May 31, 2011

Social Network Tries to Revolutionize Research

Tom Chivers, Telegraph


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Quietly, without anyone outside really noticing, the way that scientists share information has changed. Profoundly. And it’s all down to iTunes.

Actually, that’s not quite true. But Mendeley, the online academic social network that has been described as “science’s iTunes” and “science’s Last.fm” (after the web radio station that suggests music for listeners), is opening up the cloistered world of science publishing. Just three years old, Mendeley is now the world’s largest research database, with around 75 million journal articles – and, says Dr...

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