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Monday, November 05, 2007

More on Elsevier's social networking tools

Paula Hane, Elsevier Creates Social Spaces for Researchers, Information Today NewsLink, November 4, 2007.  Excerpt:

...Elsevier said that its newest social networking initiatives are designed to support academic library communities and their researchers with advanced “Research 2.0” tools. Two new resources —still in beta release— from the STM publisher create social spaces in which researchers can work together. These new tools offer platforms for shared knowledge to be leveraged for information discovery and evaluation.

2collab, an online platform for scientific collaboration, supports researchers by working as a community to filter information and enhance information literacy. Scirus Topic Pages is a Wiki-like online resource for the scientific community that provides authoritative summaries of specialized research areas and offers a platform to facilitate scholarly debate....

PS:  For some background, see my posts from June 2007 on the Scirus Topic Pages (one, two).