Monthly Archives: May 2009

XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting Language

May 27, 2009

XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting Language
http://xbrl.org/

XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionising business reporting around the world. It provides major benefits in the preparation, analysis and communication of business information. It offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data. XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. It is one of a family of “XML” languages which is becoming a standard means of communicating information between businesses and on the internet. XBRL is being developed by an international non-profit consortium of approximately 450 major companies, organisations and government agencies. It is an open standard, free of licence fees. It is already being put to practical use in a number of countries and implementations of XBRL are growing rapidly around the world. This site provides information about the nature, uses and benefits of XBRL. It explains how individuals and companies can join the effort to move forward and make use of the language. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Trace™ Information Blog.

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Open Access Directory (OAD)

May 27, 2009

Open Access Directory (OAD)
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them and use them for reference. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. Adding information to the OAD is easy. See their help section and contact us if you have any questions. OAD is a wiki and they count on their users to keep these lists accurate, comprehensive, and up to date. Their goal is for the OA community itself to maintain the lists with little intervention from the editors or editorial board. For quality control, they limit editing privileges to registered users. They welcome your contributions to the lists, ideas for new lists, and comments to help them improve OAD. Please contact them or use the discussion tabs on individual pages. OAD is hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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Collabtive – Open Source Web Based Project Management Software

May 27, 2009

Collabtive – Open Source Web Based Project Management Software
http://collabtive.o-dyn.de/

Collabtive is web-based project management software. The project was started in November 2007. It is Open Source software and provides an alternative to proprietary tools like Basecamp. Collabtive is written in PHP and JavaScript. Collabtive is intended for small to medium-sized businesses and freelancers. They offer commercial services for installation and customization of Collabtive. It can also be installed on an internal server as well as in the cloud. All major browsers like Internet Explorer (7/8), Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome are supported. Collabtive is developed by a team of professional volunteers. Everyone involved is a pro in their respective areas, providing high quality contributions to the project. Features include: 1) Core functionality: a) Unlimited projects, milestones, tasklists, and tasks; b) Unlimited members with user profiles; c) Role-based permission management; d) Messaging and instant messaging; e) File management; and f) Timetracking; 2) Reporting and notifications: a) Timetracker reports, activity logs and messages in PDF format; b) Export user profiles as vCard; c) RSS feeds for messages and tasks; d) Synchronization of calendars via iCal task export; e) Excel files from activity logs and timetracker reports; and f) E-mail notifications; and 3) Other: a) Search, tags; b) Basecamp import; c) Fully themeable; d) Available in more than 25 languages; and e) Full UTF8 support. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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School libraries in Canada (SLIC): A Journal of the Canadian Association for School Libraries

May 27, 2009

School libraries in Canada (SLIC): A Journal of the Canadian Association for School Libraries
http://www.clatoolbox.ca/casl/slic/

School Libraries in Canada (SLIC) Online is a journal of the Canadian Association for School Libraries. CASL’s mission is to provide national support for the development and maintenance of exellence in Canada’s school libraries, media centres, and school library personnel. Founded in 1980 (Volume 1 Issue 1), SLIC is a national forum for teacher-librarians in Canada and promotes articles of interest on a broad range of topics from collaboration with the classroom teacher to information technology/literacy skills needed to prepare students for life-long learning. Content in English and/or French.

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XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting Language

May 27, 2009

XBRL – eXtensible Business Reporting Language
http://xbrl.org/

XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionising business reporting around the world. It provides major benefits in the preparation, analysis and communication of business information. It offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data. XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. It is one of a family of “XML” languages which is becoming a standard means of communicating information between businesses and on the internet. XBRL is being developed by an international non-profit consortium of approximately 450 major companies, organisations and government agencies. It is an open standard, free of licence fees. It is already being put to practical use in a number of countries and implementations of XBRL are growing rapidly around the world. This site provides information about the nature, uses and benefits of XBRL. It explains how individuals and companies can join the effort to move forward and make use of the language. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Trace™ Information Blog.

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Open Access Directory (OAD)

May 27, 2009

Open Access Directory (OAD)
http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large. By bringing many OA-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them and use them for reference. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about OA. Adding information to the OAD is easy. See their help section and contact us if you have any questions. OAD is a wiki and they count on their users to keep these lists accurate, comprehensive, and up to date. Their goal is for the OA community itself to maintain the lists with little intervention from the editors or editorial board. For quality control, they limit editing privileges to registered users. They welcome your contributions to the lists, ideas for new lists, and comments to help them improve OAD. Please contact them or use the discussion tabs on individual pages. OAD is hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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TweetGrid – Real-Time Twitter Search Dashboard

May 26, 2009

TweetGrid – Real-Time Twitter Search Dashboard
http://www.tweetgrid.com/

TweetGrid is a powerful Twitter Search Dashboard that allows you to search for up to 9 different topics, events, converstations, hashtags, phrases, people, groups, etc in real-time. As new tweets are created, they are automatically updated in the grid. No need to refresh the page! This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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EnvironmentAsia

May 26, 2009

EnvironmentAsia
http://www.tshe.org/ea/

EnvironmentAsia is the international journal published biannually by the Thai Society of Higher Education Institutes on Environment (TSHE). The Journal publishes original research and review papers preferably in English covering all areas of Environmental studies. Preference, however, is given to the papers of the following areas:

* Environmental Pollution & Safety Assessment
* Environmental Management,Protection and Conservation
* Environmental Economics
* Environmental Engineering
* Public Health and Sanitation
* assessment of Pollution and Pollutants
* Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology,
* Toxicant induced alterations in organisms
* General Toxicology (chronic, subchronic & acute), response to toxic agents at community, species, tissue, cellular & sub cellular levels
* All areas of Environmental Sciences

This has been added to Green Files Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Pressitt – Create Your Own Social Media News Release (SMNR)

May 26, 2009

Pressitt – Create Your Own Social Media News Release (SMNR)
http://pressitt.com/

Pressitt allows you to create your own social media news release (SMNR) – also known as a social media press release (SMPR) or social media release (SMR), and publish it to an online community of journalists, the blogosphere and the general public. Many journalists use the Internet as their primary research source when compiling a story. Pressitt SMNRs are designed primarily with journalists and bloggers in mind. A Pressitt SMPR encapsulates all the information, multimedia and images needed to prepare a story, and offers contact details for more information, all without the usual PR fluff. Through Pressitt, you can create news that is truly ‘social’, as well as enhance your SMNR with images and video clips. You can also add relevant links, upload PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, or whatever you need to get your message across. Once published, Pressitt allows your news to be bookmarked, commented on, and shared. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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EnviroMapper – Web-based Interactive Mapping Tool for Viewing and Querying Environmental Information

May 26, 2009

EnviroMapper – Web-based Interactive Mapping Tool for Viewing and Querying Environmental Information
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/index.html

With EnviroMapper, you have access to a wealth of environmental information on your desktop. EnviroMapper is a powerful tool used to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. Select a geographic area within EnviroMapper and view the different facilities that are present within that area. Create maps at the national, state, and county levels, and link them to environmental text reports. You can even insert dynamically created maps in your own webpages. If you have a web browser, you can use EnviroMapper. This has been added to Green Files Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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