. We hope that this will find the consent of our readership.
Authors:
Dan W Zaharevitz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cheminformatics     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1758-2946     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cheminform     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2012-11-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101516718     Medline TA:  J Cheminform     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. zaharevd@mail.nih.gov.
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