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12 ways to improve databases<br />ideas and wishes for making databases ubiquitous for 21st century researchersbuffy hamil...
1<br />the ability to export bibliographic information to K12 and open source citation managers, such as noodletools, zote...
2<br />visualization of search results in all searches of a vendor’s databases, not just one database search experience, t...
3<br />consistency in the appearance of social sharing features across all vendor platforms and searches<br />Image used u...
4<br />smoother RSS integration into information portals like netvibes and google reader<br />Image used under a CC licens...
5<br />more social media options for social media sharing on the “share this” menu<br />
6<br />the ability for users to create a custom and seamless search experience comparable to tools like google books and g...
7<br />the ability for users to see tags/tag clouds and to search by tags (think library thing, aquabrowser) for searches ...
8<br />pull from a more diverse pool of social media resources, including video, podcasts, twitter feeds, and blogs<br />
9<br />incorporate an article rating system similar to amazon<br />
10<br />incorporate a helplet video tutorial library within each database  for help on demand<br />
11<br />incorporate a suggested spelling feature<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/benj...
12<br />create simple, clean, and easy to use search experiences that emphasize the joy of discovery<br />
contact information<br />buffy.hamilton@gmail.com<br />http://twitter.com/buffyjhamilton<br />
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  1. 1. 12 ways to improve databases<br />ideas and wishes for making databases ubiquitous for 21st century researchersbuffy hamilton || @buffyjhamilton || december 2009 <br />image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohen/385744651/sizes/o/<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />the ability to export bibliographic information to K12 and open source citation managers, such as noodletools, zotero, and citeulike<br />
  3. 3. 2<br />visualization of search results in all searches of a vendor’s databases, not just one database search experience, to enhance brainstorming <br />
  4. 4. 3<br />consistency in the appearance of social sharing features across all vendor platforms and searches<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/467858863/sizes/l/<br />
  5. 5. 4<br />smoother RSS integration into information portals like netvibes and google reader<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hundreds/518303954/sizes/o/<br />
  6. 6. 5<br />more social media options for social media sharing on the “share this” menu<br />
  7. 7. 6<br />the ability for users to create a custom and seamless search experience comparable to tools like google books and google news <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/davefayram/3468975506/sizes/l/<br />
  8. 8. 7<br />the ability for users to see tags/tag clouds and to search by tags (think library thing, aquabrowser) for searches and within specific articles<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanflynn/366423504/sizes/o/<br />
  9. 9. 8<br />pull from a more diverse pool of social media resources, including video, podcasts, twitter feeds, and blogs<br />
  10. 10. 9<br />incorporate an article rating system similar to amazon<br />
  11. 11. 10<br />incorporate a helplet video tutorial library within each database for help on demand<br />
  12. 12. 11<br />incorporate a suggested spelling feature<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3512539800/sizes/o/<br />
  13. 13. 12<br />create simple, clean, and easy to use search experiences that emphasize the joy of discovery<br />
  14. 14. contact information<br />buffy.hamilton@gmail.com<br />http://twitter.com/buffyjhamilton<br />

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