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Building Research Applications with Mendeley: opening up content discovery for your catalog

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February 08, 2012

Building Research Applications with Mendeley: opening up content discovery for your catalog

This presentation was delivered to the Code4Lib conference and covered usage of social metrics for content discovery by libraries and researchers.

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William Gunn

February 08, 2012
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  1. Building Research Applications with Mendeley William Gunn Head of Academic

    Outreach william.gunn@mendeley.com Opening up content discovery for your catalogue
  2. The Internet is BIG Your site is small

  3. •Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google •Dishwashers,

    and How Google Eats Its Own Tail •Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs & Google Should Be Worried •On the increasing uselessness of Google •Coding Horror: Trouble In the House of Google •Videk WadHwa, Techcrunch •Paul Kedrosky, Infectious Greed •Richard Macmanus, ReadWriteWeb •Alan Patrick, Broadstuff •Joe Atwood, Coding Horror •“As part of Christmas shopping for my wife, I searched for "iPhone 4 case" in Google. I had to give up completely on the first two pages of search results as utterly useless, and searched Amazon instead. “ Search Engines Are Failing
  4. Enter Social Discovery

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  7. Get the content out of the silo and circulating in

    the wider web
  8. Metrics as a discovery tool

  9. Ranking by readership at Mendeley

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  11. JISC DURA Project http://jisc-dura.blogspot.com

  12. http://swets.com/mendeley

  13. http://swets.com/mendeley

  14. Select relation: supports refutes complements uses same method ... Result:

    A human-curated, constantly evolving semantic article database Linked Data #FTMFW
  15. www.mendeley.com william.gunn@mendeley.com

  16. Code word: Belgian http://mnd.ly/C4L2012WG