SCOOP.IT/CytomicsACTC2012 Athens September• Information overload + more and more grey literature)But when there are 200 000 000 tweets per day or more activity on the web in 60 seconds than you could produce in a whole life, how to be sure your online strategy is still efficient• How to surf the internet information wave? Published papers open source or not.... – Universities: Personal solutions – Companies: Press reviewing• University duty: helping colleagues and students
Access to black and white,and coloured literature...• Scientific publications – After Current Contents! – Publishers databases (Web of Science, ScienceDirect) – PubMed• Patents databases• Company Websites
Grey Literaturesince end of 90s,• Thesis, Reports• Patents• Scientific News Magazines (GEN)• Press releases, Press agencies• Internet – Websites, Blogs, Tweets? – Social networks (Facebook, Linkedin..)...RSS flux – So much information... it becomes grey
ConnectivismConnectivism:a theory of learning based on the premise that knowledge exists in the world rather than in the head of an individualOne aspect of connectivism is the use of a network with nodes and connections as a central metaphor for learning. In this metaphor, a node is anything that can be connected to another node within a network such as an organisation: information, data, feelings, images.Connectivism sees learning as the process of creating connections and developing a network.
Curation....... the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, and scholars.Enterprises are starting to utilize digital curation to improve the quality of information and data within their operational and strategic processes..• ..... is expression, action and passion!
Curation tools• Google news• Pearltrees, Paper.li, Pinterest, Tumbl R• Scoop.it – Individual (5 topics, 1 curator) – Educational plan (30 topics, n curators) – Business – Posts proposed by robot, pages found by curator, posts edited by curator
Scoop.it .... CYTOMICSIs Curation the answer – Purpose: Knowledge watching – Material: information on internet • From « dog manure » to GOLD digging – Methods:among other tools • Choice of Scoop it – Results: one year experience – Future: U to B (University to Business)
Topic: From Flow cytometry to Cytomics(9/12)http://www.scoop.it/t/from-flow-cytometry-to-cytomics• Open 10/11 – Actualized almost every day, since• Up to 200 proposals a day, – Much Noise but 2-3 % highly specific posts• 868 Posts on 35 pages• 2000 views from 1255 Visitors,• 17 Followers,• 45 Reactions, Score 55
Subjects covered by topicFlow cytometry to Cytomics• Basic, Applied and Medical Science – Flow cytometry (30%) – Rare cells detection (CTCs 15%, CECs, CMCs, CMMCs...) 20% – Technical developments (40%)• Published papers 20%, Grey literature >70%• Patents (10%)• University (40%) vs Companies (50%) (Press Releases)• Scientific Meetings (5%)• CME/CPD (5%)
Science/Knowledge watchingon Scoop it• A day to day duty for scientists and researchers like « Walking the dog »• Scoop it: a virtual space – to collect and keep highly selected informations • As well as others scooped by other curators in your community – to find them when required
Summary• Probably the best curation tool on the web• A virtual scientific news « journal » and database easy to browse with pictures• The « Search » function is far better than evoked• The human factor of curation is the added value compared to robots (SEO Search engine optimization)
UtoB (University to Business)Benefits for a companyInformation is selected according to your interets by specialists of the fieldYou do not miss specific informations from scientific or grey literatureYou can post specific informations about your own products to be visible All the betterIf somebody does it for you! Why not become a partner ?
Acknowledgmentson behalf of ASSIM• GC Faure• M de Carvalho• MC Béné• Wuhan doctorate students (Chen Min, Cai Huili, Tu Qian)• Special thanks to Guillaume Decugis CEO of Scoop.it