Timo Hannay, The Scientific Paper of the Future, a slide presentation for the the Microsoft eScience Workshop at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, October 13-15, 2006).
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.