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Hello, I am Sukhdev Singh from New Delhi (India). I blog here some of the issues, news, happenings and my Web findings on Information Science, Library 2.0, Web 2.0, Open Access and Medical Informatics.
Maximizing Research Impact Through Institutional and National Open-Access Self-Archiving Mandates
Information retrieval (IR) is the art and science of searching for information in documents, searching for documents themselves, searching for metadata which describe documents, or searching within databases, whether relational stand-alone databases or hypertext networked databases such as the Internet or intranets, for text, sound, images or data. There is a common confusion, however, between data retrieval, document retrieval, information retrieval, and text retrieval, and each of these have their own bodies of literature, theory, praxis and technologies.
Open access (OA) is the free online availability of digital content. It is best-known and most feasible for peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journal articles, which scholars publish without expectation of payment.
The Indian MEDLARS centre has designed a full text database of peer reviewed Indian biomedical journals from the year 2000 onwards. It currently contains 26 journals, and the number and coverage are likely to increase. Visit the database free of charge at http://medind.nic.in
The ISBN was originally developed as a 10-digit number, which for more than three decades has performed extremely well as a catalog number for books. However, the International ISBN Agency has determined that sometime in the not-too-distant future they will begin to run out of 10-digit numbers for publishers. Accordingly, in January 2007, the ISBN will be redefined from a 10-digit to a 13-digit number. ManaSystems are able to offer a number of conversion tools and API's to ease the transition by converting existing ISBNs to ISBN-13.
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
The community of library and librarian blogs is known as the biblioblogosphere
Having a basic knowledge of the terms and concepts of information retrieval should improve the efficiency and productivity of searches. As well, this knowledge is needed in order to follow current research efforts in biomedical information retrieval and text mining that are developing new systems not only for finding documents on a given topic, but extracting and integrating knowledge across documents.
The free Google Scholar service does as good a job as Thomson ISI’s science citation index for performing citation counts and could be used as a cheap substitute to the costly Thomson service, says a University of British Columbia professor.
Tiny computers that constantly monitor ecosystems, buildings and even human bodies could turn science on its head. Declan Butler investigates.
Science will continue to surprise us with what it discovers and creates; then it will astound us by devising new methods to surprises us. At the core of science's self-modification is technology. New tools enable new structures of knowledge and new ways of discovery. The achievement of science is to know new things; the evolution of science is to know them in new ways. What evolves is less the body of what we know and more the nature of our knowing
The bibliographic project will design and build an easy to use and comprehensive bibliographic facility within OpenOffice. It will be easy to use for the casual user, but will meet all the requirements of the professional and academic writer. The new bibliographic facility will utilise the latest open standards and will make the fullest use of emerging XML, XSLT, RDF and SRU/W technology.
There are many advantages of exposing metadata. If you want people to be able to find your content, then exposing your metadata in standardised ways makes real sense. This is equally true for data providers with content they wish to give away freely, and also for those who wish to charge for their content or restrict access to registered users.
A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.
The portal aims to bring together different groups working on web indicators, provide an network of information resources including leading edges of informetrics and web research in general, offer a platform for discussion and point to science policy implication of web indicator research.
Is podcasting just another over-hyped technology or will it develop into a permanent aspect of the Web? Also known as audio-blogging or blog-casting, podcasting is a combination of the words "broadcasting" and "iPod". Health professionals - and librarians - are beginning to educate themselves about podcasting and its applications in medicine.
semantical.org is designed to promote and advance the state of the art in the establishment of the commercial Semantic Web. Any efforts here conform to, and are guided by, standards adopted within the W3C Semantic Web standards initiative.
# Links are for use � the very essence of hypertext;
# Every surfer his or her link � the rich diversity of links across topics and genres;
# Every link its surfer � ditto;
# Save the time of the surfer � visualizing web clusters and small-world shortcuts;
# The Web is a growing organism
S. R. Ranganathan, considered by librarians all over India to be the father of library science, proposed five laws of library science. Most librarians accept them as the foundations of their philosophy:
These laws are:
1. Books are for use.
2. Every reader has his or her book.
3. Every book has its reader.
4. Save the time of the reader.
5. The library is a growing organism.