Collaborate.org Generates Geospatial Data for the Masses
by Barbie E. Keiser
At this year's Future in Review conference (May 20-23 in Laguna Beach, Calif.), Intelesense Technologies CEO Kevin Montgomery, senior research engineer at the Center for Innovation and Global Health at Stanford University, demonstrated the beta version of Collaborate.org, "a tool to facilitate the exchange of information and resources through a global, interactive user community. This community is perpetuated by people who explore, create, and contribute ideas through advanced, built-in tools such as open portals and our 3-D GIS program InteleView. ..."
DeepDyve, Inc. Offers Free, 5-Minute Preview of Journal Articles
DeepDyve, Inc., an online rental service for scholarly and professional research articles, announced a new preview tool on June 5. The full text of any article on the site is now available free to users for 5 minutes each day. DeepDyve provides access to more than 8 million articles from 3,000 peer-reviewed journals. All of DeepDyve's more than 100 publishers have agreed to make their articles available as part of the 5-minute service. The service also allows DeepDyve users to share articles with their colleagues, which will increase recommendations within professional circles.
CrossRef Launches FundRef to Track Scholarly Funding
FundRef, CrossRef's funder identification service, is now available after the completion of a successful pilot phase in 2012. CrossRef, operated by the Publishers International Linking Association, Inc., provides reference linking services to scholarly books, articles, conference proceedings, and other reference materials. Publisher members can now add funders' names and grant or award numbers to the metadata they submit to CrossRef.
Zoho Debuts Two Online Tools for Businesses
Zoho Corp. Pvt. Ltd. recently introduced two new business productivity tools: Zoho Vault for managing passwords and Zoho Pulse for the social network. Zoho Vault stores businesses' passwords in a secure central repository. It features a one-click login to websites and password sharing between colleagues.
Top Mobile Apps for Productivity
by Paula J. Hane
In last month's Spotlight article, I highlighted some browser extensions that I find to be very useful. The article has proven popular with readers, and I've even benefitted from readers' suggestions. So, now I'd like to cover some of the mobile apps that I've found to be the most helpful. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), and the apps I'm including here are available for Android devices (at the Google Play Store), and some are also available for Apple iOS at the Apple iTunes store. I trust you will find these to be handy and serve as a starting point to look for others. (If you have others in your toolkit that you'd like to share, let me know.)
Buying and Selling Information
A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success
by Michael L. Gruenberg
Both sides of the negotiating table are represented in this practical and much-needed guide by Michael Gruenberg, a veteran of the electronic information field. With over 30 years selling information to a wide variety of libraries, Gruenberg's time-tested tips, techniques, and strategies will be welcomed by both information professionals and sales professionals
2014/232 pp softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-478-6 | Regular Price: $49.50 | Pre-Order Price: $29.70
March 2–4, SPARC 2014 Open Access Meeting
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
March 4–7, iConference 2014: Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing
Sponsor/Organizer: iSchools Organization
March 5, ALPSP Training Course: Developing Open Access and Hybrid Journals
Sponsor/Organizer: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
March 5–6, Library Publishing Forum 2014
Place: Kansas City, Mo.
Sponsor/Organizer: Library Publishing Coalition
March 11–13, SMX West (Search Marketing Expo)
Place: San Jose, Calif.
Sponsor/Organizer: Third Door Media
March 11–15, PLA 2014 Conference
Sponsor/Organizer: Public Library Association (PLA)
March 13–16, Leipzig Book Fair
Place: Leipzig, Germany
Sponsor/Organizer: Leipziger Messe
March 18–20, The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014)
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
March 18–20, ILLiad International Conference
Place: Virginia Beach, Va.
Sponsor/Organizer: Atlas Systems, Inc.
March 19–20, The Seventh Annual Library Technology Conference
Place: St. Paul, Minn.
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 21–24, Paris Book Fair
Sponsor/Organizer: Reed Expositions France
March 22–24, The 4th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST 2014)
Place: Valencia, Spain
Sponsor/Organizer: International Journal of Information Systems and Technologies (IJIST)
March 25–26, SMX Munich (Search Marketing Expo)
Sponsor/Organizer: Rising Media, Third Door Media
March 26–28, Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014 (RDAP14)
Place: San Diego
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
March 27–28, The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Science (ICITS 2014)
Sponsor/Organizer: Organizing Committee
March 28–April 7, The 12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014
Sponsor/Organizer: Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT)
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