[Molvis-list] Chemistry For All (Nature, Murray-Rust)

Gorga, Frank FGORGA at bridgew.edu
Wed Feb 20 14:54:34 EST 2008

Oh, the irony... 

The first link (to the Nature article) has this text near the top of the

To read this story in full you will need to login [i.e. pay for a
subscription] or make a payment (see right)."


Frank R. Gorga, Ph.D.
Dept. of Chemical Sciences
Bridgewater State College
508-531-2827 / fgorga at bridgew.edu

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Higly recommended, in the current issue of Nature 
(http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7179/full/451648a.html ): 
Peter Murray-Rust's ambitious and inspiring vision of the future of 
free exchange of, and wide access to scientific information, 
particularly in chemistry. The "emerging world of e-science or 
cyberscholarship" which "seeks to develop the tools, content, and 
social attitudes to support multidisciplinary, collaborative 
science". Many fascinating and promising initiatives are mentioned, 
including Blue Obelisk (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16711717 ) 
(http://blueobelisk.org ), an on-line community that encourages 
openness in chemistry, and the Jmol community. The article includes a 
screenshot of Jmol within the CrystalEye resource 
(http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/crystaleye/ ), which provides open data 
(http://www.opendefinition.org/ ) for crystallographic information 
and coordinates on chemical compounds. A number of exciting projects 
are mentioned, including DBpedia, greasemonkey, and the Nature 
Publishing Group-provided discussion forums for open science in the 
virtual reality world Second Life.

Eric Martz, Professor Emeritus, Dept Microbiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA US

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