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Review of my book: Information Today

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by Katherine Allen; From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0. Posted on July 29, 2013.

 

“As a librarian in a large pharmaceutical company, Hervé Basset has a perspective both on drug manufacturers and consumers of scientific information. In this book he aims to explore the profound changes that are currently affecting science communication, and the impact that the life sciences industry is having on our society. He draws parallels between the worlds of ‘big pharma’ and ‘big STM publishing’, since both face radical challenges from internet enabled consumers, and both have reason to be wary of the risks posed by new ways of working and communicating. As Basset points out, the two worlds are closely intertwined: “pharma customers represent 20 per cent of big STM sales … Similarly, big pharma is strictly dependent on scientific publishing for the research process, for the update of researchers’ knowledge and for the publicity of their products.”

Read the full article at:

http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=91020

 

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July 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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“From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0”: a nice review

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Maceviciute E. (2013). Review of: Basset, Hervé, Stuart, David & Silber, Denise From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0 : Semantic search and social media in the pharmaceutical industry and STM publishing.. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2012. Information Research, 18(2), review no. R479 [Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/reviews/revs479.html%5D

Some extracts:

First, I was surprised by the introduction, in which the similarities between commercial scholarly publishing and big pharmaceutical drug production were outlined. (…) . This was a perfect opportunity to find out what is happening at present.

Indeed, I could not have chosed a better source even if I was looking for it very deliberately. The book is about what it actually says in the sub-title: the present developments in how the pharmaceutical industry uses social media and semantic search and comparison of it with the situation in publishing in science, technology and medicine (STM). (…)

Thus, the changes in health behaviour with regard to the use of social media and the alternative movements in scholarly communication are explored to provide a wide social context for both industries and both technologies. Again a number of interesting parallels are discovered by the authors...

Secondly, I was impressed by the team of authors who worked on the book. Their knowledge of the subject and understanding of respective industries, the level of control of vast literature and information is very impressive. I would not call this a popular book as it concentrates on quite specific matters, but for those interested in these subjects it would be a useful source...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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Quote: “Blogging is existing, tweeting is connecting”

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Interesting findings given by several French students, about the power of blogging for young scientists:

  • The transmission of knowledge is a difficult task. You need to multiply the initiatives, and that’s where the blog plays an important role
  • PhD candidates have little free time, but it is probably the period in their careers when they have the most time to spend “informing the public
  • blogging is about sharing findings, sharing your work, and creating a digital e-reputation
  • Blogging also means improving one’s writing skills, editing speed, and scientific analysis, which are all valuable abilities when it comes to writing your thesis
  • If you write and publish online, make it so that you’ll be read. Post your articles on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. E-mail your texts to people likely to read them.

Read the full article from:

Science Blogs and Your PhD. A trump card for your scientific career; Available from: http://www.knowtex.com/nav/science-blogs-and-your-phd-a-trump-card-for-your-scientific-career_40002

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April 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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Information obesity and doctors

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one study found that a primary care physician would have to read 341 relevant medical journals and 7,287 monthly articles, equaling more than 627 reading hours per month, just to stay current on all medical literature. But who has time when you’re treating patients?

 http://catalyst.phrma.org/communications-breakdowns-in-the-scientific-community-and-how-to-fix-them/

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February 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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IFTTT: a wonderful tool to optimize your social presence

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A review by Information Today Europe:

IFTTT (also known as “If This Then That”) is a free web service accessible via www.ifttt.com. It allows users with an account to connect over 50 online and messaging services (channels) and automatically feed information and data between those channels. It can be an extremely useful tool for:

  • Drawing information together from a variety of resources
  • Sharing information across different networks
  • Managing information flows
  • Extending your reach and spreading your message
  • Backing up and archiving information and files
  • Creating timely alerts
  • Doing this all as quickly and easily as possible and in one place

Broadly speaking many of the channels can be broken down the following types (examples given):

  • Social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Bookmarking sites (Delicious, Pinboard)
  • Image sharing sites (Flickr, Instagram)
  • Blogging services (Blogger, WordPress)
  • Video and audio sharing websites (Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud)
  • File storage services (Dropbox, Google Drive)
  • Document collaboration services (Google Drive, Evernote)
  • RSS feeds
  • Email and messaging services (Gmail, SMS)

Read more on:

Green, Gary. Using IFTTT to connect and spread your message. Info Today Europe, online on December 21, 2012. Available from:
http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Using-IFTTT-to-connect-and-spread-your-message-86875.aspx

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January 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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5 reasons why you should buy “From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0”

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  1. You’ve ever wanted to know what “science 2.0” means
  2. You don’t know what is a “citizen scientist”
  3. You’ve never heard about the “Big STM”
  4. You’re more than confused with all these web 3.0, Science 3.0, Pharma 3.0, etc.
  5. And, at last, in December, Chandos is offering various discount (20% off) and some free shipping. See http://www.facebook.com/ChandosPublishing

 

 

From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0

Available at Chandos: http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=2767&ChandosTitle=1

and on Amazon bookstore: http://www.amazon.com/Science-2-0-Pharma-3-0-Pharmaceutical/dp/1843347091/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355255814&sr=1-1&keywords=basset+chandos

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December 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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November 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

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