Copyright©2009 Antony Williams
Cameron Neylon is one of my favorite scientists advocating Open Science. He is actively contributing to the domain by not only discussing what Open Notebook Science can deliver but actually getting down to the work and showing what it can deliver. He is actively at work supporting the UsefulChem Solubility project too. In a recent exchange about spectral data Cameron suggested that we provide the ability to “embed” data in a similar way to the manner in which YouTube videos can be embedded.
So, it’s time to rollout a capability that we set up a few weeks ago as new functionality. We have had a few beta-testers work with our “embedding” capability. So, why are chemical structures on ChemSpider like YouTube videos?
Well, it’s easy to test. You need to be a registered user of ChemSpider and login to get access to this capability. It’s free to register of course. Then, search/find the compound of interest and click on Embed, situated adjacent to the structure as shown below.
If you are embedding the structure into a blog post or online document that ChemSpider can link to then enter the title of that link and we will link from the structure record on ChemSpider and back to your blogpost/article.
then you will see the result shown here, a structure grabbed from ChemSpider and inserted into the page. For those of who who embed YouTube videos then you’ll see the similarity.Stumble it!