Supporting the Researcher Workflow through User- Centered Design #SLA2012

Supporting the Researcher Workflow through User- Centered Design #SLA2012

This is a presentation delivered to the Special Libraries Conference on how Mendeley's focus on user-experience allows it to fit the researcher workflow.

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William Gunn

July 12, 2012
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    Supporting the Researcher Workflow through User- Centered Design William Gunn

    Head of Academic Outreach william.gunn@mendeley.com @mrgunn
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    Just started using Mendeley. How come I was never told

    about such a great tool? @litreviewhq I haven't heard of Mendeley but it could be exactly what I'm looking for... Thanks! @enkerli I *love* Mendeley. It's the best thing that has happened to reference management since EndNote Just fyi, Mendeley is pretty awesome on searching research: http://t.co/l0VoRGU @AmandaMichelle I love Mendeley: love the web importer, use it across devices (phone/ipad), and to share readings w/advisors, etc. #phdchat I friggin' LOVE Mendeley!! http://amplicate.com/love/mendeley
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    Based in London & New York, Mendeley is researchers, graduates

    and software developers from... ...backed by co-founders and former executives of: Supported by:
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    Connecting Scholars in the Cloud Research is a social activity,

    but the tools and the data aren’t. Databases have incomplete metadata, incompatible licenses prevent remixing and sharing necessary for new insights. Capture the latent info in their process!
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    ...and aggregates research data in the cloud Mendeley makes research

    more collaborative and transparent: Mendeley extracts research data… Collecting rich signals from domain experts.
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    What is Mendeley? Mendeley Web: A research catalog of 250M

    documents from 2 M researchers, 170K collaborative groups. Mendeley Desktop: A bit of software that organizes PDFs and helps researchers write papers.
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    The workflow starts with finding research You can also: l

    Add existing EndNote/BibTeX/RIS databases l Sync with other reference management webapps l Use Mendeley Web Importer to add from online databases l Add from the Mendeley Research Catalog http://www.mendeley.com/blog/tipstricks/7-ways-to-add-documents-to-mendeley/
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    Set up and manage your reference groups Add tags &

    notes and edit document details Library showing all your documents (citation or table view) Filter your papers by authors, keywords, tags, or publications Step 2: Organization in Mendeley Desktop
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    Citing in Word & Open Office Citation will show up

    based on selected style Cite into Google documents or other editors by copy & paste Generate a bibliography in one click!
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    Mendeley Comparison Why spend money if good free tools exist?

    Expensive tools may be overkill for just collecting papers and inserting citations Beholden to their existing base, can’t innovate Tools of scholarship should be in the hands of scholars
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    Citation Style Language CSL is a markup language, like HTML,

    but for citation info. Open format Tools for scholarly communication by and for scholars.
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    Citation Style Language Implements CSL Ships with thousands of styles

    Develops citation style processor code Supports community in development of styles Mendeley…
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    Mendeley Web is three things… Crowdsourced catalog of research A

    social network of researchers A web service for research data & stats
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    http://dev.mendeley.com Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media James Powell CTO Thomson Reuters

    Juan Enriquez MD Excel Venture Management John Wilbanks VP Science, Creative Commons Werner Vogels CTO Amazon.com Mendeley/PLoS API Binary Battle $16,001 for the best app
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    Join Mendeley for Librarians This is a private librarian-only group

    for members to share presentations and documents. Send a message to alison.robb@mendeley.com for an invitation.
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