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Making Sense of a Large Research Library: Curate Your References and Papers with Mendeley

Robin Good: Mendeley is a cross-platform research tool, which can help you tap into a vast online library of over 30 academic paper databases, while helping you "curate" your own library of references, bibliographies and reference documents.

 

From the official site: Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research available.

 

Key features:

 

-> Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and LaTeX.


-> Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.


-> Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.


-> Collaborate with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.


-> Access your papers on the web, iPhone or iPad.


-> Discover papers, people and public groups.

 

Compare with other research tools: http://www.mendeley.com/compare-mendeley/ ;


Download: http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/ (available for Mac, PC, Linux and iOS)

 

Video tutorials: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/ ;

Find out more: http://www.mendeley.com/ ;


Via Robin Good, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Charles Rein's comment, June 8, 2012 11:42 AM
I used to be in Awe in Syracuse University Libraries (5) the amount of information available at your finger tips. The Internet and software tools make the World at our fingertips
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Reality Librarianship – Up Close and Personal

So tonight was a first for me since becoming a librarian 12 years ago – I got up close and personal with about 60 other librarians from all over New Zealand – from Auckland to Invercarg...
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Report: Six Month OA Mandate Would Cut Journal Subscriptions By Almost Half

Report: Six Month OA Mandate Would Cut Journal Subscriptions By Almost Half | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The U.K.’s Publishers Association released a report suggesting that libraries would cancel 65 percent of arts, humanities and social sciences journal subscriptions, and 44 percent of scientific, ...
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Libraries Have a Key Role in Academic Accountability - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Libraries Have a Key Role in Academic Accountability - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Library Corner | Scoop.it

The continuing drive for more accountability in academe presents “a unique opportunity” for libraries, which are well placed to connect students, faculty members, and administrators. That was the takeaway from two summits on the value of academic libraries organized by the Association of College & Research Libraries, or ACRL. The association today released a report, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate,” that recaps the summit conversations and offers a few recommendations.

 

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Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism

Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism | Library Corner | Scoop.it

This document is intended to inspire transformative thinking using insight into startup culture and innovation methodologies. It’s a collection of talking points intended to stir the entrepreneurial spirit in library leaders at every level.

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Musings about librarianship: Where do you get your library news? Evaluating library channels

Musings about librarianship: Where do you get your library news? Evaluating library channels | Library Corner | Scoop.it

As I have remarked many times before, librarians are on pretty much every internet medium/channel you can think of. From old school mailing lists to newer social media tools like Ning, Wikis, Twitter, Facebook etc. I am a crazy infovore with a voracious appetite for information but even I have my limits and I'm getting overwhelmed so I have being recently thinking of evaluating the sources/channels which prove useful to me.

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Pricing Ebooks: A Reader's Perspective

Pricing Ebooks: A Reader's Perspective | Library Corner | Scoop.it
As a publishing professional with a deep-seated interest in the future of the industry-and, perhaps more importantly, a reader-I'm concerned that by filing an antitrust suit against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin, Macmillan, and Simon &...
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Science in the Open » Blog Archive » 25,000 signatures and still rolling: Implications of the White House petition

Science in the Open » Blog Archive » 25,000 signatures and still rolling: Implications of the White House petition | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value

ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Among the top ten trends in academic libraries in 2012, “communicating value” was at the top of the list, according to the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Planning and Review Committee. This is a direct result of the intense pressure academic and research libraries are under to clearly align their priorities with the overarching institution’s goals and also to provide data-driven documentation of the library’s impact.

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OER Commons a step forward, but needs improvement | opensource.com

OER Commons a step forward, but needs improvement | opensource.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Open source beyond technology. Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine

A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Last September, libraries and librarians around the country welcomed the announcement that OverDrive and Amazon had reached an agreement that would allow Kindle owners to borrow books through their public libraries. The new arrangement allowed libraries to meet a pent-up patron demand for Kindle ebook loans. But librarians and users alike learned that the deal came with some strings attached: Kindle users whose loan periods were coming to an end began to receive marketing messages from Amazon.
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Reflections on Girolamini: Libraries, funding and the people we trust ...

Reflections on Girolamini: Libraries, funding and the people we trust ... | Library Corner | Scoop.it
It is one of the richest libraries in the south of Italy, and one of the oldest in Naples and a particular example of the public library in pre-Unification Italy. The library expanded in the following centuries to a collection of almost ...
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Macmillan, Penguin Finally Respond to DoJ eBook Lawsuit

Macmillan, Penguin Finally Respond to DoJ eBook Lawsuit | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Two publishers accused of eBook price fixing has responded, seemingly throwing Apple under the bus.
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Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) f...

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) f... | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Kristen Purcell, Ph.D.Associate Director, Research Pew Internet Project SUNY Library Association Annual Conference June 7, 2012...
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Ray Bradbury wasn't a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming

Ray Bradbury wasn't a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Ray Bradbury was right about so many things that it almost hurts to write this: he was wrong when it came to reading. But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind. HarperCollins tells paidContent a digital backlist is in the works.
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ADSET's Information Weblog: A library is not the books: an ethical obstacle to the digital library

ADSET's Information Weblog: A library is not the books: an ethical obstacle to the digital library | Library Corner | Scoop.it

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that libraries do not inevitably arise from the aggregation of information, and to apply this result to critique the meaningfulness of the idea of a “digital library.”

 

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Panelists Say Libraries are Perfect Ebook Partner for Publishers | IDPF Digital Book Conference — The Digital Shift

Panelists Say Libraries are Perfect Ebook Partner for Publishers | IDPF Digital Book Conference — The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Libraries are a key sales channel for booksellers, and could be very valuable customers to publishers that are willing to sell or license ebooks to them, agreed a group of panelists during the June 4 “Libraries and Ebooks” session at the International Digital Publishing Forum 2012 digital book conference, co-located with BookExpo America at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center.

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Layar Creator brings interactive augmented reality to print media

Layar Creator brings interactive augmented reality to print media | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Layar, an alternate reality app that's been around for quite a while, recently introduced a web service called Creator that allows print media designers to incorporate interactive web assets into...
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How do you autograph an eBook? Some thoughts after a visit to Book Expo America - Out of the Toy Box | Blog on Gifts and Dec

How do you autograph an eBook? Some thoughts after a visit to Book Expo America - Out of the Toy Box | Blog on Gifts and Dec | Library Corner | Scoop.it
I just got back from B.E.A. (Book Expo America), America's biggest book trade event. I hadn't been in a few years and it felt, not surprisingly, smaller than in the past. There were lots of people (librarians, publishers, editors, writers, etc.) but when I inquired about actual buyers, I found that they were not present in abundance. There are simply a lot fewer book retailers than there used to be. People who love books, and I am one of them, have to feel a bit despondent over this course of events, but the world does continue to change.
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Widbook - Write, read and share!

Widbook - Write, read and share! | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The social network to find books, publish your own, create shelves and spread ideas...
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10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities

10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.
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Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation...Book...Thing

Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation...Book...Thing | Library Corner | Scoop.it
It's either the cutest or the most ridiculous thing we'll see at this year's E3, but it's a thing: Sony has developed an interactive book.
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ISO - News - Digital object identifier (DOI) becomes an ISO standard

ISO - News - Digital object identifier (DOI) becomes an ISO standard | Library Corner | Scoop.it

A new International Standard that provides a system for assigning a unique international identification code to objects for use on digital networks is expected to bring benefits for publishers, information managers, multi-media distributors, archive and cultural heritage communities, and the internet technology industry.

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Libraries manage to avoid deep cuts despite economy - NorthJersey.com

Libraries manage to avoid deep cuts despite economy - NorthJersey.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
While tough economic times have forced towns to make tough decisions about what services to provide, but when it comes to the local library the ax thus far is stayed.
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