Mendeley for Librarians


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Mendeley for Librarians

  1. 1. Mendeley for Librarians<br />May 20th 2011<br />William GunnHead of Academic Outreach<br /><br />
  2. 2. Just started using Mendeley. How come I was never told about such a great tool? <br />@litreviewhq I haven't heard of Mendeley but it could be exactly what I'm looking for... Thanks! <br />@enkerli I *love* Mendeley. It's the best thing that has happened to reference management since EndNote <br />Just fyi, Mendeley is pretty awesome on searching research:<br />@AmandaMichelle I love Mendeley: love the web importer, use it across devices (phone/ipad), and to share readings w/advisors, etc. #phdchat<br />I friggin' LOVE Mendeley!! <br /><br />
  3. 3. What you will learn<br />What problems Mendeley solves<br />What technology Mendeley uses<br />How Mendeley compares<br />How to teach others about Mendeley.<br />
  4. 4. Based in London & New York, Mendeley is researchers, graduates and software developers from...<br />Supported by:<br />...backed by co-founders and former executives of:<br />
  5. 5. Connecting Scholars in the Cloud<br />Research is a social activity, but the tools and the data aren’t. <br />Databases have incomplete metadata, incompatible licenses prevent remixing and sharing necessary for new insights.<br />Capture the latent info in their process!<br />
  6. 6. Mendeley is not just a reference manager!<br />...and aggregates research data in the cloud<br />Install Mendeley Desktop<br />Mendeley extracts research data…<br />
  7. 7. What is Mendeley?<br />Mendeley Web: A research catalog of 100M documents from 1M researchers, 80K collaborative groups.<br />Mendeley Desktop: A bit of software that organizes PDFs and helps you write papers.<br />
  8. 8. Mendeley Desktop<br />Set up and manage your reference groups<br />Library showing all your documents (citation or table view)<br />Add tags & notes and edit document details<br />Filter your papers by authors, keywords, tags, or publications<br />
  9. 9. 7 ways to add documents to Mendeley<br />You have different options to set up your library:<br /><ul><li>Add single files or an entire folder
  10. 10. “Watch a folder” to automatically import PDF files
  11. 11. Drag and drop PDFs into Mendeley Desktop</li></ul>… and Mendeley will try to extract the document details automatically<br />You can also:<br /><ul><li>Add existing EndNote/BibTeX/RIS databases
  12. 12. Sync with other reference management webapps
  13. 13. Use Mendeley Web Importer to add from online databases
  14. 14. Add from the Mendeley Research Catalog</li></ul><br />
  15. 15. What happens when you add PDFs to Mendeley?<br />EXTRACT<br />UPLOAD<br />
  16. 16. Document details lookup<br />Enter the DOI, PubMed, or ArXiv ID and click on the magnifier glass to start lookup<br />Missing info is added automatically<br />
  17. 17. Web Importer <br /><br />To install the Web Importer, drag & drop the bookmarklet to your Favorites/Bookmarks<br />in your internet browser<br />Supported sites<br />The Web Importer helps you grab citations off the web<br />
  18. 18. Usingthe Web Importer<br />On the web page with the reference(s) you want to capture: click on the bookmarklet…<br />…then click on “Import” to import the reference/paper to your Mendeley library. If possible/available, also the associated PDF will be imported.<br />
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  24. 24. Citing in Word & Open Office<br />
  25. 25. Citing in Word & Open Office<br />Citation will show up based on selected style<br />Generate a bibliography in one click!<br />Cite into Google documents<br /> or other editors by copy & paste <br />
  26. 26. Mendeley and Endnote<br />Why spend money if good free tools exist?<br />Overkill for just collecting papers and inserting citations<br />Beholden to their existing base, can’t innovate<br />Tools of scholarship should be in the hands of scholars!<br />
  27. 27. Citation Style Language<br /><ul><li>CSL is a markup language, like HTML, but for citation info.
  28. 28. Developed by Bruce D’Arcus, first implemented by Zotero
  29. 29. Open format
  30. 30. Tools for scholarly communication by and for scholars.</li></li></ul><li>Citation Style Language<br />Mendeley…<br />Implements CSL<br />Ships with thousands of styles<br />Develops citation style processor code<br />Supports community in development of styles<br />
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  35. 35. Mendeley Web<br />Mendeley Web is three things…<br />Crowdsourced catalog of research<br />A social network of researchers and documents<br />A web service for research data & stats<br />
  36. 36. Aggregate data enables social discovery in real time<br />
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  51. 51. We’re in this for the long haul<br /><br />
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  55. 55. Select relation:<br />supports<br />refutes<br />complements<br />uses same method<br />...<br />Result:<br />A human-curated, constantly evolving semantic article database<br />
  56. 56.<br />JISC DURA Project<br />
  57. 57. Add Mendeley to your library website.<br />
  58. 58. Integrate set workshops into your curriculum<br />Email with questions<br />
  59. 59. Join the Mendeley for Librarians Group<br />This is a private librarian-only group so members can share presentations and documents. We’ll send everyone an invite via email.<br />
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