Archive for the ‘Reference management’ Category

September 22, 2010 15

ReaderMeter: Crowdsourcing research impact

By in Announcements, Collaboration, Reference management, Statistics, Visualization, Web 2.0

Tweet Readers of this blog are not new to my ramblings on soft peer review, social metrics and post-publication impact measures: can we measure the impact of scientific research based on usage data from collaborative annotation systems, social bookmarking services and social media? should we expect major discrepancies between citation-based and readership-based impact measures? are [...]

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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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May 5, 2010 11

SciSurfer: real-time search on journal articles

By in News, Reading, Reference management, Resources, Writing

Tweet Imagine a world where real-time search is the norm. You will get just the information you seek landing on your lap the exact minute it becomes available, without you having to explicitly search for it. Will this change the way you do science? SciSurfer thinks it will. The release cycle of scientific knowledge is [...]

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March 17, 2010 9

Paperpile: A new kid on the block

By in Computing tips, Early-adopter, Reference management, Software

Tweet The first public beta of Paperpile–the latest entry in the crowded arena of free reference management software–has been recently announced. As I write, a test version is available for Linux, but Mac and Windows versions should be released soon. From the screenshots gallery, it looks like Paperpile will feature a streamlined (although quite typical) [...]

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January 29, 2010 4

Introducing citeproc-js

By in Computing tips, Early-adopter, FOSS, Reference management, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

citeproc-js is a citation processor driven by CSL (Citation Style Language), an open standard for describing citation and bibliography formats. It is a low-level tool, developed in connection with the Zotero project, that aims to provide a uniform engine for handling references across a wide variety of platforms.

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