Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lalisio - The International Knowledge Network

Lalisio - The international knowledge network enables students and scholars worldwide to find, share and connect knowledge.

Vision

Our vision is to empower students, scholars, and professionals in intelligent knowledge networks to share knowledge and make it globally visible, accessible, and ever expanding.

Background of Lalisio

The amount of knowledge increases every day, and with it the time and effort students, scholars, and professionals need to spend to find helpful materials or knowledgeable people with whom they can share, discuss, study, or research common points of interest. Due to the ever increasing amount of information, a great deal of valuable knowledge gets covered today and is ultimately lost.


For this reason, Lalisio offers easy ways to find, share, and connect knowledge worldwide making it more accessible and supporting research and education worldwide. Lalisio connects knowledge-seeking people from around the world with a unique search engine for all relevant data sources, i.e. books, Open Access articles, and publications in renowned journals. Lalisio puts a particular focus on a user-friendly design of its services and allows for a high degree of adaptability of its services to individual user needs. Lalisio is designing its services so that users are able to access them with personal computers as well as mobile devices – no matter whether they are at home, in a library, in a classroom, or in the office – they can use Lalisio to find answers to all kinds of questions. Lalisio integrates information, interaction, and information management, and is about community, content plus the valuable combination of both.

[http://www.lalisio.com/about/index.html]

Related

"Lalisio Literature" is a search engine designed to help you find the right literature for your research, studies, teaching and leisure.

[http://literature.lalisio.com/]

For this purpose, we cooperate with major providers of international literature databases: Top booksellers such as Amazon, Abebooks and Powell's are among our partners as well as open access repositories such as arXiv and PubMed Central. Due to the integration of open access repositories our users can find and access cutting-edge articles mostly free of charge. Based on our analyses of content from numerous sources, we develop helpful search suggestions and relevance indicators for your literature search and help you quickly identify the literature you really want.

[http://literature.lalisio.com/about.html]

See Also

Science 2.0 Gains Another Search Engine: Q-Sensei From Lalisio / Barbara Quint NewsBreaks for Monday/ August 21, 2008

[http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=50370]

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Project Bamboo

Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-organizational effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question: How can we advance arts and humanities research through the development of shared technology services?

Project Bamboo launched in April 2008 with the first workshop at Berkeley. We held three additional instances of Workshop One (Chicago, Paris, and Princeton), and in the process met with over 360 arts and humanities faculty, computer scientists, librarians, information technologists, and others from over 90 colleges, universities, and private and public organizations who were interested in advancing arts and humanities research through shared technologies. Now the project is moving into its next stage -- analysis -- and we need your help. [snip]


Bamboo is an international effort that includes liberal arts colleges, community colleges, research universities, national consortia, disciplinary societies, industry and other organizations that are concerned with advancing the humanities through the development of shared digital technologies. If we move toward a shared services model, any faculty member, scholar, or researcher can use and reuse content, resources, and applications no matter where they reside, what their particular field of interest is, or what support may be available to them. Our goal is to better enable and foster academic innovation through sharing and collaboration.

Project Bamboo is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

[
http://projectbamboo.org/]

Proposal

[
http://projectbamboo.org/files/docs/bamboo_proposal.pdf]

Workshops

[http://projectbamboo.org/workshops]

Planning Wiki

[http://wiki.projectbamboo.org/display/BPUB/Home]

News and Events

[http://projectbamboo.org/news]

Facebook Group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18610674668]

Twine

[http://www.twine.com/twine/1164fg7bp-1vj8/project-bamboo]

Twitter

[http://twitter.com/projectbamboo]

Join Us

[http://projectbamboo.org/join-us]

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

  • Janet Broughton, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gregory A. Jackson, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Chicago

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

  • Anthony Cascardi, Director, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish, University of California, Berkeley

  • James Chandler, Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities, and Professor of English Language and Literature, Committees on the History of Culture, Cinema and Media Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the College, University of Chicago

  • Charles Faulhaber, Director, Bancroft Library, and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley

  • Ian Foster, Director, Computation Institute, and Professor of Computer Science and the College, University of Chicago, and Associate Division Director of Mathematics and ComputerScience, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Judith Nadler, Director and University Librarian, The University of Chicago Library, University of Chicago

  • Martha Roth, Dean of the Division of the Humanities and Professor of Assyriology, Oriental Institute, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College, University of Chicago

  • Stuart Russell, Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shelton Waggener, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, University of California, Berkeley

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

  • David A. Greenbaum, Director of Data Services, Information Services and Technology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Chad J. Kainz, Senior Director for Academic Technologies, Networking Services & Information Technologies, University of Chicago
[http://projectbamboo.org/about-us]

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ologeez!: Literature Search & Networking for Academics

Ologeez (ah-lo-geez)

From the Greek root Ology, it refers to every branch of learning.Connect, share, and learn from colleagues through papers, networked groups, collaborative tools and more.

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/]

Peer-review literature search, recommendation engine and group collaboration for academics and industry professionals.


Developed by a Stanford graduate student to help find more relevant papers for his Ph.D. research in genetics. Tied into the science literature database, PubMed, and through user contributed peer-reviewed papers, it makes finding and discussing papers a lot easier. Other academic and industry databases to follow.

After developing the literature part, it was a natural progression to make a network for those using the site. Groups can be created to share publications, protocols, AJAX calendars, and create forum discussions. Local and University seminars and conferences can be uploaded and searched based on your academic interests.


[http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ologeez]

WikiGroups

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/index.php?option=wikigroups&task=showcat&Itemid=53]

Papers

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/index.php?option=ologeez&act=paper&show=all&mid=0&Itemid=80]

Tags

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/index.php?option=ologeez&act=paper&task=showTag&Itemid=29]

Ologeez Search for your browser

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/]

Tours

[http://ologeez.stanford.edu/index.php?option=about&ta=tour&Itemid=82]

Blog

[
http://ologeez.stanford.edu/Blog/]

Facebook Page

[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ologeez-Literature-Search-Networking-for-Academics/40191106744]

See Also

[http://www.killerstartups.com/Web20/ologeez-stanford-edu-a-collective-scholorly-site]

Laboratree: Research Management System

Welcome to Laboratree. Laboratree is being developed in the Indiana University School of Medicine Bioinformatics Core primarily by the Mooney Lab.

The Core/Mooney Lab assists a number of different groups on campus. Laboratree has been a tool used as a training ground to help new hires and students to brush up on their coding skills.

Laboratree is a social networking tool for scientists and a research management tool. Laboratree allows you to grow you network by joining up with various colleagues, groups, and projects. Laboratree allows you to e-mail or send messages to all parts of your network. Laboratree allows you to manage a personal or group blog. Laboratree's latest feature allows you to share papers, documents, and other files with other people on Laboratree.

NOTE: Laboratree is a work and progress ... .

Laboratree is being developed by:

Technical Leads: Brandon Peters, Sean Mooney

Programming: Jamison Hemmert, Peter Baenziger, Joshua Waymire, Kishore K. Kamati, Jessica Dantzer, Craig Sanders, Peter Serguta

Design: Joy Nellis

[http://laboratree.org/pages/about]

SciLink: Science Connected

SciLink™ is an online community with the goal of helping you to discover scientists, authors, and relationships.

SciLink's network of 106,264,967 relationships is built by mining scientific data that exist on the web. Our databases currently contain over 5.8 million scientists and 14 million articles.


[http://www.scilink.com/start.action]

Find, connect, and sharewith other scientists in the SciLink network.

43,368 Users and Growing (August 13 2998)

  • New approach to networking
    With over 104 million relationships mined from literature, SciLink already knows who you're connected to.

  • Share your knowledge
    Meet other scientists with common interests. Participate in group discussions and answer questions to help your colleagues.

  • Visit Our Job Board
    Find jobs and on our comprehensive job board.

  • Latest science news
    Keep up with scientific news and happenings from around the web, all in one place.
[http://www.scilink.com/start.action]

Blog

[http://blog.scilink.com/]

Private-Channel Professional Networking Platform Tailored to Needs of Pharmaceutical and Scientific Communities

[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2007_Nov_7/ai_n27436269]

See Also

[http://www.listio.com/web20/app/SciLink/]

Facebook Page

[http://www.facebook.com/pages/SciLink/18291367513]

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Research1 : YouTube + Facebook + You

Research1 is an online community that allows researchers to collaborate with peers, and share information and digital media with the general public. Research1, developed by ResearchChannel, allows geographically dispersed teams to work together from anywhere in the world and it provides an ideal outlet for researchers to fulfil their public outreach requirements.

Research1 will provide public access to government-funded research, even while it is in progress, direct interaction with and between experts at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and participation in a community that encourages and supports a level of discourse not commonly available to those outside of academia.

Primary functions

  • Serve as a premier outlet for researchers to fulfil their public outreach requirements
  • Foster interaction and communication between members of the public and researchers
  • Provide a collaborative platform to teams who could potentially be geographically (globally) dispersed
Key Benefits

  • Greater access to the fruits of governmentfunded research, even while it is in progress
  • Direct interaction with experts at the leading edge of their respective disciplines
  • Participation in a community that encourages and supports a level of discourse that is not commonly available to those outside of academia
How does it work?

Individual researchers or teams can establish a Research1 “Project Hub” for each research project. This public-facing webspace may contain up to 10 GB of text, photographs, audio and video that may be shared with the general public or act as a private collaboration space.

A simple set of Web-based tools are provided to create each Project Hub, upload and publish content, launch a blog to discuss ongoing work and facilitate interaction through project or discipline-specific email forums. Video files are automatically transcoded and thumbnailed for cross-platform viewing while maintaining the object in its original format for subsequent use.

What is AARNet doing?

Research 1 is currently in Beta testing. AARNet will use this period to determine a fit of the portal’s functionality to the needs and trends of Australian researchers for publicly disseminating research outcomes using digital media.

AARNet will use the outcomes of the beta testing and initial launch to determine how the portal can have regionalisation capability added as the portal populates over time. The primary focus is on using the portal as significant regional and international presence for Australian research.

The access to and use of this portal provides key opportunities for Australian researchers to both promote their own activities and view peer’s activities internationally.

[http://www.aarnet.edu.au/library/AARNet_Research1.pdf]

See Also

[http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=42953]

About ResearchChannel

[http://www.researchchannel.org/news/overview.asp]

Monday, August 11, 2008

SciSpace: The Social Networking Site For Scientists

SciSpace.net [http://www.scispace.net/] is a new collaborative tool established by NIEeS, designed to serve the needs of science. The growth of social network web sites such as MySpace and Facebook have shown the power of using the web to support interactions. These examples are focussed on social interactions, and enable individuals to publish information about themselves and communicate with friends and people who they discover share common interests. The technologies that underpin social networks can also be harnessed to support collaborations between researchers, and this is the goal of SciSpace.net.

SciSpace.net uses the Elgg software, which is more commonly used to support learning environments such as Eduspaces, Community@Brighton, Leeds Elgg and Claremont Conversation. SciSpace.net takes a different approach in that it has the primary aim of supporting collaboration. It provides its members a number of opportunities:

  • Ability to add content in blogs and wikis, and to add comments on both
  • Ability for this content to be associated with you as an individual, or as part of a community
  • Ability to form and join communities, large and small
  • A fine control over access limitations, ranging from very tight control to full public access
  • Ability to create groups as part of the access control mechanisms
  • Scope to create and edit a personal profile to present information about your interests and expertise
  • Ability to add detailed tags to enable other members of SciSpace.net to find you in order to establish a new collaboration
  • Ability to create friends
  • Ability to track new content
  • Ability to aggregate content via RSS

[http://gridinfo.niees.ac.uk/index.php/SciSpace.net]

Browse All

[http://scispace.net/mod/browser/]

Browse Users

[http://scispace.net/mod/browser/index.php?display=users&searchtype=&filter=]

Browse Communities

[http://scispace.net/mod/browser/index.php?display=communities&searchtype=&filter=]

SciSpace accounts are obtained by invitation from an existing member - use the browse button to find someone you know. If you can't find a member to invite you, send an email to request-invite@scispace.net

[http://www.scispace.net/]

Tag Cloud

[http://scispace.net/search/tags.php]

NIEeS is a collaboration between and Natural Research Council (UK) and Cambridge University.

See Also

[http://www.niees.ac.uk/scispace.shtml

SciMeet: Social Network For Scientists

The first social network just for scientists! You can use SciMeet to: Reunite with old labmates Make new friends Find new partners for collaboration Grow your career opportunities

SciBog :: The Social Network For Scientists

Whether you are a geneticist, chemist, physicist, anthropologist, or other; The SciBog Social Network is a venue for scientists to communicate across several disciplines. Build your own profile, create your blog, and start networking today!


Members

[http://scientists.scibog.com/profiles/members/]

Forum

[http://scientists.scibog.com/forum]

Groups

[http://scientists.scibog.com/groups]

Photos

[http://scientists.scibog.com/photo]

Videos

[http://scientists.scibog.com/video]

Created by Biotech Learning Institute

[http://scientists.scibog.com/]

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Epernicus™: Where Science Meets

Epernicus [http://www.epernicus.com/] is a professional networking platform for health and life scientists. Our goal is to connect researchers with their real world scientific networks, enabling them to find the resources they need to advance their work. We believe that having a useful network isn't necessarily about adding as many contacts as possible. In fact, most scientists already have a large network based on their current institution and their prior research advisors. The bigger challenge is tapping this network to find the right people with the right expertise at the right time. That's why we created Epernicus.

Scientists use Epernicus to search efficiently for expertise, methods, and materials in their network. Through our scientific profiles, researchers also maintain a professional web presence and stay connected to their current and former colleagues. As many of our members would say, when you're looking for something, it's always better to find it through someone in your network.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Epernicus is a resource built by scientists to advance research and scientific careers.


Video

See Also

HCAR KnowledgeMesh™: Connecting the Dots

The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ is a social networking and scientific mapping online community that is providing a platform and environment for life sciences and high technology professionals who represent industry, academia, government, investment, workforce, and support organizations to have quality interactions, thereby advancing R&D in the global community.

Similar to LinkedIn™ and Facebook™, the HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ is user-driven and is designed to organically grow and develop overtime.

The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ houses communities where people from around the globe can interact and collaborate on topics that are important to them. Features of the HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ include communities that are focused on particular research areas like oncology, clean technology, nanotechnology, and many other areas, as well as places and tools for the posting of individual and company profiles, events, blogs, bookmarks on scientific papers, presentations, and podcasts, to name a few.


How does it benefit users?

The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ provides users with access to new information, ideas, contacts, projects, academic papers, technologies, investment options and many other opportunities that in some way touch the research park. Through this community users will have the opportunity to advance their research and development or their business model and their overall knowledge of the industry.


[http://www.hcarknowledgemesh.com/index.php/about]

HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ Vision

HCAR provides our resident organizations with facilitated access to business services and research resources that accelerate their growth and success in the global economy. [snip]

The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ will house communities where people located around the globe, including you, can interact and collaborate on topics ... . Features of the HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ include organized communities that are focused on specific research areas like metabolic disease, solar power and nanotechnology, as well as tools that will allow ... [one] to post ... personal or company profile, promote events, write blogs, and share bookmarks on scientific papers, presentations, and podcasts, to name a few.

[http://www.hcarknowledgemesh.com/index.php/vision]

HCAR New Features

[snip]

Profile and Community Dashboards - Various dashboards that offer a quick-glance of "going-on's" within your community and among your colleagues.

File Permissions - The ability for you to decide who sees your content in your personal or community file repository.

Colleague and Community Member Moderation - The ability to decide who can be your colleague and/or member of your community.

Blogs - Journal entries where colleagues and community members can read and give feedback.

[snip]

Dashboards - Dashboards offer a quick-glance of "going-on's" within your community and HCAR KnowledgeMesh. Here you can review your recent messages, accept invites, see recent blogs from your connections and your community or if you are a moderator of a community, you can see the list of invites and other tasks to complete.

Communities: You can now join or create communities! When you first go to communities, look for the link to join or create your own community. We already created a series of communities for you: Government, Industry, Life Sciences, and Real Estate. There are also some sub-communities.

[snip]

Messages: This is the internal messaging system within HCAR.

[snip]

The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ is a virtual communications platform that will advance science and technology. Each node in the mesh represents an area of research expertise, investment preference, or business model, to name a few. The HCAR KnowledgeMesh™ has been built to encourage communication between those nodes to facilitate the sharing of experience, key findings, and unique expertise.

[
http://www.hcarknowledgemesh.com/]

KnowledgeMesh includes profiles, wikis and other tools that were created by Intelmarx, a social software provider that caters to nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.

Video

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkQeMNYVBnQ]

See Also

[http://www.intelmarx.com/documents/PR-HCARPremiere.pdf]

Friday, August 8, 2008

Labmeeting: Make Science Easier

Share Scientific Articles ... and Network, Too / Maria José Viñas / Chroncile of Higher Education / Wired Campus / August 6, 2008



A new Web site allows scientists to organize research papers online and share them with their colleagues, while doing some social networking on the side

Labmeeting [http://www.labmeeting.com/] the document management and networking site, which is free for individual scientists and students, allows researchers to upload PDF files of research papers and other documents, mark them, organize them, search them, recommend them to colleagues, and see what their peers are collecting. Each scientist has a profile page and can create groups, inviting the members of their labs to add their documents to a shared collection accessible from anywhere.

Labmeeting is the brainchild of Mark Kaganovich, a Harvard alumnus with undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and computer science ... .

Source

[http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3222/share-scientific-articles-and-network-too]

Virtual Worlds for Virtual Collaboration


Virtual Worlds for Virtual Collaboration

Presenter: Martin Kesselman, Rutgers University


Utilizing emerging virtual collaboration technologies, librarians have a unique opportunity to find ways to both facilitate student learning and be an integral memberof science research teams. Martin Kesselman, RutgersUniversity, will discuss a Rutgers Second Life initiative that uses Selma Waksman’s work with soil microbiology to immerse science undergraduates into the ways scientists do research and help them develop a professional identity.

Kesselman will also discuss the potential of virtual environments for librarians to collaborate with scientists across disciplinary and global boundaries.

PPT Slides

[http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/usain/VIRTUAL_WORLDS_VIRTUAL_COLLAB-1-1.ppt]

Source

United States Agricultural Information Network / 2008 Conference /April 27-30 2008 /Wooster, Ohio / Hosted by The Ohio State University

[http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/usain/USAIN%20Program08_final.pdf]