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New Features in PubMed

NLM Technical Bulletin, May–Jun 2006, Technical Notes
.."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."..


Online Reference Services for L.I.S.

Online Reference Services for L.I.S.


Jookster - Search, Find, Share
Discover fresh web content through social networking!

Diffusion of Science

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.


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My Trading Card

Originally uploaded by esukhdev.
Hey this is me!!


How to build the best paper airplane in the world

Paper airplane - How to build it

Top technology trends in libraries

LITA Blog » Blog Archive » Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA 2006; “Sum” pontifications


Business group chat: Campfire
Campfire lets you set up password-protected web-based chat rooms in just seconds.


MarkaBoo :: better bookmarks for everyone
MarkaBoo makes it easy organize your data and share it with others.
Space for
photos, videos, podcasts
and your blog

Orkut Invitations

Hello, I am member of ORKUT Community. Please let me know by send an email [esukhdev AT gmail DOT com] if you need an invitation for it.


Handbook of Medical Informatics - Web Site

eHealth Literacy

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



RapidShare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RapidShare is a One-click_hosting. The site operates from Germany and is financed by Google AdSense and by the subscriptions of paying users. It also claims to be the world's largest in its scope.


CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software
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.

Steps to Professional Blogging

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 account
-Leave 1+ comments everyday
-Register for an AdSense account
-Don't give up
-Check your stats and refine



Google now testing Web Photo Albums

It’s all about the photos

Impact Factor Manipulations - Science Journals Artfully Try To Boost Their Rankings
..Scientists and editors say scientific journals increasingly are manipulating rankings..

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Web Capture

Web Capture (Library of Congress)

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WEB 2.0: Addressing the permanence issue » 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..

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Wikipedia and Academic Use

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Wikipedia Founder Discourages Academic Use of His Creation

OOo Label Templates 1.0

OOo Label Templates 1.0 | oss4lib

Hazards of the New Online Collectivism?

Edge; DIGITAL MAOISM: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism By Jaron Lanier


arc90 lab : tools : Unobtrusive Sidenotes
Unobtrusive Sidenotes is a simple mix of Javascript and CSS that makes it ridiculously easy to incorporate sidenotes into your web pages or blogs.

Plays of Shakespeare on Google Books

Explore Shakespeare with Google


Peer-Review is Dead – Long Live “Peer-Review 2.0”

Before an article gets published in a traditional scholarly journal – Print or Online – it undergoes a quality-check process called Peer Review. But this process does have some drawbacks. First one is that it is time-consuming process. Which adds to the delay in publication. Such a delay could be very significant if research results could be used to immediate problems – for example ‘avian flu’. Second drawback is that it could add to the “biases” as quality control is in the hands of two or three peer-reviewers.
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”.

myGrid: an e-Science toolkit for bioinformaticians 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.

BlogStreet India

Found a directory of Indian Bloggers.

Innovative Practices to Connect Every Book, Its Reader

Information Visualization: Innovative Practices to Connect Every Book, Its Reader


IndiBloggers - Index of Indian Bloggers Came to know about this from Mohamed Taher. However does not seem to be comprehensive as His and Mine blogs were not there in the list.


Pligg Beta
Pligg is Web 2.0 Content Management System (CMS) unlike any other existing CMS. Pligg's Web 2.0 user interface gives your visitors a reason to come back to your site by making them decide on the site's content and giving them the chance to social network.


Web 2.0 List

DiTTES.iNFO BLOG » Most Comprehensive Web 2.0 List

Hubdog Toolbar

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

How Long Will America Lead the World?

Zakaria: How Long Will America Lead the World? - Leadership and Innovation -
.."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.."

Your ignorance will not protect you

The User Is Not Broken but Your System could be and Your ignorance will not protect you.


Funny Video

I like it!!!

Changing nature of librarianship -- The Librarian & Information Professional's Career Development Center
.."The beauty of librarianship lies in its ever changing nature, and we must change with it."

Social softwares - Power Law of Participation

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.."

Library Mashup Competition

Thing-ology (LibraryThing's ideas blog): Library Mashup Competition

Diigo is about "Social Annotation"

Diigo - social annotation and social bookmarking

LibX Firefox extension

The FRBR Blog»Blog Archive » LibX Firefox extension

Year of OPML

Top 10 Sources
"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".

Cool on a Budget - Library 2.0?

Online Cool on a Budget by Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens explains how new online tools make it easy and cheap for letting your library show its best side and appear as dynamic. They suggest libraies to try blogs, Flickr,, Google Maps and building wikis. Further libraries can use social networking plateforms like MySpace or Facebook.

Well are they suggesting Library 2.0?

Linking UK Repositories

Digital Repositories Programme



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.

Congratulations NIT Rourkela (India) for having OA Archiving Policy

Congratulations NIT Rourkela (India) for OA Self-Archiving Policy.
"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."

Online journals publishing practices - ALPSP Survey

"The market for online journals is still in a process of development and experiment; it is only ten years old. Publishers are still grappling with the implications of migrating from a print to an online publishing environment." Academic journal publishers' policies and practices in online publishing - Second Survey, 2005. -ALPSP