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ACS flash talk on wiki databases scidbs, scimobileapps, scientistsdb given march 25 2012 at ACS

ACS flash talk on wiki databases scidbs, scimobileapps, scientistsdb given march 25 2012 at ACS

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  • 1. Creating New Databases by Wiki Sean Ekins Collaborations in Chemistry, Fuquay Varina, NC Antony J. Williams Royal Society of Chemistry, Wake Forest, NC
  • 2. Motivation for scimobileapps.comCollecting information andmaking it accessible fast Quality of data & getting crowd involved Making science and the tools for science more visible Williams et al DDT 16:928-939, 2011
  • 3. How do you find useful science apps? • Search in App store • Returns a myriad of Apps many not even be appropriate • Many are flashcards when you want an App that does something else • How do you find the right App quickly • No definitive Encyclopedia of Science Apps • No book on science Apps!!!! • So we started a wiki – stimulate others – easier to update than a paper http://slidesha.re/lhyq8swww.scimobileapps.com
  • 4. Scimobileapps.com Public Launch June 21 2011 via chemconnector blog Twitter, facebook etc.
  • 5. Focus on cheminformatics apps Scimobileapps.com Default Body
  • 6. Capture basic informationWho owns itWhat is it used forTechnical detailsWhat platforms does it run onBlogsSlides
  • 7. ODDT is in Scimobileapps.com Default Body8 Contributors only…in 7 monthsMainly vendors---Get involved!!
  • 8. Motivation for scidbs.com Errors in NPC browser was just the tip of iceberg..after years of looking at database quality http://bit.ly/lXHInG http://bit.ly/m4Tx2b How can we track and quantify quality in scientific databases? Williams and Ekins, DDT, 16: 747-750 (2011) Williams et al., DDT in press (2012)
  • 9. Scidbs.comDefault Body
  • 10. Scidbs.com DB logo Type of DB Default Body Contact Owner Website License Curation etc
  • 11. Motivation for Default Title Default Body http://bit.ly/uG5f0N http://slidesha.re/wCuboZ
  • 12. What is• ScientistsDB is a database of scientists, young and old, historical and active, from various sciences.• Almost 50,000 articles from Wikipedia• User-contributed content• http://www.scientistsdb.com• http://www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams/sci entists-database
  • 13. Is Different to Wikipedia UNLIKE WIKIPEDIA ScientistsDB allows you to add yourself integrate TwitterFeed, Mendeley profile, YouTube links, LinkedIn Profile.. Your online biography Default Body Add more detail than LinkedIn Link to slides, talks etc36 contributors in 6 weeks
  • 14. Connect on Oters
  • 15. Why YOU should be on• Tired of having to hunt around many websites to find scientists for paper reviewing, chapter contributions or for conferences.• Fed up with having to send your bio and headshot to conference organizers?• Reporters having a hard time finding the best scientist to interview?• Want to find new scientists to collaborate with but do not know where to start?
  • 16. If you want to market yourself and your databases, Apps then get involved…www.scimobileapps.com www.scidbs.com www.scientistsdb.com ekinssean@yahoo.comScientistsDB Logo by Kalliopi Monoyios
  • 17. Bonus slide: The Wikipedia Notability Paradox http://bit.ly/yqxopV