Archive for January 2011
The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced some improvments into its famous free database…
“GGA’s open source Bingo chemistry search engine will now be available for use on the ChemSpider website, enhancing the ability of users to efficiently conduct searches of the nearly 25 million chemical structures within the ChemSpider chemical database.
Bingo provides the next-generation, fast and efficient storage and searching solution for chemical information. It sets the industry standard in structure and reaction registration and retrieval, implementing state-of-the-art indexing algorithms within an underlying database server and making chemical searching fast and reliable.”
ChemSpider offers a structure-centric community for chemists to resource data. Offering access to almost 25 million unique chemical entities from over 400 data sources and by providing a platform for crowd-sourced deposition, annotation, and curation, it is the richest source of free integrated chemistry information available online.
ChemSpider delivers data and services to enable the semantic web for chemistry.
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Research Trends, the bibliometric newsletter published by Elsevier and based on Scopus data, has been moved to a nice new WordPress platform.
It offers a fresh look and some social features: ratings of articles, share into an impressive range of social tools (excpet into 2collab which is pretty funny for an Elsevier product!!), etc…
BioSumm is a flexible and modular framework which analyzes large collections of unclassified biomedical texts and produces ad hoc summaries oriented to biological information.
BioSumm is neither a traditional summarizer nor a extractor of dictionary terms. It is designed to be a summarizer oriented to the biological domain. Thus, its summaries have both the expressive power of the traditional summaries and the domain specificity of documents produced by a dictionary entry extractor.
The GUI interface is freely downloadable:
Update (31/01/2011): New address:
Comparison of PubMed and GS results for clinical topics in respiratory care.
“Our results suggest that PubMed searches whith the Clinical Queries filter are more precise than with the Advanced Search in Google Scholar for respiratory topics. PubMed appears to be more practical to conduct efficient, valid searches, for informing evidence-based patient-care protocols, for guiding the care of individual patients, and for educational purposes“
“GS is inappropriate as the sole alternative for clinicians. (…) For now, the optimal application of Google Scholar may be as an adjunct resource, for known authors and articles, or perhaps for initial searches to quickly find a relevant article“.
Anders, Michael E & Evans, Dennis P. Comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar literature searches. Respiratory Care, May 2010, Vol. 55, N°5, pp. 578-583
According this white paper, Networked Content is an emerging set of technologies and practices that holds the potential not only to transform the way content is managed, distributed and accessed, for the joint benefit of Publishers and their Audiences, but also to profoundly remodel the Information Industry in its next stage of growth.
From the perspective of Publishers, competition for the user’s attention has intensified during the past 10 years. The Internet has lowered the barriers to entry and also made it easy for custmers to switch their allegiance. Open Access initiatives (most notably in the Scientific, Medical and Legal domains up to now), while perhaps not a direct threat to subscription revenues, nonetheless today represent a significant 20% of peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in select fields.
These and other reasons have motivated Publishers to differentiate and add value to their information products beyond that offered by the raw content itself by investing in new options for managing, packaging and distributing them.
Mayer, Daniel. The networked Content Manifesto. White paper, Temis, January 2011. 16 p.
Free of charge at: http://www.temis.com/?id=56&selt=13
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- 25 billions of tweets in 2010
EasyBib is a web-based bibliography maker, designed by ImagineEasy and now supported by the library cooperative OCLC.
Pick-up your references from various sources (websites, books, articles, etc.), choose your citations format and import your bibliography in MS Word or in Google Doc…
Very intuitive… Might become a serious competitor of Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks etc.
A pity: the freemium version gives ads on the right side