12 May 2010

New technologies for information specialists - at lightning speed

This IAALD-organized session aimed to quickly present information on practical tools of use to information specialists.

Eleven participants gave short 5-6 minute presentations covering such topics as bibliographic management software.

Featured in this part was Zotero, Mendeley, and RefShare/RefWorks. The ability to extract metadata from pdfs was featured in Mendeley and Zotero.

Also demonstrated was the new mobile site for the USDA Economic Statistics and Market Information System and a Library Link tool for integrating library content into a Learning Management System.

VIVO, a research focused discovery tool for accessing researcher information and supplementary data, has a multi-institutional version in development.

AgEcon Search has recently added many small journals from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

One presentation illustrated how to monitor, manage, and maintain an online presence, making the most of new opportunities of the web and social media (describing online items to remix and display them in context for the user). In this vein, IAALD’s social networking applications were also featured.

Story by Barbara Hutchinson

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Blogger Mr. Gunn said...

Great to hear this, Peter. How was Mendeley received by the audience?

May 13, 2010  

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