Collaborative editor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A collaborative editor is a software application that allows several people to edit a computer file using different computers. There are two types of collaborative editors, real-time and non-real-time. Real-time collaborative editors allow users to edit the same file at anytime, including editing at the same time. Non-real-time collaborative editors do not allow editing of the same file at the same time. Non-real-time collaborative editors are similar to revision control system.
Creating Passionate Users: How to Build a User Community, Part 1
Encouraging a "There Are No Dumb Questions" culture is only part of the solution. What we really need is a "There are No Dumb Answers" policy.
RedOrbit - Technology - WEB 2.0 and Its Technologies for Collaborative Library Communication
WEB 2.0 and Its Technologies for Collaborative Library Communication
In one of the session there was comment that nothing is being done for "Open Access" movement in India. I feel this is incorrect. Lot of things are being done but by very few people. Yes, now we need to involve more and more people in this movement — LIS professional as
well as educators, researchers and policy makers.
A first step, I can think of is forming a discussion group. I know there are other groups as well — but these are mostly oriented towards LIS professionals. We never know what our target users feel about issues that may dear to us.
So a Group called "Open Access and Digital Libraries" has been created. If you are interested in Open Access, you are welcomed to join it.
The forum aims to promote and adopt Open Access principles for developing Digital Libraries which can be accessed by anyone. No intranets and no Login / Passwords — Simply Open Accessible."
Open-ILS.org is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), named Evergreen. It is being developed and maintained by the Georgia Public Library Service for use by the Georgia Library PINES Program, a consortium of 252 public libraries. This software can be downloaded for free, and anyone can contribute to development efforts.
Trip Database - For Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)- TRIP Database
TRIP Database, A for Evidence-Based Practice. Allowing users to easily and rapidly identify the highest quality evidence from a wide range of sources.
DLF-Aquifer Asset Actions Experiment: Demonstrating Value of Actionable URLs
Metadata records harvested using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) are often characterized by scarce, inconsistent and ambiguous resource URLs. There is a growing recognition among OAI service providers that this can create access problems and can limit range of services offered. This article reports on an experiment carried out by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group to demonstrate the utility of harvestable metadata records that include multiple typed actionable URLs ("asset actions"). The experiment dealt specifically with digital image resources. By having for all images a consistent set of well-labeled URLs (e.g., pointing to thumbnails, in-context presentations of images on data provider's Website, or medium and high resolution views), the service provider was able to insure consistent results across repositories of content from multiple institutions. With predictable retrieval, advanced features such as thumbnail result displays, image annotation and manipulation, and advanced book bag functions are possible. It was even possible to overlay for use with this widely dispersed content a locally developed digital object collector tool from the University of Virginia. Results illustrate the potential of asset actions and support the need for further work at the community level to define and model actionable URLs for different classes of resources, and to develop agreements on how to label and convey these URLs in concert with descriptive metadata.
The videos of the three presentations at the Transforming Scholarly Communication Symposium are now available online:
DLIST - Current Status of Open Access in Biomedical Field-the Comparison of Countries Related to the Impact of National Policies
Matsubayashi, Mamiko and Kurata, Keiko and Sakai, Yukiko and Morioka, Tomoko and Kato, Shinya and Mine, Shinji and Ueda, Shuichi (2006) Current Status of Open Access in Biomedical Field-the Comparison of Countries Related to the Impact of National Policies.
LearningSpace - OpenLearn LearningSpace - The Open University
OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.
Just read the following argument that Libraries are doing something illegal by sharing books:
What if book publishers started to sue libraries? at Torrentfreak
"..Yes, libraries! Libraries are evil, evil places. One single copy of a book, movie or music album is borrowed and abused by tens, if not hundreds of self-centred, ignorant pirates. Hell, they even have copiers in most libraries allowing pirates to copy every book on the shelves.."
The argument is flawed in comparing online services like Google with Physical Libraries. In the digital world a "copy" is transmitted from the server to the end user's client (Browser). However in Libraries, no "copies" are made. They are rather circulated. When no copies are made, Howcome copyrights are violated?
Information Wants To Be Free » Blog Archive » Internet Librarian Day 1: Using Ethnographic Methods to Know Your Users
.."They did a two year project to determine what undergraduates really do when they write research papers. They had a multi-disciplinary team including an anthropologist who taught the team about ethnographic methods. The findings from this would inform their Website design, instructional design, etc..."
Make your own headlines - Internet
Don't you wish headlines about starlets would disappear from the front page of the paper? Oh, you want to follow what's hot in Hollywood? Whatever your tastes may be, you can deliver only the best news to your desktop via Really Simple Syndication (RSS), by using a program called a newsreader.
The complete work of Charles Darwin
Site contains every Darwin publication as well as many of his handwritten manuscripts. All told there are more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images. There is also the most comprehensive Darwin bibliography ever published and the largest manuscript catalogue ever assembled. More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, descriptions of Darwin's Beagle specimens and important works for understanding Darwin's context.
DLF-Aquifer Asset Actions Experiment: Demonstrating Value of Actionable URLs
Metadata records harvested using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) are often characterized by scarce, inconsistent and ambiguous resource URLs. There is a growing recognition among OAI service providers that this can create access problems and can limit range of services offered. This article reports on an experiment carried out by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Aquifer Technology/Architecture Working Group to demonstrate the utility of harvestable metadata records that include multiple typed actionable URLs ("asset actions").
FreeTechBooks.com - Free programming and computer science books, ebooks and lecture notes
Lists free online computer science and engineering books and lecture notes, all of which are freely and legally available over the Internet.
Web Curator Tool
The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a tool for managing the selective web harvesting process. It is designed for use in libraries and other collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the web harvesting process.
Medical informatics has evolved over years as medicine learned to exploit the extraordinary capabilities of the electronic digital computer to better meet its complex information needs. The first articles on this subject appeared in the 1950s, the number of publications rapidly increased in the 1960s and medical informatics was identified as a new specialty in the 1970s.
Betas: MIT Libraries
The MIT Libraries are experimenting with new technologies to help make access to information easier.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Digital archiving gains new tool
A tool that makes it easier to gather and store digital archives has been developed by the National Library of New Zealand and the British Library.
Ten simple tips to make you an effective scientific writer
Ten simple tips to make you an effective scientific writer
Writely Help Center - If anyone with a Google Account can sign in to Writely, does this mean I can sign in with my Gmail account?
Gmail password and email address will work to access Writely.
What Is Needed to Educate Future Digital Librarians: A Study of Current Practice and Staffing Patterns in Academic and Research Libraries
Digital libraries are the future of academic and research institutions, and digital professionals will be required to have more breadth and depth of knowledge and skills across the dimensions of traditional library knowledge, technology, and human relations. Because of the complexity of digital libraries and digital library projects, professional education programs for digital librarians should provide not only technical skills and traditional library training, but also should place greater emphasis on management, including project management skills through practical experience of a digital project. In addition to the necessary technical skills, library professionals need to develop strong interpersonal and team-work skills.
E-LIS - Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?
Johnson, Richard K. (2006) Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?. The Journal of Neuroscience 26(37):pp. 9349-9351.
Larry Sanger makes his argument in four parts:
1. Thinkers of the world, start imagining.
..Tens of millions of intellectuals can work together, if they so choose...
..In the next year, by the end of 2007, every major university, library, museum, archive, professional organization, government, and corporation will be asking themselves with increasing urgency: how, using what systems and methods, can we pool the entire world's intellectual resources to create the ideal information resource?..
..Wikipedia, started only five years ago, now has millions of articles in over one hundred languages, and has nearly singlehandedly introduced the world's intellectuals to the possibilities of enormous collaborative efforts. It is a project that shouldn't work, but does--who could have expected such a radically open project to produce anything of value? But, by giving intellectuals the world over an open platform on which to work together, a clear task, and a simple interface, Wikipedia has shown a global audience what enormous, distributed knowledge collaboration can achieve. The work of the Wikipedians has astounded the world..
3. A new community and a new project: the Citizendium.
4. The way forward.
Here he describes his project - The Citizendium Project.
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning
Web site contains materials on topics released by various IITs and IISc till July 2006 and was formally launched on Sept 3, 06. The site will be updated every week and contents will be added as and when they are made available.
Volume One -
Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight
Report for the World Summit on the Information Society
Volume Two -
Connecting for Health: Global Vision, Local Insight
Report for the World Summit on the Information Society
Country Profiles 2006
Medical Library Association: Librarian's Guide to JCAHO Survey
Guide to help librarians on JCAHO accreditation process as it relates to libraries and information services.
Intute - the best Web resources for education and research
Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research.
Doc's prescription for tele-medicine
-- High investment required for telemedicine is one of the reason for its slow progress in India. Fortunately Internet has the potential to change all that and more, as it reduces communication costs.
--Majority of the telemedicine applications in India pertain to teleradiology, telepathology and telecardiology.
--However it is the concept of "social inclusion" which is more important than technology for the tele-medicine.
The 10 Avoidable IT Interview Flubs
as covered by eWEEK.com seems to be general in nature. Younger generation should avoid such interview flubs:
1. Late to the interview means late on projects and deadlines
2. Lack of enthusiasm means you don't care about your work
3. Little to no company knowledge means you lack research skills
4. Inappropriate dress translates to inappropriate work
5. Too negative is too much: Spells P-R-O-B-L-E-M
6. Arrogance or dominating the interview signals conflict on teams
7. Too quiet means you lack confidence in your work
8. Misstating qualifications means, well, you're a liar
9. Speaking only tech-ese means you won't work well with others
10. Not saying thank you is not welcome
LITA Blog » Blog Archive » Building the “next generation” library catalog
How to build the “next generation” library catalog, and to what degree will the process include vendor support and open source software?
Machine–assisted Metadata Generation and New Resource Discovery
As a whole libraries represent an increasingly impoverished community that is generally quite underserved by usually small, expensive and not terribly responsive commercial software and service vendors.
Official Google Blog: Exploring the scholarly neighborhood
Google Scholar result now also show related articles in its repository. A "Related Articles" appears next to each result.
Biomedical Digital Libraries | Full text | Three options for citation tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science
Researchers have an interest in finding citation information about a given article – both how many times the article is cited and who is citing that article. This may be for the completeness of a literature search, or perhaps to find how often his or her own publications are cited.
..Why should user interface designers be concerned with the user culture? There are several reasons why ethnography is of vital importance to good interface design..
Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
Article posits a definition and theory for "Library 2.0". It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as "Web 2.0" will have substantial implications for libraries, and recognizes that while these implications keep very close to the history and mission of libraries, they still necessitate a new paradigm for librarianship. The paper applies the theory and definition to the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies such as synchronous messaging and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes in how libraries provide access to their collections and user support for that access.
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - Library Photocopying
The Copyright Act at 17 USC S 108 provides a set of rules regarding library reproductions. In general, a library or archive open to the public (or whose collection is available to specialized researchers other than those affiliated with the institution) will not be liable for copyright infringement based upon a library patron's unsupervised use of reproducing equipment located on its premises, provided that the copying equipment displays a notice that the making of a copy may be subject to the copyright law.
Free Image and Video Hosting - Photo Image Hosting Site : Photobucket.com
Photobucket provides free video and photo sharing. Easily host and link your images and videos to social networks, auction sites, blogs, and message boards.
The Hindu : Sci Tech : Open access to research papers gets a boost
..Of what use are papers if they get locked up and are not widely and freely available? More so, if the research has been funded by the government..
|The reuse or "remix" of digital content is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Not a day passes in which there is not some new "mashup" or novel combination of data or services. Although many of these developments are faddishly entertaining, the potential for transformative development for teaching and learning is profound. (Is it too much of a vulgarization to argue that scholarship itself is a form of remix?) This session will provide an introduction to remix culture using two primary examples: 1) mixing Flickr and Google Maps and 2) mixing art imagery and data via the Scholar's Box, a tool that gives users gather/create/share functionality, enabling them to gather resources from multiple digital repositories in order to create personal and themed collections and other reusable materials that can be shared with others for teaching and research. Consider the longer term implications of remix for education and research and hear about a strategy for constructively engaging with remix culture: how we can educate the next generation of librarians to understand remixing and how we might make library content and services reusable to facilitate new educational and scholarly uses.|
|Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (2006) have predict that in year 2021 jobs like librarians don't will be there any more. This small movie is a satire about how two librarians in year 2021 got their revenge over the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies with help from a Super Blogger Girl.|
|Librarians Google to help students and patrons find information.|
Google exec challenges Berners-Lee | CNET News.com
A Google executive challenged Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on his ideas for a Semantic Web during a conference in Boston on artificial intelligence.
NLM Technical Bulletin, Jul–Aug 2006, MLA 2006: Meeting Remarks
..Remarks made by David Gillikin, Head, MEDLARS Management Section, National Library of Medicine at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Phoenix, AZ on May 22, 2006..
Innovate - Teaching Social Software with Social Software
Ulises Mejias examines how social software—information and communications technologies that facilitate the collaboration and exchange of ideas—enables students to participate in distributed research, an approach to learning in which knowledge is collectively constructed and shared.
How to easily get mp3 files from the web to your mp3 player - TechLifeBlogged
.."all you have to do is save the link to the mp3 file in your del.icio.us account and it will transfer to your mp3 player the next time you sync it to your computer"..
Library Juice » Wikipedia and Why Librarians Make Good Wikipedia Contributors
..standards for writing a Wikipedia article are similar to a reference librarian’s approach to answering a reference question..
Hesperian Foundation has made following books for free download:
Where There Is No Doctor
Where Women Have No Doctor
A Book for Midwives
HIV Health and Your Community
Helping Children Who Are Deaf
A factory worker's guide to organizing for safe jobs and healthy communities
A community guide to environmental health
Women's Health Exchange
OpenClinica is a web-based software platform for managing multi-site clinical research studies. It facilitates protocol configuration, design of Case Report Forms (CRFs), electronic data capture, retrieval, and management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA guidelines, and is designed as a standards-based extensible, modular and open source platform.
Basically, you can perform any task with RSS that requires search or information retrieval from a server. Automatically and repeatedly. I use this list to convince people to start using an RSS feed reader. There’s more to RSS than just weblog syndication and news aggregation.
Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology: Ten Rules for the New Librarians
..Use the 2.0 tools, not because it's cool, or any number of speakers/bloggers/librarian-geeks tell you to, but do it as one way to harness the collective intelligence of our profession..
2020 Vision - Idaho Library Futures Conference - Idaho State Library
Digital Natives are those individuals 24 years old and younger who have grown up with computers and the Internet since infancy. They have been characterized in the media as being very low users of library services.
DLIST - The Five Laws of Library Science
The First Law from S.R. Ranganathan's The Five Laws of Library Science, Madras Library Association, 1931. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (1892-1972) was a pioneer in the field of Library and Information Science. S.R. Ranganathan’s The Five Laws of Library Science, the main premise of which is "books are for use," is arguably the most influential work in LIS to date.
Scholar's Copyright Project | Science Commons
.."Author Addenda" - a suite of short amendments that authors attach to the copyright transfer form agreements from publishing companies. The Addenda ensure, at a minimum, that scholarly authors retain enough rights to archive their work on the public Internet...
T. Scott: Funding Open Access
"Many librarians seem happy to get on the OA bandwagon, as long as somebody else is going to pay. Take it from funding agencies, or take it from the research budget, or take it from a society's membership fees -- just don't take it from my budget! OA is a great and wonderful thing -- as long as somebody else is paying for it."
I have been using FLICKR for sometime now. Today I came to know about Photobucket.com. It also provides free photo sharing. In addition, it provides for video sharing - and in that sense it is better than FLICKR. You can link your images and videos to social networks, auction sites, blogs, and message boards.
In my opinion - Indexing and Open Access to Full Text of the journal content are the best ways to promote any journal.
DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » How Can Scholars Retain Copyright Rights?
..Scholars are often exhorted to retain the copyright rights to their journal articles to ensure that they can freely use their own work and to permit others to freely read and use it as well. The question for scholars who are convinced to do so is: "How do I do that?"..
.."In upcoming months, searchers may encounter options designed to lead them to additional Entrez resources. Currently, searchers can find a link on the Abstract display that will take them to a new version of that format."..
The Digital Road to Scientific Knowledge Diffusion: A Faster, Better Way to Scientific Progress?
The process by which science knowledge is spread is called diffusion. It is therefore important to better understand and measure the benefits of this diffusion of knowledge. In particular, it is important to understand whether advances in Internet searching – such as simultaneous, ranked searching of distributed digital collections made broadly available via the Internet – can speed up the diffusion of scientific knowledge and accelerate scientific progress.
Nothing Happens Really - -=( In Between )=-
"While a large number of new tools have appeared on the scene, like RSS feeds, semantic-web-like technologies and social software, not much has been done to redefine library information in local systems in order to make them globally useful".
Journal of Medical Internet Research - eHealth Literacy: Essential Skills for Consumer Health in a Networked World
eHealth Literacy: Essential Skills for Consumer Health in a Networked World
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using it's built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)
Came to know about CamStudio from The Distant Librarian: CamStudio - Free Screencasting Software Post.
Randy Charles Morin suggests Ten Steps to Professional Blogging
-Determine what you want to blog about
-Register a blog with Blogger
-Create a FeedBurner account
-Write 1+ blog entries everyday
-Read other blogs like yours
-Register for a del.icio.us account
-Leave 1+ comments everyday
-Register for an AdSense account
-Don't give up
-Check your stats and refine
TeamWork Live - Team Collaboration, Project Management, Group Communication, and File Sharing
TeamWork Live is a web-based application that makes it easy for groups to communicate, collaborate, and share information with each other.
WSJ.com - Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings
..Scientists and editors say scientific journals increasingly are manipulating rankings..
Technorati Tags: Impact Factor
blyberg.net » Addressing the permanence issue
..As libraries, we are far more concerned about longevity of data and content than commercial entities. The major difference being that when a company goes belly-up, they no longer care what happens to their data. They will either destroy it or sell it to the highest bidder where who-knows-what will happen to it..
Technorati Tags: WEB 2.0, Library 2.0
Official Google Blog: Happy Birthday, Google Earth
New version of Google Earth 4 is now available.
Interactive nature of Internet has offered scholarly journals to experiment with peer-review process. "Nature" for example is undertaking an open peer review trial. In this trial, authors whose submissions to Nature are sent for peer review will also be offered the opportunity to participate in an open peer review process. In this three month trial, authors can choose to have their submissions posted on a preprint server for open comments, in parallel with the conventional peer review process.
Now an Open Access Publisher - Public Library of Science is coming up with PLoS ONE . It claims to offer a new approach to the way that scientific research is communicated. It will “identify” papers that are technically sound and publish them “rapidly”. These will be presented for open and continuous review to whole scientific community. They believe that published papers are not some form of absolute truth but part of an ongoing discussion. Interestingly their PloS ONE site is subtitled “Open Access 2.0”.
BMJ also has been trying to answer problems of traditional peer review [see its editorial - Peer review: reform or revolution? Time to open up the black box of peer review. It also has a RAPID RESPONSES feature which enables readers to comment on published articles.
There are some extreme views also to do away the “Peer-Review” as such. In a pitch for Wikipedia Concept, Peter Frishauf [Are Traditional Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles Obsolete? A Pitch for the Wikipedia Concept, -Reguires Free Registration] argues, “ we depend on peer-reviewed articles in print and online. But is this method obsolete? And is there a better way? Traditional medical articles are often outdated before publication. Consider HIV, SARs, avian flu -- even hormone replacement therapy. They're not comprehensive: For any topic, we have to read dozens of articles to be informed. And bias is always present, regardless of peer review… Based on a radical new model of publishing, on Wikipedia nearly anyone with a Web connection can start or edit an article. Contributors must agree to write in neutral point of view (NPV). Opinion is fair game for deletion by the first Wikipedian who reads it -- typically within 30 seconds of publication.”
What ever it takes – the era of “Post-Publication Peer Review” has begun. I wish to call it “Peer-Review 2.0”.
SourceForge.net: myGrid e-science toolkit
myGrid: an e-Science toolkit for bioinformaticians, comprising Web Services that provide data and semantic metadata management, workflow and service discovery, and e-science process orchestration.
Hubdog :: Add RSS channels to your Pocket PC via IE or Firefox !
Hubdog Toolbar: generate Online and Mobile media channels by aggregating any content feed available on the web
.."The national academies' report points out that China and India combined graduate 950,000 engineers every year, compared with 70,000 in America; that for the cost of one chemist or engineer in the U.S. a company could hire five chemists in China or 11 engineers in India; that of the 120 $1 billion-plus chemical plants being built around the world one is in the United States and 50 are in China.."
LIScareer.com -- The Librarian & Information Professional's Career Development Center
.."The beauty of librarianship lies in its ever changing nature, and we must change with it."
Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Power Law of Participation
"..Patterns have emerged where low threshold participation amounts to collective intelligence and high engagement provides a different form of collaborative intelligence.."
"2006 has been called the "Year of OPML," and from the amount of attention it's been receiving lately in the blogosphere, that seems believable. OPML, which stands for Outline Processing Markup Language, is a way of describing collections of links to the Web as an outline".
Well are they suggesting Library 2.0?
BRICKS - Building resources for Integrated Cultural Knowledge Services
The BRICKS Community is the aggregation of a large community of users, composed of content providers, art professionals, and art researchers, as well as students, citizens, tourists, etc. in order to build a consensus, sharing knowledge and service on Digital Content.
"All research papers by faculty and students, MTech (Research) and Ph.D. thesis is to be self-archived in Dspace@nitr or it should be submitted to the librarian for archiving, so that others interested may benefit by referring to these documents. The Administration may
use this archive for assessment of faculty performance when needed."
OPEN ACCESS Special Issue of Research Information carries interviews of following experts on Open Access and its future:
- Martin Richardson, Oxford Journals
- Michael Mabe, formerly of Elsevier
- Robert Terry, The Wellcome Trust
- Steven Harnad, University of Quebec in Montreal and University of Southampton
- Tim Smith, Institute of Physics Publishing
- Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central
- Alma Swan, Key Perspectives
- Jens Vigen, CERN
- Leslie Carr, University of Southampton
Consensus is difficult in open-access debate it seems. Or the publishing industry fears lose of business?
InstantFeed - Feeds via your IM client can make you Big in Japan!
InstantFeed allows you to receive any web feed (RSS or Atom) via all major IM carriers including MSN Messenger, Jabber, AIM and ICQ.
Social bookmarking and tagging | indiamarks... where india bookmarks
indiamarks is a
service for the global indian community.
The Wisdom of Crowds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations