RE: Assistance please

From: Arthur Sale <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:37:45 +1100

I can do better than a phone call, Colin. I will be in Canberra with
my wife next weekend (arr Thurs late dep Sun). During the day I am
not available, as I am attending the national Ausglass Conference
(glass being one of my main hobbies and a source of minor
pocketmoney), and at the Canberra Glassworks am and the ANU School of
Art pm. We could either meet at the ANU after 5pm, or you could join
us for dinner on those days. I'm staying at Rydges Lakside. Does
either of these suit?


In any case my landline is 03 6247 1331, Mobile 04 1947 1331.


I don't see anything happening quickly either, but I'd like to get in
before anything does happen. If I don't send this off by Wednesday,
then it'll have to wait for Tuesday after Australia Day. I'll send an
amended version taking into account Stevan's comments. I'm working on
it now. Significant changes, and expanded, so may be better for you
to wait for that.




PS. I'd be happy to have Australian co-signatories.



From: Colin Steele []
Sent: Sunday, 20 January 2008 11:49 AM
To:; Stevan Harnad
Subject: RE: Assistance please




Just got back from the coast and a bit overwhelmed with emails, and
trying to finish off the big E-press, Open Access article for US.
Will try and look at this tomorrow and get back to you. I don't think
anything is going to happen too rapidly so maybe better to get as
"perfect as possible". What's your phone number as it may be easier
to ring you on this.






From: Arthur Sale []
Sent: Saturday, 19 January 2008 3:13 PM
To: 'Stevan Harnad'
Cc: Colin Steele
Subject: Assistance please

Stevan and Colin


I attach a draft copy of a paper I am preparing to send to the
Australian Minister for research assessment Kim Carr, the two
research councils, and maybe the Federation of Scientific and
Technological Societies (FASTS).


I am going squinty eyed rewriting and redrafting and looking up
source materials, so I am asking you Stevan if you would mind looking
at the rich metrics I have listed and editing/adding (I think Section
4). I am sure this stuff is at your fingertips.


To both Colin and Stevan, a list of suitable references would be
good, but not too many. I think selectivity is better than scattergun
here. I want focus on the concept. To get mandatory OA from an
Australian Research Assessment would be good!


Other comments are of course welcome, even criticisms of my approach.


Thanks in anticipation.


Received on Sun Jan 20 2008 - 01:41:26 GMT

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