.."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.