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

shaw, kenna k.shaw at boston.nature.com
Tue Feb 26 13:09:13 EST 2008

Dear all,
I just wanted to thank Malcolm Campbell for making me aware of the fact that Dr. Murray-Rust's article that is mentioned in your recent posts has not been made available to everyone  (i.e access did require a login/password).  I have discussed this oversight with Phil Campbell at Nature and he has made it open.  If you go to the article now, it should be open for you.
I hope you find this helpful.  If there are other articles you need open in the future, please let me know and I will see what I  can do.
Kenna R. Mills Shaw, PhD
Executive Editor
Nature Education
k.shaw at boston.nature.com


	From: Eric Martz <emartz at microbio.umass.edu>
	Date: February 20, 2008 12:05:56 PM EST
	To: "molvis-list at bioinformatics.org" <molvis-list at bioinformatics.org>
	Subject: [Molvis-list] Chemistry For All (Nature, Murray-Rust)
	Reply-To: "Molecular Visualization, especially in education with freeware" <molvis-list at bioinformatics.org>

	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 <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 <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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