Bloggers are abuzz about the ScienceOnline'09 conference held in North Carolina. Alice Pawley at ScienceWomen has her first post liveblogging some of the event, focusing on a session about open access. She goes through basic definitions of different OA levels, as well as benefits of the model for scientists.
Meanwhile, James Hrynyshyn at Island of Doubt says the best part of the meeting for him was getting acquainted with new blogs, and at this post he lists his favorites.
And at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon discusses how using a standard such as OpenID might improve citation rates. "The issue of unique researcher identifiers has really emerged as absolutely central to making traditional publication work better," he writes. "Good citation practice lies at the core of good science. ... How then is it that we have no way of citing a person?"