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Ranking Institutional Repositories

(openaccess.eprints.org): Deposit mandates are necessary in order to generate OA content. It makes a big practical difference for success in reaching agreement on adopting a mandate in the first place that both institutional and funder mandates should require convergent institutional deposit, rather than divergent and competing institutional vs. institution-external deposit. The RWWR repository rankings would be much more helpful and informative if they gave a greater weight to the relative size of each institutional repository's content and eliminated multi-institutional repositories from the institutional repository rankings or at least allowed institutional repositories to be ranked independently on content vs links.
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Grassley Calls on NIH to Stiffen Ghostwriting Rules

(medpagetoday.com): Institutions receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health should be required to do more to police industry-sponsored ghostwriting of medical journal articles, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD. The senator -- a frequent critic of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and their relationships with academia -- also released a report on medical and scientific journal ghostwriting, compiled by Senate Finance Committee staff. Grassley is the panel's senior Republican.
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The Evolution of Social Networking

(knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu): Social networking tools such as Twitter and the emerging Google Wave web application are taking individuals and organizations to the frontiers of real-time communication and collaboration. The technology has the potential to make it easier to discover and share information, interact with others, and decide what to buy or do. But the key word is "potential": Social networking's evolution is still in its early stages. What makes the current crop of services more promising than those that came before? What are the obstacles to further progress?
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The Semantic Web, Linked and Open Data and Additional Related Resources

(wiki.cetis.ac.uk): The development of the Semantic Web has been a long running project championed by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It is built around his concept of the 'Web of data' which means moving on from the existing document centric view of the Web to a data centric one. In this vision of the Web, data and the relationships between data are key. Coupled with these ongoing Semantic Web developments there has also been growing interest in the related areas of linked and open data.
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Cyberattacks, Hackers and the Increasing Threat to Information Security

(knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu): Experts say the reality is that there are so many different potential suspects to worry about -- ranging from nebulous groups of hackers, to organized crime, to competing corporations, to nation-states and military agencies -- and frequently even the motives for the security breaches are unclear. This leaves victims and investigators alike wondering both who was behind an act and why. Investigators, however, are certain of one thing: that cyber attacks and the vulnerabilites facing business and society today are intensifying, and even approaching pandemic levels.
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