Archive for August, 2010

August 25, 2010 8

Courting controversy

By in Jobs, Opinion, Teaching

Tweet There’s nothing like an overtly contentious statement to bring in the traffic. And as they go, this is a pretty good one: “Why higher education is like a Ponzi scheme“. The linked post is actually for a radio program, the content of which was based on this original article by a professor of psychology [...]

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August 19, 2010 3

Mendeley goes open

By in e-Science, Reference management, Resources, Web 2.0

Tweet After a few months of private testing, Mendeley announced the public release of their open API. This will allow developers and researchers to build applications and data analysis on top of a massive database of human-annotated scientific references. We are excited to see our friends at Mendeley push forward on the open science front [...]

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August 11, 2010 2

Science Online London 2010

By in Collaboration, Conferences, e-Science, Talks

Tweet There is only a bunch of tickets left for one of the most exciting annual events in the area of ICT for science. Hosted by Mendeley, Nature and the British Library, the second edition of Science Online London (3-4 September 2010) promises to bring together hackers, academics, publishers and startups in the field of [...]

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