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STM Social bookmarking and Journal evaluation

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To complete previous posts (see 13th and 15th of December), look at this nice presentation that Stefanie Haustein and Sabrina Reher have presented at Science and Technology Indicators Conference in Leiden last September.

They applied social bookmarking data to evaluate the usage of scientific journals.


Written by hbasset

December 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Social Bookmarking tools for scientists: a test

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Social bookmarking tools enable people to bookmark interesting resources on the web, tag them, and share the information with other users.

Scientists want to store, search, and share professional, scholarly literature.  Today there are four established social bookmarking tools serving academic purposes:

  1. CiteULike (,
  2. Connotea (,
  3. BibSonomy (,
  4. and 2collab (

 In social bookmarking, users play the key role. The whole idea is to profit from content created by a large number of users.

The competition among BibSonomy, CiteULike, and Connotea raises the question of whether one service will be able to gain an edge over its competitors.

Results of the test:

The road testing was to create 10 references from various publishers to see how often bookmark was successfullty created without subsequent manual correction

    • 480,000 visits per month
    • +++: Citegeist (most popular articles)
    • Road testing: 8/10
    • 690,000 visits:per month
    • +++: My Library toolbox
    • +++: target the medical community
    • Road testing: 3/10
    • 620,000 visits per month
    • Road testing: 4/10
  • 2COLLAB:
    • 44,000 visits per month
    • Road testing: 1/10

Because of its poor abilities (except with ScienceDirect references) 2collab is renamed “2collapse” by authors of the article!

Sabrina Reher; Stefanie Haustein. Social Bookmarking in STM: PUTTING SERVICES TO THE ACID TEST. ONLINE, Vol.34, N°6, Nov-Dec 2010, pp. 34-42

Written by hbasset

December 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Nature believes (now) in free access and social media

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According a recent press release, “All content hosted on the Nature News site ( is now freely available. This includes online news articles, and news and news features articles published in Nature“.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has made this change so that Nature’s news content can be disseminated and discussed as widely as possible, as we develop as the hub for quality science news and comment. With the rise of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and our own Connotea and Nature Network, we’d like to ensure that discussions about our news and comment can include an accessible link to the article“.

Written by hbasset

March 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Social Bookmarking

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David Crotty already said that there are too many redundant services on Science 2.0… Indeed, look at this page where an article can be collected in different online services:

from left to right: CiteULike, Complore, Connotea,, Digg, Facebook, Reddit, Technorati, Twitter

Written by hbasset

November 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm