Jason Rollins gave a presentation with that topic at the recent STM Innovations Seminar in London. The video of his presentation has now been made available by River Valley TV, and his slides are here.
Jason talks about some recent trends in reference management software. For him one important new trend is APIs/extensions. I fully agree with him, but we haven’t really seen many tools based on these APIs. Reference managers that provide APIs include Mendeley, Endnote, Refworks, Papers, Zotero and Connotea. The availability of an API has done a lot for the success of Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter and Flickr.
Another interesting topic was brought up in the discussion: should reference managers track difference versions of an article (e.g. pre-print, post-print, publisher PDF)? According to Jason many Endnote users request this feature. Jason is leading the Endnote development team, but also mentions Mendeley, CiteULike and Papers in his presentation. I interviewed Jason about Endnote back in August.
Webinar on Writing Zotero Translators
In a blog post two weeks ago I argued for the need for reference managers to properly support data citation, if we want data citation to become a standard activity. I am happy to announce two events working towards that goal.November 3rd: Webinar on writing Zotero web translatorsSebastian Karcher, ...
Speaker Deck for Sharing Presentations
It has become common practice to make presentation slides available for those unable to attend in person, or for more in-depth review later. The most popular service to do this is of course Slideshare. Slideshare is a fine service, ...
What is a DOI?
This Sunday Ian Mulvany and I will do a presentation on Open Scholarship Tools at Wikimania 2014 in London. From the abstract:This presentation will give a broad overview of tools and standards that are helping with Open Scholarship today.One ...