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What Does It Mean to Be a Science Librarian 2.0?

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The author, a Computer science librarian in the U.S., gives a good and wise feedback of several years of new technology testing, etc. at last, sometimes, old fashioned tools such as newsletters serve better the end-users he concludes….

A Science Librarian 2.0 should be a person who is experimenting with new technologies as they come along. But we also need to retain a healthy dose of skepticism. Many tools are hyped way beyond their ability to deliver a service that is essential. So we need to thoroughly evaluate whether a new tool is appropriate for our workplace and will help further our mission to deliver services to our patrons

Read more: http://www.istl.org/09-summer/article2.html

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Written by hbasset

September 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Posted in InfoPros, Science 2.0

Scopus on YouTube!!!

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In last June, Elsevier has launched Scopus TV on YouTube, presenting short videos which mix marketing speeches with end-users testimonials.

Scopus TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScopusTV

A same channel for ScienceDirect: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceDirectTV

Written by hbasset

September 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Many companies are in denial about information overload

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Here below, an interesting article on this well-known phenomena, with a list of direct impact on organization productivity.

Some extracts:

Researchers now say that the stress of not being able to process
information as fast as it arrives – combined with the personal and
social expectation that, say, you will answer every email – can deplete
and demoralise you”

“There are even claims that the relentless cascade of information lowers
people’s intelligence”

“Most organisations unknowingly pay a high price as individuals struggle
to manage the information glut. For one thing, productive time is lost
as employees deal with information of limited value”

“Another set of problems involves the constant interruptions we face,
whatever the value of the content”

“Another eerily familiar, if rarely articulated, consequence of
information overload is now receiving attention from researchers: the
delay in decision-making when you don’t know whether or when someone will answer an email”


Read more: Paul Hemp, The Guardian, Online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/sep/24/information-overload-email-blackberry

Written by hbasset

September 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Information

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6 slides and 1 minute…

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to understand the basics of Science Intelligence

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September 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Posted in SI: Definition

WoS Vs Scopus (again!)

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A non-objective (because done by an Elsevier guy) comparison of scopus
Versus WoS

 http://www.slideshare.net/galih5/web-of-science-scopus

Written by hbasset

September 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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Science Intelligence published on Knol.Google

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The concept of Science Intelligence (SI) in Science can be compared with Business Intelligence for Economy. SI can be defined as a combination of Technics, Methods and Tools used by an organization to watch its scientific environment, in order to maintain its level of knowledge and to face various challenging issues. It includes process of gathering, analyzing, storing and diffusing the information. It is about making a science company more innovative, more efficient, more compliant and more competitive

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Written by hbasset

September 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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Science Intelligence soon in Research Information!

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In its next issue, the best european magazine for Info Pros will publish an article on my blog, according the editor Sian Harris…

Coming soon!!!

Keep an eye on: http://www.researchinformation.info/ 

Written by hbasset

September 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm