"i-Covers is a free software, conceived to search and download on Internet all sleeves, pockets, jackets, covers and movie posters.
i-Covers connects to Internet to interrogate 16 data bases different and to display the result of your research in graphic form. i-Covers is the indispensable software for all fans of movies and amateurs of videos, Vhs, Dvd and Divx."
Called Gradshare and developed by ProQuest, the Web site follows on the heels of other social-networking sites aimed at graduate students, like Graduate Junction. However, Gradshare's developers hope that the site, which opened in beta form last October, will carve out a niche with its question-and-answer focus.
Vadlo is brought to you by two biology scientists who wish to make it easier to locate biology research related information on the web.
Vadlo search engine caters to all branches of life sciences. This beta offering allows users to search within five categories: Protocols, Online Tools, Seminars, Databases and Software.
The Office of UW Technology at University of Washington is developing Research1, a Web site that will allow scattered researchers to reunite in online communities and share their projects with the general public through various media, including audio and video files.
WorldCat Affiliate Services
Let users of your Web site discover content and resources in WorldCat libraries worldwide
Make library-based resources part of your Web experience! WorldCat Affiliate Services integrate seamlessly into your application and let your users see complementary sources of information, look up physical items in WorldCat member libraries, and link to electronic resources such as full-text articles.
These tools provide benefits for any Web site or Web-enabled application, including search engines, online databases, e-commerce sites, e-learning environments as well as library systems and similar information services. Information is drawn from quality bibliographic and institutional metadata contributed and updated by thousands of librarians and other information professionals.
iBreadCrumbs.com is a recording toolbar for your web browser. Similar to what a DVR does for tv, iBreadCrumbs.com records all the web pages you visit while you research. Save, review, and share your research with friends or colleagues.
iBreadCrumbs allows students, researchers, and professors to organize the world's data into narrow research "breadcrumbs" or click-streams.
From the IBM website:
Plum is similar to Kaboodle and Stylehive in that it is a social bookmarking site that allows users to add a lot of metadata about bookmarks (including images). Bookmarked items can tagged and be added to a public, private or shared “collection” (there are a number of defaul collections and more can be added).
One key way that Plum is different than other bookmarking site is that it allows users to bookmark items on their computer, not just on the web. A file that is open in certain desktop applications (things like photos, power point presentations, iTunes playlists, address book entries, email, etc) can be added to Plum by clicking a button on the Plummer, a small downloadable application for Windows or Mac. See the last screen shot below for a look at the Plummer.
Gee...projects and local resource tagging! How are we to ever keep up?
This brand-new, all-online event aims to bring together in a single Web space many of the leading players who are transforming academe with their use of the new tools of the Social Web.
All presentations will be made available on the event website at no charge to participants (with the exception of the live, web/audio CASE Online Speaker Series events).
"What's Digg? Digg is a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do."
I think we should think about allowing users to have the ability to add weight to posts here, in addition to assigning impact based on clicks. For instance, don't we want our important users to be able to tell us that a post represents an article that has a lot of weight.
Especially if we're thinking that people will have weights in addition to posts having weights.
Interesting discussion about making OPML dynamic like the RSS feeds that an OPML file aggregates. This would allow the distribution model of OPML to be changed to a subscription model. In TagIt, we've sort of got this without having to change the way feed readers work. Since a bibliography is capable of creating an RSS feed, they already can be read by the feed readers dynamically -- that is, the readers can get new content as the bibliography is updated. And since the bibliography topics themselves are simply posts, they can be consumed via RSS. The only things I'd need to do in the code is
- update the timestamp on the bibliography topic whenever a component is added or edited
- give access to an rss feed of just the bibliography topics (by user or by TagIt instance)