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JournalTOCS: new design

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Roddy MacLeod announces a new look and some new features for the best journals Table of contents service in the world…

JournalTOCs, the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) that contains 16,387 journals (including 2,140 Open Access journals) from 825 publishers, has been redesigned with more collaborative features…

The latest interface allows professionals to suggest a journal with a Table of Contents feed to be added to the service.
 
Other latest features of the new website include viewing journals by subject category and allows academics to see which journals are “subscription” (S) or “Open Access” (OA), and how many people are “following” a particular title.
 

Wonderful free service, with now a professional look!
http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/

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May 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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Science: social networks are overvalued

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Arroyo, S.S.
Networks for information exchange among scientists and scholars in the context of Web 2.0 [Redes de intercambio de información científica y académica entre los profesionales en el contexto de la web 2.0]
(2010) ACIMED, 21 (3), article in Spanish. 
Abstract
Social networks for information exchange among scientists and scholars, designed to deepen their ties in the context of Web 2.0 is the issue addressed in this article. Some of the major sites designed especially for science and technology, such as Nature Network, CT Sci NeT, Biomed Expert and Research GATE are featured.
The article also shows important aspects to be considered during the process of communicating scientific results. It describes the relationship between information organizations, in all its forms, and networks of social exchange, in an attempt to be closer and more present where actual and potential users are.
 
It warns about organizations that may overvalue the benefits of many so-called latest technologies and their inclusion in other types of networks whose effectiveness remains to be demonstrated.
 
 

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May 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

EasyBib: an iPhone App

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EasyBib, the web bibliography maker, announces the release on an app for iPhone.

Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com’s popular bibliography management service.

Accessible on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easybib/id436768184?mt=8

EasyBib:
http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/News/Internet-Resources/Cr%c3%a8me-of-the-Web—EasyBib-74926.aspx

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May 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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Conference announcement: ICIC oct. 2011 Barcelona

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Event Type: Conference
Location: ICIC 2011 Barcelona
World Trade Centre, Moll Barcelona, S/N
Barcelona, CATALUNYA 08039 ES
Price: ■699,00 € – Early Bird registration rate (before August 1, 2011) ■899,00 € – Standard registration rate (after August 1, 2011) ■
Website: http://www.haxel.com/icic/2011/meeting
Industry: information services
Keywords: Scientific Information, Patent Information, Research and Development, Online Searching, Intellectual Property, Databases
Intended For: Information Professionals, Content Provider, Publisher, Hosts, Patent Attorneys, Content Manager, Librarians,
Organization: Dr. Haxel Congress and Event Management GmbH

The International Conference on Trends for Scientific Information Professionals.

For those in the sci-tech world, sharing best practices, networking and evaluating trends have become matters of considerable importance, and the annual ICIC Meeting & Exhibition is the significant forum for this, attracting over 200 attendees from the main sci-tech companies and information, service or software providers.

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May 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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Social networking is a cool medical gadget

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For Medscape, Social networking belongs to the 10 most cool and useful medical gadgets.

Facebook has captured the imagination of the world, claiming 500 million active users, half of whom log in on any given day. You can be sure that plenty of physicians are among those masses. But where do you go when you want to discuss medicine or simply connect with other doctors?

LinkedIn, a business-focused networking site, has at least 100 million users worldwide, but there are several social and professional networking sites just for healthcare professionals, some of which offer secure communications suitable for colleagues who already know each other to discuss specific cases. (Medscape’s discussion boards are popular landing spots for physicians).

For patients, there’s an emerging field called participatory medicine. A group called the Society for Participatory Medicine defines it as “a cooperative  model of healthcare that encourages and expects active involvement by all connected parties (patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, etc.) as integral to the full continuum of care.” Patients facing serious health challenges have been flocking to sites such as Organized Wisdom and PatientsLikeMe.

Neil Versel. 10 Totally Cool and Incredibly Useful Medical Gadgets and Apps. Medscape News Today, Posted: 05/18/2011
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/742609

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May 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Social Media? YES but with human!

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University of Missouri researchers have found that utilizing a personal human voice when communicating online leads to much higher  user satisfaction ratings than impersonal communication

Perceptions of relationships with an organization seem to be significantly more favorable when the organization’s social networking page has a human presence rather than an organizational presence.

Levels of trust, commitment, and satisfaction from users all appear to be positively affected by the use of the human voice in social media.
Etc.

 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/225849.php

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May 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm

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SharePoint in Fortune500

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Microsoft is still claiming SharePoint Server as the fastest growing product in company history, which is very impressive coming from such a diversified software maker powerhouse.

According to Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) one in two corporations are now using SharePoint Server and in 22% of the companies, every employee uses this popular Microsoft collaboration tool.

SharePoint usage is widely spread due to its complex collaboration structure and its flexibility. From enterprise search, enterprise content management (ECM), Business Process Management, business intelligence, records management, archiving, Intranet/Extranet, file sharing to public-facing websites…

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May 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm

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