posts from diigo 12/01/2010

    • The startup essentially aims to enable academics to manage and share their research paper inventory and at the same time discover like-minded people and papers thanks to a recommendation and matching algorithm.
    • The business model is based on premium features like increased upload space, working out who is reading your papers, and something they call an “iTunes for Research papers”. Corporate/ research departments are looking to license the software in-house. Plus CPM rates for research papers tend to be much higher than in consumer markets.
    • Collaboration has long been one of the most fundamental components of science.
    • All content on the site is meant to be geared towards academics – this isn’t a place for scientists to socialize.
    • Academia’s success will lie in its ability to build a useful news feed revolving around its professional network – most professors simply don’t have to time to read every publication related to their field, and the feed could easily be a boon for them.
    • he company is pushing to become the “Last.fm for research”, which means the startup essentially aims to enable academics to manage and sharing their research paper inventory and at the same time discover like-minded people and papers thanks to a recommendation and matching algorithm.
    • you can easily invite fellow academics from your network to join Mendeley based on existing accounts for LinkedIn, Gmail, Windows Live, etc.
    • import PDF files using the tool’s “Automatic Medata Extraction” or import your existing library from EndNote XML, BibTeX or RIS files. Mendeley also fea
    • tures a Word Plugin which lets you insert citations and create formatted bibliographies in documents using Microsoft Word 2003/2007.
    • Mendeley also boasts features that let members connect with their peers online, and – taking a page from Facebook –
    • the tool also features a newsfeed that displays newly shared or uploaded documents etc.
    • claiming 100,000 users and 8 million research papers uploaded to the site in less than a year since its launch.
    • Furthermore, the online database is doubling in size every 10 weeks
    • they’ll overtake Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science, the world’s largest online research paper database, in April 2010.
    • chargi
    • ng for additional storage, access and aggregated data.
    • the web interface of the Mendeley library and the annotation features, as well as the profile features look really great. I hope Zotero moves in that direction.
    • They have almost a monthly new version.
    • If you’re an historian, or a legal scholar, I’d venture to say that Zotero is far ahead of Mendeley. And the open source nature of Zotero, while not fully
    • exploited by the Zotero team
    • Mendeley may have some current advantages if you’re in the sciences and big on the collabroation features that Zotero has long promised, but not (yet) delivered.
    • RDFa and bibo support is a really easy way to go a long way with this,
    • it can’t succeed unless it’s based on open data and open standards, that’s it’s certainly not in their users’ interest if it’s not, and so framing expectations
    • thought I’d chime in! Thanks for all your comments, we do appreciate them.
    • Zotero’s and our features, and both of us are already using Citation Style Language (CSL) to format references.
    • specially for grabbing citations off the web.
    • to support a common standard with citation styles or to make our respective word processing plugins interoperable.
    • due in about six weeks), we’re also planning to develop a two-way integration between Zotero and Mendeley
    • “(I don’t think, for example, you can change the citation style in an existing document. Can you even auto-generate a bibliography? )”You can indeed change the citation style in an existing document – since we use CSL, we support the same styles as Zotero does. Multiple Mendeley users can also collaborate on the same document and auto-generate bibliographies when using Mendeley’s “Shared Document Groups”.
    • “Advanced power search in M: No”Our interface doesn’t show it (yet), but the Mendeley Desktop search field does support Google-style advanced queries like “title:searchterm”, “author:searchterm”, or placing the searchterm in quotation marks to search for a specific phrase. Obviously, we need to make this clearer.
    • “Generate reports in M: No”If you use Mendeley Web to sync your documents across computers or manage your reference online, Mendeley Web does generate reports/statistics – maybe not the particular ones you’re looking for, and not yet as exhaustive as they could be.Hope that was informative!
    • for not just the citation databases and office plugins but also for the online communities and all the wonderful things that will come from that.
    • the biggest advantage of Z over M is the way it can be embeded into my webbrowser – no additional programmes etc. And most important for me is also the way it handles proxies (using Ezproxy to access university network from outside).
    • However, the biggest drawback is that Z tends to lose already saved proxies after each update of the Firefox add-on…
    • “What happens if you forget to or can’t export before the ship has sunk? … They also use sqlite for their backend, so their core data is more accessible than, say EndNote’s. But all you will have if something unexpected happens to Mendeley is your data: you will have to start from zero to be able to use that data.”
    • any of the useful data scraping I use zotero for.
    • there’s no doubt Mendeley is a couple of years behind zotero in maturity. But it has a different approach, and is very promising in its own way.
    • The pdf help file should be there in your default library.
    • Mendeley’s approach to getting metadata is different from Zotero,
    • web-based bookmarklet
    • + DOI or PMID lookup)
    • have one big advantage ove
    • he web app has full functions
    • his has driven me to use it for a current project, where I need to add to my library from computers I can’t install anything (firefox extensions included) on.
    • negatives:- it failed to load the Library Z exported in UTF-8 or any other encoding- it stuck on some syncing or extracting, I had to kill it a couple of times- it allows ‘related’ but it’s not so straight-forward as in Z
    • I appreciate the fast development pace of Mendeley and their efforts in cooperating with zotero on the users’ side.
    • IMO, Zotero and Mendeley are two very good products, using the same technologies, and both are better than EndNote.
    • Zotero is ahead of Mendeley for now, but it is older, so it is normal. I’d like to see those two products grow and share stuff together. They are meant to be partners, not competitors 🙂 Or at least, it will be positive competition.
    • When I add a citation to Zotero, Mendeley consumes it (i.e. syncs with Zotero) But if I add a citation to Mendeley (web or desktop) does Zotero consume that? Does/can the sync go both ways?
    • who want to make research more open, collaborative and efficien
    • become the world’s largest research database with over 600,000 users and over 40 million indexed documents.
    • meditating
    • we realized that finding relevant literature was quite difficult if you were working in a field of research that you didn’t know too well. So we had the idea for a 3D visualization tool which would automatically group papers into related cluster, then map out relationships between academic disciplines and theories.
    • extract metadata, keywords and cited references from your collection of research papers automatically, then create this 3D visualization for you
    • in 2005. That’s when our focus shifted to bibliography and reference management, with a social twist.
    • A combination of desktop software and social network for managing and sharing academic papers, with research statistics, recommendation engines, and an open, semantic research paper database coming down the road.
    • the idea evolved to what it is now
    • Dmitri Mendeleyev formed the periodic table based on the properties of known elements, then used this data to predict the properties of elements yet to be discovered – and Mendeley will help you discover new literature based on the known elements in your library.
    • it’s still beta software, so there have been a couple of bugs and stability issues, but by now we have a pretty stable version that researchers around the world use productively
    • the plan is to offer the same functionality on the web that we offer on the desktop – that is managing, tagging and sharing your papers, automatic metadata and reference extraction, full-text search, a PDF viewer and annotation tool, and more.
    • The social networking aspect of Mendeley has been and will be centered around the research paper libraries of our users.
    • you’ve published a few papers and you’d like to know who’s reading them
    • Mendeley will give you a breakdown of your audience by academic discipline, geographic region, research interests, academic position etc. Again, to preser
    • In any case, whatever is free will always stay free! We won’t charge for any of the things which are available now.
    • Later this year, we will add additional premium features which will be available for a very reasonable monthly fee – e.g. less restrictions on sharing pa
    • customized access to research statistics, or additiona
    • pers,
    • more upload space,
    • group management and collaboration tools.
    • sector R&D departments for an in-house version of the Mendeley sharing server.
    • very much like an “iTunes for research papers”
    • Moreover, there were many conceptual similarities between Last.fm and Mendeley’s vision, so we managed to snag him as a co-founder!

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