Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WorldCat Identities

I'm working on a paper for one of my classes and in the process I stumbled upon this beta 'identities' site from WorldCat. While I've come down on both sides of WorldCat from time to time, I think this feature for aggregating information about a single author is pretty innovative and useful. Here's an example:


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zotero v EndNote

I'm a Zotero user, I won't dice any words about that. After working with RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero, I was won over pretty easily. It was that thing which I had been holding out for, as I had more or less managed without any citation management tools for years at a time. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to read this:

National Science Foundation Hires Zotero

We are delighted to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers Program in the Division of Engineering Education and Centers has hired the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) to provide a customized interface for NSF’s internal use. NSF had already been using Zotero for some time, and based on positive experience with the software, NSF contracted with CHNM to extend Zotero to meet the organization’s needs more fully.

Ironically, as part of working on a NSF grant, I may have to move the relevant portions of my library over to EndNote, the program users love to hate. This may well be how things move full circle in the world of large bureaucracies...