A Bibliographic Playlist:  Online Reference, Recommender, & Collaborative Academic Tools Lorena O’English http://pbj.ctlt....
The Problem… <ul><li>Keeping track of websites, articles, gray literature, and books for scholarly research can be difficu...
A Potential Solution… <ul><li>“ Social Bookmarking” sites allow you to  share links to webpages with others  (either speci...
Obligatory Technical/Vocabulary Slides
The OpenURL Standard  Link Resolvers and   Link Resolver (provides access to an appropriate copy for WSU users, if availab...
Digital Object identifiers (DOIs) <ul><li>A way to identify something (generally an article, but could also be journals, b...
Tagging as Metadata <ul><li>Metadata: assigned data about data </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tagging” resources with descriptive ind...
The Tools <ul><li>Endnote Web  (www.myendnoteweb.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero  (www.zotero.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Connote...
EndNote Web <ul><li>Good for current EndNote users </li></ul><ul><li>Web version provided free to all WSU affiliates via t...
<ul><li>Available as a Firefox 2.0 extension </li></ul><ul><li>Based on your computer, but can be loaded on a flash drive ...
 
Adding at the  Article level Opens application
Shows stored  image  of page…sometimes Links to article via  Find it @WSU  Subject headings/descriptors are  automatic tag...
Adding at the Results level
 
<ul><li>Web-based and easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Can use with all open webpages, Griffin, and many WSU Libraries ...
 
 
 
 
Connotea  Zotero <ul><li>Pro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarklet-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private, public or collabo...
Takeaways <ul><li>HRS Classes starting in the spring </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored workshops for graduate student groups, etc...
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PowerPoint presentation I have given at Washington State University about Zotero and Connotea - alternatives to (and expanders beyond) bibliographic management tools such as EndNote. Some slides are hard to read.

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A Bibliographic Playlist: Online Reference, Recommender, & Collaborative Academic Tools

  1. 1. A Bibliographic Playlist: Online Reference, Recommender, & Collaborative Academic Tools Lorena O’English http://pbj.ctlt.wsu.edu/oenglish [email_address] Yahoo/MSN/AIM IM: wsulorena
  2. 2. The Problem… <ul><li>Keeping track of websites, articles, gray literature, and books for scholarly research can be difficult and require complex systems or multiple systems </li></ul><ul><li>Reference manager software = $-$$$ </li></ul><ul><li>Research is often collaborative – but most reference management solutions are not (or at least not very…) </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Potential Solution… <ul><li>“ Social Bookmarking” sites allow you to share links to webpages with others (either specific people or the general public) i.e. http:// del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Many social bookmarking sites only work with open websites, but now there are free academic bookmarking sites that allow access to scholarly articles (even those from subscription databases) </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly these sites serve multiple functions : reference managers (including citation styles), discovery/ search engines, delivery/fufillment services, recommendation/suggestion engines, and collaborative spaces </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Obligatory Technical/Vocabulary Slides
  5. 5. The OpenURL Standard Link Resolvers and Link Resolver (provides access to an appropriate copy for WSU users, if available)
  6. 6. Digital Object identifiers (DOIs) <ul><li>A way to identify something (generally an article, but could also be journals, books, data, etc.) along with associated info (metadata) </li></ul><ul><li>Provided by participating publishers through DOI Registration Agencies (i.e. www.crossref.org ) for “persistent identification of scholarly content.” </li></ul><ul><li>Can find in both electronic and print versions of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Generally takes to a publisher page, that may or may not provide fulltext links for WSU affiliates…it depends… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tagging as Metadata <ul><li>Metadata: assigned data about data </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tagging” resources with descriptive indexing terms </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;...bottom-up classifications which lack rigour...&quot; ( The Observer ) - No promises of consistency...internally or externally... </li></ul><ul><li>A way to self-organize information (articles, website, blog posts, bookmarks, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be social and searchable </li></ul>Library of Congress Subject Headings Del.icio.us
  8. 8. The Tools <ul><li>Endnote Web (www.myendnoteweb.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero (www.zotero.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea (www.connotea.org) </li></ul>And CiteULike And RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite…
  9. 9. EndNote Web <ul><li>Good for current EndNote users </li></ul><ul><li>Web version provided free to all WSU affiliates via the WSU Libraries subscription to Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian Jane Scales teaches EndNote Web classes via WSU’s HRS training office </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.wsu.edu/wsuwiki/Endnote_Web </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Available as a Firefox 2.0 extension </li></ul><ul><li>Based on your computer, but can be loaded on a flash drive for portability and record transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use with all open webpages, and many/most WSU Libraries article databases via OpenURL/ Find it@WSU . </li></ul><ul><li>Allows tags, notes, and screenshots to be associated with articles & other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Can import and export citations to EndNote, RIS and other reference manager formats using multiple citation styles; includes Microsoft Word plug-in for attaching citations (in correct style) to documents </li></ul><ul><li>Can attach (and search) associated PDFs </li></ul><ul><li>From the Center for History and New Media, at George Mason University. </li></ul><ul><li>Forthcoming: Web-based, collaborative and recommender capabilities… </li></ul>
  11. 12. Adding at the Article level Opens application
  12. 13. Shows stored image of page…sometimes Links to article via Find it @WSU Subject headings/descriptors are automatic tags; tags can be added or deleted. Tags can be searched individually or in combination.
  13. 14. Adding at the Results level
  14. 16. <ul><li>Web-based and easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Can use with all open webpages, Griffin, and many WSU Libraries article databases via DOIs and OpenURL(or at the worst, copied or manual entry with no article full text) </li></ul><ul><li>Can import and export to EndNote, RIS, and other reference manager formats; resources can be archived </li></ul><ul><li>Can attach PDF files for specific articles </li></ul><ul><li>Can keep references private, limit to specified group, or make public </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative – can share comments on resources (public, private, or group) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommender/suggestion engine - discovery beyond search via tagging, related articles, and related users (but you can search it as well ) </li></ul><ul><li>Provided for free via scholarly journal Nature </li></ul>
  15. 21. Connotea Zotero <ul><li>Pro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarklet-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private, public or collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archivable/formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Nature Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Con </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works best with DOI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often requires some manual entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used mostly in the sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t work with all library databases/publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenURL standard makes most library resources accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with MS Word for adding references via plugin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archivable/formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly developing (GMU home, and grant $$$) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Con </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires Firefox 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sits on a computer drive (for now) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just you (for now) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t work with all library databases/publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: Comparison of Reference Manager Software </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Takeaways <ul><li>HRS Classes starting in the spring </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored workshops for graduate student groups, etc. available on request (oenglish@wsu.edu) </li></ul><ul><li>Want to try it on your own? </li></ul><ul><li>IMPORTANT : These resources are NOT formally supported by the WSU Libraries! </li></ul>

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