This seems to be a better technique for evaluation of science in developing countries. The 'impact factor' based scientometrics does not help much. Impact factors are calculated using 'Web of Science' database. Which has poor representation of journals from developing countries.
Blog 'Design, Seo, Blog Marketing Tips' carries a small but interesting post on using Social Media to expose yourself for employment.
- You can write a 'Resume Blog'
- Post your resume in form of a video at YouTube
- Use a powerful networking tool - LinkedIn
- You can also post a profile on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace
Can't say how effective such tools would be in India. However I had been recently offered a position in an ' online greeting messages' company through scrap on my Orkut profile. Linkedln also appears to be a promising tool.
A tale of two citations : Article : Nature is about duplicate articles in MEDLINE.
.."most unethical practices involve substantial reproduction of another study (bringing no novelty to the scientific community) without proper acknowledgement. If such duplicates have different authors, then they may be guilty of plagiarism, whereas papers with overlapping authors may represent self-plagiarism. Simultaneous submission of duplicate articles by the same authors to different journals also violates journal policies"..
Open Students is a new blog started by students for students. "We’re changing the way that research is disseminated. We are Open Students" their tag line - says it all.
Made a quick search on 'copyrights' - it showed both the Act and "cites by x judgments" in the search results - somewhat as given below:
Section 52 in THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957
[ View Complete Act ]
... copyright or unless such alterations and omissions are reasonably necessary for the adaptation of the work to the records in question; (k) the causing of a recording embodied in a record to be heard in public by utilising the record, (i
[cited by 2 judgments] - [write about this in forums]
Impact of Web Searching and Social Feedback on Consumer Decision Making: A Prospective Online Experiment | Lau | Journal of Medical Internet Research
.."This research demonstrates that while health care consumers can improve the accuracy of their answers to health care questions after searching quality online resources, their confidence in answers is not a good indicator of the answer being correct. Further, consumers who are not confident in their answers after searching are more likely to be influenced to change their views after feedback with other consumers’ answers"..
Medical News and Health News Blog » Battling Potential Disease Outbreaks Online: Public Health Surveillance In Real Time
.."Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine have found that automated electronic medical laboratory reporting (ELR) improves both the completeness and timeliness of disease surveillance, significantly bettering the odds of stopping the spread of disease. Their study appears in the February issue of the American Journal of Public Health"..
.."Google.org aspires to use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease. In collaboration with experienced partners working in each of these fields, we will invest our resources and tap the strengths of Google’s employees and global operations to advance five major initiatives"..
Thomson Scientific Tagging Researchers: ResearcherID.com
Thomson Scientific has opened up a new web service called ResearcherID.com that allows researchers to establish their own identities and, with some restrictions, to identify their writings.However only the Web of Science subscribers would be able to make best use of it.
If this happens - popularity and power of Google platform would boost the realization of open source science dream.
Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World's Most Popular Open Source Database
.."Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration"..
After popularity of Social Networking Platforms like Orkut – number of special networking platform are coming up every day. BioMedExperts - http://www.biomedexperts.com - is one of them. It is especially meant for Biomedical Researchers.
According to Dallas Morning News Libraries' computers are also used for Viewing hard-core pornography by library users. There is not specific law in Dallas to prevent it. However it does empowers the staff to terminate access to anyone whose usage is not within the scope of library's mission.
According to a report in EducationGuardian.co.uk a study led Dr Ian Rowlands, libraries must move with the digital times or risk becoming irrelevant. Generation (1990s onwards) which has been brought up in the digital and Internet environment requires easy and simplified access to evaluated Internet resources.
Deja vu A study of duplicate citations in Medline -- Errami et al. 24 (2): 243 -- Bioinformatics
.."Duplicate detection via analysis of citations at submission time can be performed by journals now using the eTBLAST tool on the web"..
JeromeDL - e-Library with Semantics
.."With JeromeDL's social and semantic services every library user can bookmark interesting books, articles or other materials in semantically annotated directories. Users can allow others to see their bookmarks and annotations and share their knowledge within a social network. JeromeDL can also treat a single library resource as a blog post. Users can comment the content of the resource and reply to others' comments and this way create new knowledge"..
L.J.Haravu, Trustee of Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management announced that NewGenLib is now Open Source. NewGenLib is an "Integrated Library Automation and Networking Solution. Modules: Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Serials Management, Circulation, Administration, OPAC, and Reports".It also allows creation of institutional open access (OA) repositories compliant with the OAI-PMH.
The open source binaries and source code can be downloaded from http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/newgenlib. Installation notes and manual for Linux and Windows are also available.
Be careful to search for a domain name, it could go as you search. Here is a well illustrated post:
Domain Search Means Domain Registration at Network Solutions : Codswallop
Tuberculosis 2007 - A Free Book on latest research findings, diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis
Amedeo Challenge | Tuberculosis 2007 - Official Announcement
.."As a physician or scientist, try not to miss the train of free medical information! Let people around the world benefit from your knowledge and experience. Remember: The spirit of science is to share information"..
Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?: Scientific American
"Science 2.0," which describes how researchers are beginning to harness wikis, blogs and other Web 2.0 technologies as a potentially transformative way of doing science.
Bruno Giussani - http://www.lunchoverip.com/ - and Ethan Zuckerman - http://www.EthanZuckerman.com/blog - has written a document on basic tips on blogging conferences. The document "Tips for conference bloggers" is available in two formats - 6 pages (PDF 485 KB) 3 pages booklet format (PDF 370 KB).
This document is out of their experience of blogging conferences. I am trying to sum up these tips the way I understood.
Start with a fully charged laptop battery and locate yourself where you do not distract other participants. Have name of each speaker with talk title ready from programme schedule.Extract a mini-biography of speaker from introduction and net along with links to his / her work and affiliated institution. It would be better if you can provide links to speaker’s personal homepage, relevant section of organizational homepage, blog, relevant books and articles written by the speaker and videos if any used by the speaker. For key speakers have a photo (pre-formatted for web) ready.
If you are writing directly online on blogging platform then save your post as draft frequently. If you are using a text editing software ensure that you have proper links later on the blogging interface. Give in mind that you are capturing a commented summary of the talk and normally 20 lines should be enough for a 20 minutes talk. In case your are quoting the speaker – ensure that you do it correctly. You will have to use narratives to compensate for the lack of context for people not present at the venue. Tag the post with standard conference tag and name of the speaker along with other tags. Try to publish your post with 10 minutes of the speech otherwise you may not able to enjoy the conference itself. Mistakes (except for typos) in published posts should be acknowledged and corrected by "strike-through". Collaborate with other bloggers by dividing up the speeches or perspectives and cross-link each other. You can always elaborate your posts latter on by giving links to original ones.
MyDocHub.com - Your Online Health Community - Review and Rate Your Doctor Experience
.."MyDocHub is an online health community for you and your friends to anonymously review and rate your doctor"..
Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux, Macintosh and Windows
Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.
What's Needed in 2008: Serious Newsroom Cultural Change by Steve Outing.
.."What we'd like your magic wand to do, news industry people kept telling me, is change the culture at our company and in our newsroom, because it's holding us back and ensuring our ultimate failure"..
Entrez and BLAST: Precision and Recall in Searches of NCBI Databases
.."Different types of result sets that can be expected from using different search programs and settings. Also, some unexpected results indicate that the default search settings are not optimal for all searches; an important aspect of searching which information professionals should remember and communicate to researchers"..
"See a Need, Fill a Need"
.."A recent study indicates a lack of training opportunities for bioinformatics researchers at U.S. universities. Messersmith et al. (2006) reviewed 239 U.S. university web sites to assess the availability of bioinformatics workshops. Their study focused on training sessions developed and delivered by personnel from campus bioinformatics centers, librarians, or other campus units. Of the 239 universities, 121 universities had medical schools. This study found that only 72 (30%) universities offered introductory and/or advanced workshops. Fifteen of those were provided by libraries; 13 out of the 15 were institutions with a medical school. With regard to the number of institutions in which libraries provided workshops, it should be noted that this number (15) excludes workshops (e.g. "NCBI Field Guide") that may have been hosted by the library. This is a notable fact, knowing that many librarians first efforts to provide bioinformatics training is often through making arrangements to host the "NCBI Field Guide"..
Wikia - Search has been launched and is available for searching. Wikia's concept is based on feedback from the users. They admit that results would be bad to start with. But they expect them to improve rapidly in coming weeks. It unique feature would be "miniarticles" which will appear at the top of the search results.
Association of Research Libraries :: ARL Releases Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Joint Task Force on Library Support for E-Science has released its final report, an "Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries,"
Add Custom Watermark to Images, Free. Protect Your Photos and Images - PicMarkr
PicMarkr lets you to add custom watermark (image or text) to your images online and free.
Stephen's Lighthouse: 30 Library Technology Predictions for 2008
.."The DRM wars are just beginning. Open Access rules for government information will expand. The RIAA will suffer loss of financial strength (especially after strongman Valenti's passing) as members rebel over the high cost of RIAA dues and lawsuits against tweens and their own shrinking margins. Suing customers is rarely a good strategy"..
Carpe Diem: Establish an Institutional Repository for Your Organization | LLRX.com
..Institutional repositories can useful for academic libraries as well as law firm, court and corporate libraries. Depending upon the type of library that you are in, rationales for initiating an institutional repository may differ. Since reputation rankings are a major concern in academia, academic librarians will likely be particularly interested in a repository's potential for increasing exposure of its faculty scholarship. Court, law firm and corporate librarians may be more interested in the archival functions of an institutional repository..
LIS Future:A Library Mentor and Leadership Development Wiki - LIS Future
..Wiki is designed to be a collective resource for library mentoring and library leadership ideas, programs, and tools for current and aspiring directors or department heads as well as for students and new librarians preparing for leadership positions..
A Video showing Mr. Bean in Library as expected.