Paleonet: A reply to an Open Letter in Support of Digital Data Archiving

Ross Mounce rcpm20 at bath.ac.uk
Mon Mar 28 17:41:00 GMT 2011


Dear Jon, (with apologies to all fellow PaleoNet-ters)

I would much prefer to have debate out in the open, on the Internet,
where everyone can have their say and everything is recorded for
prosperity (~ archived) BUT since PaleoNet subscribers may not have
necessarily subscribed to hear us argue the tiniest details of data
archiving, I shall refrain from making any more comment on this issue
here.

(However, if anyone else wants to express their opinions on this matter,
as always I encourage this.)


I'm not entirely sure what benefit a verbal debate in Bristol will have,
for either of us, or the wider-community, but if I have time, I'll try
and be there for it.


Warm regards,


Ross

 
 


On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 17:12 +0000, jonathan antcliffe wrote:
> Dear Ross,
> 
>  
> 
> I’m afraid that rather than choosing to answer any of my points
> substantively and move the debate forward you have just quoted me out
> of context on numerous occasions. I suggest that now we wait for the
> opinions of others to come forward rather than us getting in to a
> quibble via email. This is why we invited you to come and discuss this
> with us at Bristol.... so that we can move this entirely sensible
> project forward but in a way that is constructive rather than
> combative.   
> 
> 
>  
> 
> I would like to also fully endorse the points made by Lucy Muir and
> Joe Botting, in particular that many of the powers demanded by the
> open letter already reside with editors and that there is no obvious
> case for handcuffing their professional judgement in this matter which
> by necessity will be subtle and case appropriate.   
> 
> 
>  
> 
> Kind regards
> 
>  
> 
> Jon
> 
>  
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Dr. Jonathan Antcliffe 
> 
> Royal Commission Research Fellow
> 
> Department of Earth Sciences
> 
> University of Bristol
> 
> UK
> 
> 

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