Searching blogs with Yahoo

Jun 14, 2005 by

In my presentation last week at SLA, I said that it was difficult to use common search engines to search blog contents. I spoke too quickly. Yahoo proposes a way of doing so: in the advanced search, select “RSS/XML (.xml)” as a File format for your results. if you know specifically in which blog the information you are looking for is and the blog has its own domain name, you can restrict your search to that domain name in the “Site/Domain”...

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CAS data on handheld devices

Apr 20, 2005 by

It’s a first for chemistry publishers, CAS can now deliver chemical information, including structures, via live interaction using BlackBerry and other PDAs devices as was just demonstrated at the CAS European conference in Vienna. The data comes from CAplus and CAS Registry. The service is called CAS Mobile, and will be made available through STN and SciFinder in the near...

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“The Future of Technical E-Books” offer...

Jun 10, 2004 by

William Woishnis, Knovel’s co-founder, and the founder of William Andrew Publishing, made a presentation at the SLA Annual Conference on “The Future of Technical E-Books”. An article is being prepared based on the presentation and has the following content: New Media Types and Publishing Paradigms The Merger of Reference Books and Computer-Aided Engineering Software Embedding of Technical E-Books into Decision-Making Workflows Pricing and its Different Perspectives Collection Development Strategies (Quantity vs. Selectivity) Integration of Internal and External Content You can sign up to receive a copy of the article after its...

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Update on Endnote filter for Ei INSPEC...

May 11, 2004 by

Well, it would seem that you don’t need a filter for Ei Inspec. Endnote 7 has a direct import option for Ei Inspec instead of a filter. Apologies for posting a false call to arms...

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Endnote filter for Ei INSPEC

May 11, 2004 by

Brought to the attention on the ELD-L list is the absence of an Endnote import filter for Ei INSPEC. There is one though for several of the INSPEC platforms and even one for Compendex. If enough people request the new filter, Endnote may provide it. Here is the info needed to fill up the request form: Database: Inspec Export Format: Two-letter tag Data Provider: Ei Provider’s Address & URL: Elsevier Engineering Information 1 Castle Point Terrace Hoboken, NJ 07030 eicustomersupport@elsevier.com...

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Testers needed for HistCite

Mar 15, 2004 by

Gene Garfield, president and editor-in-chief of The Scientist and Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) is looking for a few good librarians to test a new software product, HistCite. HistCite(tm), a system for historiographic analysis. The HistCite(tm) software organizes bibliographic collections generated by searching Science Citation Index on the Web of Science(WOS) or SCI-CD-Rom. It enables you to track the evolution of papers, authors, and journals and graphically represent the chronology of the most influential papers on a topic. In order to participate in the study, you must have access to Microsoft Windows, as well as access to the ISI Web of Science. Examples of what HistCite can do are online. You can email Gene Garfield or call 215-243-2205. Since Mr Garfield made his announcement on various newsgroups, he...

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