Month: June 2007

Mindmashup: SPARC Student Video Contest

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) invites students to participate in Mindmashup: a video contest to illustrate the value of information sharing. The winner will receive $1,000, a public screening and a “Sparky Award”. Perhaps the Chemists Without Borders Open Chemistry position statement and initiatives such as Useful Chemistry could be a good …

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How Open Access Chemistry Helps Developing Countries

Excerpt from Peter Suber’s Open Access News blog, Sunday, June 17, 2007 – please see OA News for the links: Ales Fajgelj, Assuring Quality of Analytical Measurement Results: The IUPAC Role, Chemistry International, May/June 2007. Chemistry International is the news magazine of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Over the past 30 years …

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CA water worries

From The SF Chronicle: The Sonoma County Water Agency was directed by the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday to reduce its water diversions from the Russian River by 15 percent to protect the fall spawning of salmon. That order spurred Thursday’s restrictions, which will be implemented by individual water districts and other entities …

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