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                                                                                                                                                                          Vol. 27 | Issue 8




         News
         Briefs                The Impact of Open Notebook Science
                                                                        culture of secrecy that permeates          And in the interests of openness,      experiment done in his lab freely
                                                                        research today.                        Bradley makes the details of every         available on the web. He doesn’t
         Squarespace                                                       So Bradley was determined                                                           limit this to just a descrip-
         Raises
                                  With Jean-Claude Bradley              to be more open. Since his                                                             tion, but he includes all the
         $38.5 Million
         in Funding                                                     collaborators were not of the                                                          data generated from these
                                                                        same mind, he severed his ties                                                         experiments too, even the
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                               by RICHARD POYNDER       |               with them and, in 2005, he                                                             failed experiments.
                                                                        launched a web-based initia-                                                              He named his new tech-



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                                       ean-Claude Bradley is an         tive called UsefulChem.                                                                nique Open Notebook Science
                                       organic chemist at Drexel           As the name implies, the                                                            (ONS), which he explains “is a
         International                 University in Philadelphia.      aim of the initiative was also                                                         way of doing science in which
         Coalition             As with most scientists, Bradley         to work in the world of useful                                                         —as best as you can—you
         Highlights            used to be very secretive. He kept his   science and, today, Bradley                                                            make all your research freely
         Broadband
                               research under wraps until publi-        makes new anti-malarial com-                                                           available to the public, and
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                               cation and frequently applied for        pounds. This is potentially                                                            in real time.”
                               patents on his work in nanotechnol-      very useful: Malaria kills mil-                                                           Unlike open access (OA),
                               ogy and gene therapy.                    lions of people each year and,                                                         ONS aims to make raw sci-
                                  However, he asked himself a dif-      since most of those people                                                             entific data (rather than
         CaseLogistix          ficult question 5 years ago: Was his     live in the developing world,                                                          published research) freely
         Sold to               research having the kind of impact       large pharmaceutical compa-                                                            available within hours of
         Thomson               he would like? He had to conclude        nies are disinclined to devote
         Reuters               that the answer was no, and this         much time to developing new
                          4    was partly a consequence of the          treatments.                     Jean-Claude Bradley                                           (continued on page 50)




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                               Library Services                         reach and capabilities without open-
                                                                                                                 Made in Heaven
                               by MICHAEL BAUMANN           |
                                                                        ing new branches or hiring new staff.    by BILL GREENWOOD   |
                                  Robots have become common-               One of the pioneering forces in li-
         ScienceDirect
         Celebrates            place in certain industries such as      brary automation is GoLibrary, the           Cloud computing may be head-
         Milestones            manufacturing. After all, automa-        invention of Swedish manufacturing       ing for the mainstream, and a big
                          6    tion increases speed, efficiency, and    company DISTEC AB. GoLibrary is          part of the push is coming from an
                               volume. Increasingly, librarians are     essentially a vending machine for li-    unlikely source trying to get back
                               looking to such technology to do         brary books, a drop box that files and   into the public’s good graces: the
                  
								
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