[Libs-Or] Links to items of possible interest on medicine and science and general Web stuff

hleman at samhealth.org hleman at samhealth.org
Thu Nov 11 07:36:50 PST 2010

Hi, all. I have been poking around  in Twitter again and here are some items on science, medicine and general Web stuff that I found interesting.

Ultimate Guide to Website Wireframing


Of ISBNs and e-book formats


WOWIO! There are Ads in My Ebook


Researchers launch hunt for endangered data


Now this does look pretty cool and powerful to those of us who want to follow everything but have so little time. But I tried it and it is far slower than TweetDeck and the ability to add blogs that don’t have tweet feeds doesn’t really compensate for the clunkiness:

Try This: Lazyscope. Twitter meets RSS reader; subscribe to anything. Check out the video.


This is useful for librarians who are contemplating some sort of community online project:

The Johnny Cash Project: A Music Video That Sings


Interesting concept and video:

Reinventing the keyboard for touch-enabled devices


Brand new Web site, The History of Vaccines


Important for all who work with scholars and who write for publication:

Thanks but no thanks Emerald


Good Placebos Gone Bad


Flowchart: How to identify dataset reuse in the published literature


Are Blogs Given Any Weight in Library Tenure and Promotion Cases?


Cute video about the new browser, RockMelt:


Announcing Google Refine 2.0, a power tool for data wranglers


Expanding retraction


This led me to this interesting blog, of particular interest to medical and science librarians:

Retraction Watch


A directory of open source and free software


Fascinating new technology:

It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing...


Here is a neat case of an interesting brand new dissertation deposited in a digital repository (good for you, Cornell!) on an important topic:

Access, Readership, Citations: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Scientific Journal Publishing


And here is food for thought from it, “Articles receiving the Open Access treatment received significantly more readership (as measured by article downloads) and reached a broader audience (as measured by unique visitors), yet were cited no more frequently, nor earlier, than subscription-access control articles. A pronounced increase in article downloads with no commensurate increase in citations to Open Access treatment articles may be explained through social stratification, a process which concentrates scientific authors at elite, resource-rich institutions with excellent access to the scientific literature.”

Hope Leman, MLIS
Research Information Technologist
Center for Health Research and Quality
Samaritan Health Services
815 NW 9th Street Suite 203A
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5712

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