Ed Storms sent me ~1700 printed papers, in 9 boxes:
It is quite a haul. I have scanned or downloaded ~800 of them. It will take another month, I think. I am doing this to preserve the papers, and to help Ed who is moving and cannot take his physical library. Since I am doing all this work, I would like other people to benefit from it. People should discuss this and let me know what you recommend.
Plan A. The simplest way to share the library is to upload papers to LENR-CANR.org. I am doing that. I do not think I should upload all of them.
Plan B. Open the library to individuals with a password in a restricted folder at LENR-CANR.org. You ask me for access, and I issue a password. Alan Smith likes this idea. He suggested I call this The Edmund Storms Reading Room. I like that!
Plan C. I can change the program I use to generate the online index. I can add the Sci-Hub link to papers not on file. For example:
A Google programme failed to detect cold fusion -- but is still a success. Nature, 2019. 569: p. 599-600. https://sci-hub.se/https://doi…0.1038/d41586-019-01675-9
Tom Grimshaw is a by-the-book fellow who thinks I should not upload hundreds of papers without permission. I should not violate copyrights. I get that. In the past I have been very concerned about copyright violations. But it seems like a different world now that these papers are uploaded to Russia, Sweden and São Tomé and Príncipe. Sci-Hub has 88 million documents. The scientific publishers are having fits about this. I do not think they will trouble themselves about me uploading a thousand obscure papers, about a subject few people are interested in. The publishers are not going to make money selling reprints of these papers.
Those 88 million documents are available instantly, anywhere in the world. Worrying about copyright violations of scientific papers seems almost silly. It is a 20th century concern. I have mixed feelings. Partly, I agree with the Sci-Hub motto that "knowledge belongs to all mankind." Much of this research was done with government money. My tax dollars. I have a right to see the results, at no cost. Many researchers nowadays agree. Some agency grants say the authors must put the results online, available for free.
Anyway, I could use some help on this project. Especially from someone who knows about:
If you do not know what those things are, don't ask. You don't want to know. Yes, I am a programmer and yes I can read the instructions and figure these things out. Frankly, I am lazy. I would appreciate it if someone who already understands them would tell me how to use them.