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Science, Web 2.0 and New Modes of Scholarly Communication

Presented May 28, 2008 at the SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies

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Web 2.0 Tool for Scientists

Nature Network

Social networking for scientists from Nature Publishing Group. Create a profile, describe your research interests and publication. Add friends and contacts, join groups and discussions about topics of interest to you.

Postgenomic”

From their website: “Postgenomic collects posts from hundreds of science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data.” Use this site to easily see what’s going on in the science blogosphere – what topics are popular, what’s new in science news, who’s discussing what.

ScienceBlogs.com

A collection of 70 blogs on a wide variety of science and science policy issues. The homepage tracks recently popular stories (like the Phoenix spacecraft landing on Mars on May 27th). Discussion of science topics and environmental and political policies related to science.

ResearchBlogging.org

Collects posts from blogs that are discussing peer-reviewed research. A good place to see what papers are the “buzz” of the scientific blogosphere. Also good for exploring research outside of your field, since the commentaries are generally aimed at a wider audience than the original research.

Connotea

Online bookmarking tool for scientists from Nature Publishing Group. Bookmark web pages, journal articles, etc. Add descriptions and tags. Bookmarks are available from any computer with an internet connection. Explore tags and bookmarks added by other users to discover new resources. Create groups to share links and resources with other users.

2collab

Online bookmarking tool for scientists from Elsevier publishers. Bookmark web pages, journal articles, etc. Add descriptions and tags. Bookmarks are available from any computer with an internet connection. Explore tags and bookmarks added by other users to discover new resources. Integrated with the databases SCOPUS and SCIENCEDIRECT. Create groups to share links and resources with other users.

CiteULike

Independently developed online bookmarking tool for scientists. Bookmark web pages, journal articles, etc. Add descriptions and tags. Bookmarks are available from any computer with an internet connection. Explore tags and bookmarks added by other users to discover new resources. Create groups to share links and resources with other users.

Useful Chemistry

An example of Open Notebook Chemistry where participants are suggesting problems and solutions. From their description: ” This is an open source science project in chemistry. Post specific problems in chemistry that need to be solved. Post specific partial solutions to these problems. Or execute a suggested step.”

OpenWetWare

A wiki for several lab groups and individual researchers in biology and biological engineering. This site contains lab notebooks for many researchers and an editable collection of protocols.

PLoS ONE

A new kind of journal from the open access publishers the Public Library of Science. Published articles are reviewed for technical proficiency. Review of importance is left to readers, who are allowed to comment on and rate the individual articles. Also tracks blogosphere coverage of the individual articles.

Further Reading

This list includes items I have tagged with “Science2.0” on del.icio.us

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