Category Archives: Bibliographic management

Last night I dreamt I went to Mendeley again

Two weeks ago I was down in Bournemouth at the UKSG conference – a great gathering of library and publishing people. ¬†As usual I took my running kit along and unusually I actually used them instead of just thinking about … Continue reading

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My Science Online London 2010 impressions

I attended the Science Online London 2010 conference (SOLo10) last week. There is a round-up of post-conference reports elsewhere on Nature Network.  This word cloud by Simon Cockell gives an idea of the key themes.  My personal highlights are below, … Continue reading

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Collaboratories and clubs

I first saw the word “collaboratory” in a special issue of Science magazine in 1993 that was devoted to scientific computing. This was relatively early Internet days when we still got excited about the numbers of computers hooked up to … Continue reading

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From Sci-Mate to Mendeley – a brief history of reference managers

This is an edited version of an article I wrote for the April issue of eLucidate, the UKEIG Newsletter. The bibliographic reference is the foundation of scholarship. A reference is a surrogate for knowledge, a surrogate for research results that … Continue reading

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Research unpacked

I have spent most of the week fiddling about with details of publications and grant codes in Excel, in an effort to make us look good present an accurate picture of my Institute’s publications and matching them up with our … Continue reading

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