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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Elsevier officially launches its networking tool

Elsevier announces launch of 2collab, new research 2.0 platform, a press release from Elsevier, November 27, 2007.  Excerpt

Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of science, technology and medical (STM) information, today announced the official launch of 2collab, a free online platform for scientific collaboration....

2collab allows researchers to add, share and rate bookmarks, tag resources, and to add comments and create topical groups. Each user is encouraged to create a personal profile, which everyone can view to ensure the authenticity of fellow users. This creates an accessible environment where specialists can work together on evaluating new research, discussing current controversies and opportunities as well as providing a place for first-time authors to promote their research....