Monthly Archives: April 2007

coRank – Sharing Your Interesting Resources and Findings

April 02, 2007

coRank – Sharing Your Interesting Resources and Findings
http://www.corank.com/

coRank is a site where you can share whatever you find interesting on the web with people who value your opinion, and where you can also find what’s interesting for people whose opinion are important to you – your sources – whether they know who you are or not. In coRank, your Front Page is yours only, and likely different than any other, as it is based on how the-people-you-select react to upcoming stories and submitted websites. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Social Informatics

April 02, 2007

Social Informatics
http://www.SocialInformatics.net/

Social Informatics is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog created and designed by the Virtual Private Library for monitoring social informatics resources and sites on the internet and is freely available. Also a white paper link compilation is freely available in a .pdf format.

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Scholarly Exchange

April 02, 2007

Scholarly Exchange – Making Open Access Publishing Affordable and Sustainable
http://www.scholarlyexchange.org/

Scholarly Exchange emerged in 2002 to promote innovative, cost-efficient electronic-first approaches to scholarly publishing. Its founders were the first to: a) produce a comprehensive manuscript tracking system, and b) introduce a complete editorial-and-publishing e-platform. Scholarly Exchange is the first to: a) offer a Software-as-a-Service e-publishing model, and b) experiment with alternative revenue models for open access journals. Scholarly Exchange is a facilitator, not a publisher and their role is to assist scholarly journals while promoting free and open access to scholarly knowledge. They are developing new ways to sustain e-journals, and welcome your collaboration. This has been added to Academic Resources MiniGuide. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Journal of Technology in Human Services

April 02, 2007

Journal of Technology in Human Services
http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J017

This peer-reviewed, refereed journal explores the potentials of computer and telecommunications technologies in mental health, developmental disability, welfare, addictions, education, and other human services. The Journal of Technology in Human Services covers the full range of technological applications, including direct service techniques. It not only provides the necessary historical perspectives on the use of computers in the human service field, but it also presents articles that will improve your computer literacy and keep you abreast of state-of-the-art developments. The Journal of Technology in Human Services focuses on:

* therapeutic applications such as interviewing and assessment tools, treatment planners, case managers, direct client interventions, and virtual helping communities
* organizational applications such as information systems, decision support systems and building organizational intelligence
* software theory, design, and development, including the life cycle of technology applications
* application development, including needs and capacities analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement issues
* the impact of technology on human service clients, direct service practitioners, manager, and policy makers
* current developments in hardware that have implications for human services, e.g., smart cell phones and robotics for people with disabilities
* education, training, multimedia, and Internet-based distance learning
* technology issues facing the human services professions, such as confidentiality, data sharing, and job displacement

Special thematic issues have covered such topics as:

* Web-based education in the human services
* human services in the Information Age
* technology in people services
* computers for social change and community organizing
* computer literacy in human services
* the impact of information technology on social work practice

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Netscape – Social News Portal

April 02, 2007

Netscape – Social News Portal
http://www.Netscape.com/

The new Netscape.com is a social news portal programmed by you—the audience! All of the stories on Netscape are submitted and voted on by their members. They have a team of full-time “Netscape Anchors” in their newsroom that monitor the site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These anchors do a number of things to keep the Netscape experience clean and compelling. First, they remove spam (we all hate spam). Secondly, they select the stories in “Netscape Anchors recommend…” box at the top of the page. Finally, they do followup journalism on many of the stories you vote to the Home Page and create original video on topics they feel you would enjoy. You can see their comments in the yellow “Netscape Anchor Commentary” box. Stories with Anchor commentary are noted with an “Anchor” on the top level of the site. In addition to the Anchors, they also have a team of part-time Navigators, who submit stories of interest to Netscape, help in the endeavor to remove all spam from Netscape, redirect stories breaking the middle-man rule (see below) to their original source, and generally serve as leaders in the social news space. They also have the Netscape Development team working full time to improve the site by adding new features and fine-tuning existing features. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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coRank – Sharing Your Interesting Resources and Findings

April 02, 2007

coRank – Sharing Your Interesting Resources and Findings
http://www.corank.com/

coRank is a site where you can share whatever you find interesting on the web with people who value your opinion, and where you can also find what’s interesting for people whose opinion are important to you – your sources – whether they know who you are or not. In coRank, your Front Page is yours only, and likely different than any other, as it is based on how the-people-you-select react to upcoming stories and submitted websites. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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