Monthly Archives: April 2009

Tweetizen – Discover Tweets That Matter To You

April 21, 2009

Tweetizen – Discover Tweets That Matter To You
http://www.tweetizen.com/

Tweetizen is a simple web-based tool designed to help you filter the daily influx of tweets, and easily find the ones that are relevant to you. Use Tweetizen to create twitter groups, and you’ll be able to stay on top of what’s happening in all your areas of interest. Imagine having instant access to breaking news and the latest tweets on news, politics, technology, gossip, fashion etc. all in one place, rather than having to create multiple twitter accounts just to be able to find what you want. Their filtering mechanisms will go through the millions of tweets and come up with the pertinent ones by taking tags and keywords into consideration. You can share your group with others and invite your friends to be an active part of each group you create. This includes not only family and friends but also colleagues and associates, as it befits the situation and the uses you put Twitter to. Tweetizen also gives you the option to embed your groups on your own websites and blogs – taking twitter to a whole new level! This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

April 21, 2009

Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792303999~tab=summary

The Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is a peer-reviewed professional journal devoted to the access, evaluation, and management of electronic resources in the medical library environment. This journal will be an essential resource for academic medical school libraries, hospital libraries, and other health sciences libraries. The material in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries will complement articles published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly (also edited by M. Sandra Wood), which highlights the reference and bibliographic instruction aspects of electronic resources. Topics addressed by this new journal include: a) collection development and selection of electronic resources; b) electronic document delivery in medicine and health care; c) enhancing electronic resource user services; d) print versus electronic or combination formats; e) site licensing-what librarians need to know; f) delegating work that involves electronic/digital acquisitions; g) cataloging-e-books, e-journals, and other electronic formats; h) the merger of serial and book formats in the electronic library; i) coping with electronic misinformation, fraudulence, and shams on the Internet; j) “e-core” lists in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmaceutical science, mental health, and other health care fields; k) the library’s role in medical informatics; l) access issues and solutions for electronic journals; m) the impact of electronic resources and the Internet on user services; n) electronic reserves ; o) the role of medical libraries with PDAs; p) archiving issues for electronic formats; q) cost analyses of digital resources; and r) database/journal publisher relations and medical libraries.

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International Year of Astronomy 2009

April 21, 2009

International Year of Astronomy 2009
http://astronomy2009.us/

In the year 2009, the world will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy as it commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. 2009 is also the anniversary of many other historic events in science, including Huygen’s 1659 publication of Systema Saturnium.This will be modern astronomy’s quadricentennial, and the 2009 Year of Astronomy will be an international celebration of numerous astronomical and scientific milestones. This has been added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Q-Sensei – Searching Millions of Scholarly Articles

April 21, 2009

Q-Sensei – Searching Millions of Scholarly Articles
http://www.qsensei.com/

Q-Sensei introduces a new way of making information accessible. Their goal is to provide advanced search tools for the vast amount of information available on the Internet, in books, research articles, blogs, news, or wikis. They currently provide access to the first several million scholarly articles. Q-Sensei’s approach applies innovative search technologies to various heterogeneous data pools; their users can easily browse through a data source as well as discover cross-references between individual records. The data on the Q-Sensei web site is compiled from the Internet and from our content partners. They process the data and extract information to be displayed within a scheme of Kinds and Attributes. The results can be easily and intuitively accessed with Q-Sensei’s patented Search and Presentation engine. Their technology supports multi-dimensional searches, gives further search suggestions, and provides clear and concise overviews of the current stage of the search. They are convinced that a truly great and effective search engine needs to combine ideas from various areas. The search technology is the foundation the search experience builds on. Linking and connecting data from different types of databases put search results in a larger context. Also, user participation is invited and enhances the data in a way that computers are still unable to provide. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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Tweetizen – Discover Tweets That Matter To You

April 21, 2009

Tweetizen – Discover Tweets That Matter To You
http://www.tweetizen.com/

Tweetizen is a simple web-based tool designed to help you filter the daily influx of tweets, and easily find the ones that are relevant to you. Use Tweetizen to create twitter groups, and you’ll be able to stay on top of what’s happening in all your areas of interest. Imagine having instant access to breaking news and the latest tweets on news, politics, technology, gossip, fashion etc. all in one place, rather than having to create multiple twitter accounts just to be able to find what you want. Their filtering mechanisms will go through the millions of tweets and come up with the pertinent ones by taking tags and keywords into consideration. You can share your group with others and invite your friends to be an active part of each group you create. This includes not only family and friends but also colleagues and associates, as it befits the situation and the uses you put Twitter to. Tweetizen also gives you the option to embed your groups on your own websites and blogs – taking twitter to a whole new level! This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

April 21, 2009

Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792303999~tab=summary

The Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is a peer-reviewed professional journal devoted to the access, evaluation, and management of electronic resources in the medical library environment. This journal will be an essential resource for academic medical school libraries, hospital libraries, and other health sciences libraries. The material in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries will complement articles published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly (also edited by M. Sandra Wood), which highlights the reference and bibliographic instruction aspects of electronic resources. Topics addressed by this new journal include: a) collection development and selection of electronic resources; b) electronic document delivery in medicine and health care; c) enhancing electronic resource user services; d) print versus electronic or combination formats; e) site licensing-what librarians need to know; f) delegating work that involves electronic/digital acquisitions; g) cataloging-e-books, e-journals, and other electronic formats; h) the merger of serial and book formats in the electronic library; i) coping with electronic misinformation, fraudulence, and shams on the Internet; j) “e-core” lists in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmaceutical science, mental health, and other health care fields; k) the library’s role in medical informatics; l) access issues and solutions for electronic journals; m) the impact of electronic resources and the Internet on user services; n) electronic reserves ; o) the role of medical libraries with PDAs; p) archiving issues for electronic formats; q) cost analyses of digital resources; and r) database/journal publisher relations and medical libraries.

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International Year of Astronomy 2009

April 21, 2009

International Year of Astronomy 2009
http://astronomy2009.us/

In the year 2009, the world will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy as it commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. 2009 is also the anniversary of many other historic events in science, including Huygen’s 1659 publication of Systema Saturnium.This will be modern astronomy’s quadricentennial, and the 2009 Year of Astronomy will be an international celebration of numerous astronomical and scientific milestones. This has been added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Q-Sensei – Searching Millions of Scholarly Articles

April 21, 2009

Q-Sensei – Searching Millions of Scholarly Articles
http://www.qsensei.com/

Q-Sensei introduces a new way of making information accessible. Their goal is to provide advanced search tools for the vast amount of information available on the Internet, in books, research articles, blogs, news, or wikis. They currently provide access to the first several million scholarly articles. Q-Sensei’s approach applies innovative search technologies to various heterogeneous data pools; their users can easily browse through a data source as well as discover cross-references between individual records. The data on the Q-Sensei web site is compiled from the Internet and from our content partners. They process the data and extract information to be displayed within a scheme of Kinds and Attributes. The results can be easily and intuitively accessed with Q-Sensei’s patented Search and Presentation engine. Their technology supports multi-dimensional searches, gives further search suggestions, and provides clear and concise overviews of the current stage of the search. They are convinced that a truly great and effective search engine needs to combine ideas from various areas. The search technology is the foundation the search experience builds on. Linking and connecting data from different types of databases put search results in a larger context. Also, user participation is invited and enhances the data in a way that computers are still unable to provide. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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May 2009 Zillman Column – Online Games Resources

April 20, 2009

May 2009 Zillman Column – Online Games Resources
http://columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/Games_Resources_May09_Column.pdf
http://www.zillmancolumns.com/
http://www.GamesResources.info/

The May 2009 Zillman Column is now available and is titled Online Games Resources. This May 2009 column Online Games Resources is a comprehensive list of resources and sites that give you the latest and most important information concerning online games resources that are available over the Internet including related and associated resources and sites. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet for obtaining and locating online games in todays highly stressed business and personal environment. Online games are an excellent way to relax as well as to change your immediate focus thus giving you that needed impetus to give you an even greater edge for the future!! Download this excellent freely available 18 page .pdf (754KB) column today!

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© 2009 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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EveryTrail – GPS Travel Community Where You Share Your GPS Tracks and GeoTag Your Photos

April 20, 2009

EveryTrail – GPS Travel Community Where You Share Your GPS Tracks and GeoTag Your Photos
http://www.everytrail.com/

EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geotagged user generated travel content that is changing the way millions of people share their travel experiences and plan their trips. EveryTrail users create valuable content, for themselves, their family and friends, and for the broader community, by uploading GPS data and photos in order to create visual interactive trip reports of their travel experiences. With EveryTrail, sharing your trip experiences has become a lot more fun: using a GPS device you can easily plot the exact path you traveled on an interactive map, with your photos positioned on the map at the exact location you took them. With EveryTrail, this is easy, because our system automates the process of mapping (“geotagging”) your photos. All you have to do is upload your GPS tracks from your GPS device and your photos from your regular digital camera. EveryTrail can be used for a wide variety of different trips, anywhere in the world. The applications of EveryTrail are very broad: people are using it to share road trips, sight seeing tours, sailing trips, hiking, cycling, flying, hang gliding, geocaching, skiing, kayaking trips, and many more. EveryTrail already has trips from over 80 countries in all corners of the world. EveryTrail can also help you plan your next trip. Did you ever look for information to help you plan your next trip? Did you ever wonder what a place really looked like through the eyes of other travelers? In the words of the New York Times: “With EveryTrail you can see the terrain before booking a trip”. As more and more trips around the world are being posted, EveryTrail becomes an increasingly useful resource to plan trips and find out what places really look like. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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