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My presentation to Code4Lib 2012 in Seattle.

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Code4 lib2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Building Research Applicationswith MendeleyOpening up content discovery for yourcatalogueWilliam GunnHead of Academic Outreachwilliam.gunn@mendeley.com@mrgunn
  • 2. The Internet is BIG Your site is small
  • 3. Search Engines Are Failing•Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google•Videk WadHwa, Techcrunch•Dishwashers, and How Google Eats Its Own Tail•Paul Kedrosky, Infectious Greed•Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs & Google Should Be Worried•Richard Macmanus, ReadWriteWeb•On the increasing uselessness of Google•Alan Patrick, Broadstuff•Coding Horror: Trouble In the House of Google•Joe Atwood, Coding Horror•“As part of Christmas shopping for my wife, I searched for "iPhone 4 case" in Google. I had to give upcompletely on the first two pages of search results as utterly useless, and searched Amazon instead. “
  • 4. Enter Social Discovery
  • 5. Metrics as a discovery tool
  • 6. Mendeley makes science more collaborative andtransparent: ...and aggregates research data in the cloudInstallMendeley Desktop Mendeley extracts research data…
  • 7. What is Mendeley?• Mendeley Web: A research catalog of 160M documents from 1.6M researchers, 130K collaborative groups.• Mendeley Desktop: A bit of software that organizes PDFs and helps you write papers.
  • 8. Get the content out of the silo and circulating in the wider web
  • 9. Ranking byreadershipatMendeley
  • 10. JISC DURA Project http://jisc-dura.blogspot.com
  • 11. http://swets.com/mendeley
  • 12. http://swets.com/mendeley
  • 13. Linked Data #FTMFW Select relation: supports refutes complements uses same method ... Result: A human-curated, constantly evolvingsemantic article database
  • 14. www.mendeley.comwilliam.gunn@mendeley.com
  • 15. http://mnd.ly/C4L2012WGCode word: Belgian