Ed Pentz – 2007 December 10
After a busy Online Information conference, Friday was the STM Innovations Meeting in London (presentations not online yet). There was a very nice selection of tea which helped get the morning off to a good start.
Patricia Seybold kicked off with a review of Web 2.0 that mentioned lots of sites and some good case studies:
Alexander Street Press (http://www.alexanderst.com/) - user tags combined with a taxonomy.
Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net) - share presentations
Threadless (http://www.threadless.com/) - design and vote on t-shirts
The most interesting parts of the talk were the case studies of how National Instruments and Staples have built a vibrant community of customers. Staples invited top purchasers on the their site to create product categories and sales went up 30% and now they use the categorization in physical stores and customer reviews from the web are used in stores.
A couple of recent posts - from A couple of recent posts - from at Jefferson University and IFST at Univ of Delaware- note that the AMA and APA style guides now recommend using a DOI, if one is assigned, in a journal article citation.
A citation in the APA style with a DOI would be:
Conley, D., Pfeiffera, K. M., & Velez, M. (2007). Explaining sibling differences in achievement and behavioral outcomes: The importance of within- and between-family factors. Social Science Research36(3), 1087-1104. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2006.09.002
In the AMA style a reference would be:
Kitajima TS, Kawashima SA, Watanabe Y. The conserved kinetochore protein shugoshin protects centromeric cohesion during meiosis. Nature. 2004;427(6974):510-517. doi:10.1038/nature02312
This is great news. I haven’t looked at the full style guides but it’s not clear if information is given about linking DOIs via http://0-dx.doi.org.libcat.lafayette.edu/
Ed Pentz – 2007 September 07
David Shorthouse and Rod Page have developed some great tools for linking references by tying together a number of services and using the Crossref OpenURL interface amongst other things. See David’s post - Gimme That Scientific Paper Part III and Rod’s post on OpenURL and using ParaTools - “OpenURL and Spiders“.
Unfortunately our planned changes to the Crossref OpenURL interface (the 100 queries per day limit in particular) caused some concern for David (“Crossref Takes a Step Back“) - but make sure you read the comments to see my response!
We decided to drop the 100 per day query limit for the OpenURL interface and there will be no charges for non-commercial use of the interface - https://0-apps.crossref.org.libcat.lafayette.edu/requestaccount/
Ed Pentz – 2007 June 08
Ed Pentz – 2007 March 02
IOP has created an instance of the arXiv repository called eprintweb.org at https://web.archive.org/web/20130803071935/http://eprintweb.org/S/. What’s the difference from arXiv? From the eprinteweb.org site - “We have focused on your experience as a user, and have addressed issues of navigation, searching, personalization and presentation, in order to enhance that experience. We have also introduced reference linking across the entire content, and enhanced searching on all key fields, including institutional address.”
The site looks very good and it’s interesting to see a publisher developing a service directly engaging with a repository.
Ed Pentz – 2007 February 02
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