Author Archives: Marcus Zillman

Full Name: Marcus Zillman Website:
Info: Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; eSolutions Architect and Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM, Creator/Founder BotSpot.com and Executive Producer of BOT2000 and BOT2001 conferences for internet.com; has designed, developed and created online databases and information retrieval access scripts for the last thirty years. He is a benefactor member of the Internet Society, participant in the IETF Users Services Working Group and was selected to participate in the U.S. Government's Open Meeting Electronic Forum as a non governmental expert on information retrieval and access. He is the Creator/Founder of BotSpot.com® "The Spot for all Bots and Intelligent Agents on the Net" one of the Internet's most awarded sites (over 400 awards) and is considered the definitive resource for Bots, Intelligent Agents and Artificial Intelligence on the Internet. PC Magazine selected it as one of the Top 100 Best Web Sites on the Internet in 1998 as well as selected by NetGuide as the Top 10 of all Internet sites during all of 1998. BotSpot® was acquired by internet.com LLC in January 1999. Currently Mr. Zillman is Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM creators of 53 Subject TracerTM Information Blogs, writes, consults, tutors and delivers keynote speeches on The Future of the Internet: eCommerce Security, Cloud Computing, HTML5 and IPV6. He is also a member of American Society for Information Science & Technology, Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, P2P Working Group and the gPulp Working Group. He has also authored over 80 professional Internet MiniGuides and Manuals on subject specific resources, hosted and produced over 160 Internet-101 weekly television shows, writes a monthly column on the latest Internet Resources as well as publishes a monthly newsletter titled Awareness WatchTM. His white papers have been downloaded over one million times.

Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book

January 19, 2018

Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book
http://www.protocol-online.org/

Protocol Online, brought to you by POL Scientific, is a database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields. It contains protocols contributed by worldwide researchers as well as links to web protocols hosted by worldwide research labs, biotech companies, personal web sites. The data is stored in a MySql relational database. Protocol Online also hosts discipline specific discussion forums (BioForum), and provides a free PubMed search and alerting service (PubAlert). This site was created in June 1999 by Dr. Long-Cheng Li while he was a postdoc in UCSF and and is still maintained by him. Later, he became an Associate Professor in UCSF and a Professor in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ExploreProtocols.io – Share and Discover Life Science Methods

January 19, 2018

ExploreProtocols.io – Share and Discover Life Science Methods
https://www.protocols.io/

Discover free, up-to-date research protocols and useful content in your field of interest. Features include: a) Version, modify, and discuss existing protocols – You can “clone” protocols in order to be able to modify existing protocols from other scientists. You can also ask questions and comment on step-level or on the entire protocols; b) Create and “run” protocols – You can easily create personal protocols. You can keep them private, share with collaborators, or publish publicly on the platform. Each protocol is also “runnable” on the web or your mobile device so you can follow it step-by-step as you experiment at the bench; and c) Collaborate with groups – You can create a private or public group for collaboration. Groups can be individual labs or broader communities. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Protocol Exchange

January 18, 2018

Protocol Exchange
https://www.nature.com/protocolexchange

Welcome to Protocol Exchange from Nature Protocols. The Protocol Exchange is an open resource where the community of scientists pool their experimental know-how to help accelerate research. Discover the protocols, share a protocol, join a lab group, comment on protocols, organize your favorites and personalize your experience. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Transcriptic – Discovery Biology On Demand

January 18, 2018

Transcriptic – Discovery Biology On Demand
https://www.transcriptic.com/

At Transcriptic, our mission is to turn biology into an information technology, driven by data, computation, and high-throughput robotics with the goal of substantially advancing drug discovery. Our team brings together deep expertise in biology, automation, and software engineering to set new standards for the way research is done. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Resource Identification Initiative

January 18, 2018

Resource Identification Initiative
https://www.force11.org/group/resource-identification-initiative

The Resource Identification Initiative has been launched and moved beyond a pilot phase. We invite publishers, editors, authors, biocurators, librarians, resource provides, and vendors to participate. Authors can participate by adding RRIDs to their papers, go to scicrunch.org/resources. The Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) are in the published literature; publications currently reporting RRIDs can be found in Google Scholar PubMed Central or PubMed. The Resource Identification Initiative (#RRID) is designed to help researchers sufficiently cite the key resources used to produce the scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature. A diverse group of collaborators are leading the project, including the Neuroscience Information Framework and the Oregon Health & Science University Library, with the support of the National Institutes of Health and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility. Resources (e.g. antibodies, model organisms, and software projects) reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail to enable reproducibility or reuse. For example, catalog numbers for antibody reagents are infrequently reported, and the version numbers for software programs used for data analysis are often omitted. This has been called out as a serious enough problem by the NIH to introduce new guidelines for Rigor and Transparency for almost all awards in starting in May of 2016. These guidelines argue for authentication of key research resources, and transparency of how they are reported. The Resource Identification Initiative aims to enable resource transparency within the biomedical literature through promoting the use of unique Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs). In addition to being unique, RRID’s meet three key criteria, they are: 1) Machine readable; 2) Free to generate and access; and 3) Consistent across publishers and journals. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday January 17, 2017 at 2:00pm EST – Agriculture Resources 2018

January 17, 2018

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday January 17, 2017 at 2:00pm EST – Agriculture Resources 2018
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my recently updated white paper Agriculture Resources 2018. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering agriculture resources, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering AGRICULTURE RESOURCES!! We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V16N1 January 2018 featuring Open Educational Resources (OER)Sources 2018 as well as my freely available January 2018 Zillman Columns highlighting Information Quality Determination 2018 – Resources and Tools. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, January 17, 2017 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Antibody Registry

January 17, 2018

Antibody Registry
http://antibodyregistry.org/

The Antibody Registry gives researchers a way to universally identify antibodies used in their research. The Antibody Registry assigns unique and persistent identifiers to each antibody so that they can be referenced within publications. These identifiers only point to a single antibody, this allows the antibody used in your methods section to be identified by humans and search engines. The Antibody Registry includes commercial antibodies from hundreds of commercial vendors and thousands of individual labs. If the antibody that you are using does not appear in the list, please add your antibody by using the catalog number and the url of the vendor. Our curators can use the url to find information on the antibody and material data sheets. Home-grown antibodies may be added as well (additional information may be required). After submitting an antibody, a permanent identifier will be assigned. This identifier can be quickly traced back in The Antibody Registry. We never delete records, so even when an antibody disappears from a vendor’s catalog, or is sold to another vendor, we can trace the provenance of that antibody. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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LIMSwiki – Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia

January 17, 2018

LIMSwiki – Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia
https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Main_Page

LIMSwiki is a collaborative wiki dedicated to the scientific community, featuring organized, documented, and up-to-date content regarding all aspects of laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and health informatics. LIMSwiki also strives to maintain relevant knowledge about laboratory equipment as well as commercial and open-source software likely to be used in a laboratory setting. This also includes the vendors of such equipment and software. Like any community wiki, the value and success of LIMSwiki is dependent upon the scientific community contributing their vast knowledge through the creation of relevant articles and editing of existing articles where knowledge is absent. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Thinkable – World’s First Purpose-built Platform to Mobilize Knowledge & Fund Breakthrough Ideas

January 16, 2018

Thinkable – World’s First Purpose-built Platform to Mobilize Knowledge & Fund Breakthrough Ideas
https://www.thinkable.org/

They are the world’s first purpose-built platform to mobilize knowledge & fund breakthrough ideas. They exist to be a catalyst for learning, science & innovation. We believe technology can, and will, transform how the world engages and funds breathrough ideas and the people behind them. Everyone should have the ability to learn from, and collaborate with the worlds scientific experts and PhD’s. By cultivating a new era of communication and sharing, it will help those seeking scientific knowledge while supporting the most innovative researchers. Our mission at Thinkable is to empower anyone to learn, collaborate and fund a new generation of researchers and innovators to change the world. This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Experiment – Platform for Funding Scientific Discoveries

January 16, 2018

Experiment – Platform for Funding Scientific Discoveries
https://experiment.com/

Experiment is a community for funding and sharing real scientific discoveries. Over 127,000 members supporting 744 funded experiments are helping to push the boundaries of knowledge. You can fund a dinosaur fossil excavation, a historical study of medieval monestaries, or an experiment on the International Space Station. If it helps unlock new knowledge, then we can fund it. They have the technology. Every dollar you contribute towards science helps push the boundaries of knowledge. Backers directly fund the project scientists, so there is no overhead involved (compared 50-60% when receiving a grant at a university). Experiment is an all-or-nothing funding platform. This means the project must reach the funding target, or no one’s pledges are charged. Anyone can start a new experiment, as long as the results can be shared openly. All projects are rigorously reviewed, provided feedback, and scientifically approved by the Experiment team. Scientists share progress, data, and results directly with backers, many widely available as open access and citeable. As a backer, you’ll be able to see how much of a scientific impact you’ve made. There have been 20 published papers in scientific journals through funded experiments! This will be added to Knowledge Discovery Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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