Archive for February, 2007

February 21, 2007 63

Soft peer review? Social software and distributed scientific evaluation

By in Evaluation, Reference management, Web 2.0

Tweet For an extended version of this post, see also:D. Taraborelli (2008), Soft peer review. Social software and distributed scientific evaluation, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP 08), Carry-Le-Rouet, France, May 20-23, 2008 Online reference managers are extraordinary productivity tools, but it would be a mistake to take [...]

February 19, 2007 13

On metadata, indexing, and mucking around with PDFs

By in Computing tips, Reading, Reference management, Software

Tweet How much time do academics waste chasing down references and managing them right now? The ceremony of fishing, saving, organizing and inserting references may be taking a significant percentage in any academic’s time allocation table. James Howison & Abby Goodrum make a very good point about how little use we currently make of metadata. [...]

February 19, 2007 3

O’Reilly Radar > NSF Looking for a Better Wiki

By in Resources, Socializing, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

Tweet Have you used wikis as a mean of collaborative work with colleagues? Have you been frustrated by the current implementation, thinking that some ideas are just hard to put into wiki format? Gerhard Fischer, at the University of colorado, Boulder, has received a grant to improve existing wiki technologies for academic use. From the [...]

February 8, 2007 15

Camera Photocopying

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Tweet I don’t need to do much photocopying these days, as my trips to the library are rather infrequent. However, if do venture that way I bring along my compact digital camera. I used to have a 3 megapixel camera phone, but darn it, lost it, so its my trusty casio instead, and avoid those long [...]