User talk:Andy Maloney/Open Science

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If you do not have an account with Open Wet Ware, you can obtain one from here. I would like to have people format their questions and comments in the following manner:

  1. Make a subheading with your name by typing in the following to the wiki:
    • ===Your Name=== This subheading will be your area where you can post new comments to or, update any comments that you may have previously posted.
  2. To make new comments, please use the following wiki markup to sign the new comment with a time stamp.
    • '''~~~~:''' The output of this looks like: Andy Maloney 12:29, 7 February 2011 (EST):.

If you are unfamiliar with how to use media wiki markup, please take a look at the following formatting article. If for some reason you are not willing to join the wiki, you can email me by following the link below.

In the email, please let me know if you would like to be anonymous or not. I would like to give attribution to those that comment but if you would like to remain anonymous, I will respect your wishes.

As much as I would like to keep my dissertation completely open and in the media wiki format, I will have to at some point format it to the guidelines dictated by my university. This will necessitate putting a final "snap shot" of the dissertation in a book format of which, all comments will have their own special appendix in each chapter.

Thanks for looking at my open dissertation!

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Steve Koch

Steve Koch 00:35, 28 March 2011 (EDT): As I've previously said, I LOVE this chapter. Just re-read it and noticed a typo. "site"->"cite" when you talk about instructables. I would just fix it, but I don't know how that syncs with your PDF now.

Steve Koch 01:53, 28 March 2011 (EDT): Here's a link to the UCSC preprint on arxiv http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.2225

Jean-Claude Bradley

Great write-up so far! Concerning the reference to SMIRP, it may be a bit misleading as written. It was a closed laboratory knowledge management system. It was by experiencing the limitations of a closed system that I was motivated to switch to open systems - first UsefulChem then the Open Notebook Science Solubility Challenge.

  • Andy Maloney 16:57, 29 March 2011 (EDT): That is a good point about the reference to SMIRP being misleading. I will fix it immediately. I should also point out that it was the SMIRP paper that led me to posting about the fluorescent Schlieren microscope (which was a dead project) since the paper basically inspired me to try and "post everything".

Carl Boettiger

  • Carl Boettiger 13:50, 29 March 2011 (EDT): Great write-up Andy, well written with inspiring examples. How have you sync'd this to pdf (as Steve refers to above)?
  • Andy Maloney 17:01, 29 March 2011 (EDT): I haven't figured out the best solution to this. I had a horrible time finding a program that converted wiki to LaTeX but I did find one. It wasn't perfect, but it got the job done for the most part. Once I get all the corrections from my committee, I will use another program to convert LaTeX to wiki and update these pages. This will be the "final" snapshot of the dissertation. I'm hopeful that these pages will never die in the sense that any new information that I obtain about this line of research, will get updated here. Thanks for looking!
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