Zzzoot post
Links to a special issue (Winter 2008) of Journal of Electronic Publishing entitled "Special Issue on Communications, Scholarly Communications and the Advanced Research Infrastructure".

UsefulChem blog
Jean-Claude Bradley's chemistry blog

Drexel University NanoEnlightenment
A wiki for 1st or 2nd year engineering students to teach some basic concepts from Nanotechnology

Drexel CoE ENGR102 - Drug Delivery Project
Potential uses of nanorobotics in targeted drug delivery (cancer treatment) will be explored in this Freshman ENGR102 group project as one of the goals

Science in the Open:
An openwetware blog on the challenges of open and connected science.

Using RSS to increase user awareness of e-resources in academic libraries
Higheredblogcon 2006 - transforming academic communities with new tools of the social web

Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?
Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not.
Scientific American experiment in "networked journalism. Article By M. Mitchell Waldrop.

Peer to Patent Blog
Since the Peer-to-Patent launch on June 15, there have been 226,354 page views from 39,635 unique viewers in 132 different countries/territories,
1,932 people have signed up to be reviewers and have cited 170 instances of prior art on 35 applications.

ACRL OnPoint
ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. Each chat provides the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship.

Web 2.0 in Science
From the Nature's blog (Nascent) on web technology and science

Web 2.0 and scholarly publishing
From the Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (Oct. 2007).
Question to explore: Should the publishers bear responsibilities in developing 'Web 2.0 tools to meet the needs of current and future scholars'?

Scholarship 2.0: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Scholarship 2.0 is devoted to describing and documenting the forms, facets, and features of alternative Web-based scholarly publishing philosophies and practices.

Using Wikipedia to Reenvision the Term Paper is a presentation on Tuesday March 18th as part of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative for the ELI 2008 Online Spring Focus Session, March 18–19.

An interactive open-access journal for the communication of all peer-reviewed scientific and medical research. PLoS ONE is published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a nonprofit organization.

Sciencedebate 2008
Science Debate 2008 is a grassroots initiative spearheaded by a growing number of scientists and other concerned citizens. The signatories to our "Call for a Presidential Debate on Science & Technology" include the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, leading universities and associations, Nobel laureates and other leading scientists, presidents of universities and major associations, congresspersons of both major political parties, business leaders, religious leaders, former presidential science advisors, the editors of America's major science journals, writers, and many others.

JOVE: the official blog of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).
'"JoVE, The Journal of Visualized Experiments, is bringing scientific publishing into the 21st century, allowing researchers to post their experiments online. It is like a YouTube for scientists, and it could mean faster discovery of life-saving technologies, and greater access for Third World countries." (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, open access, online journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format.

Interview with Graham Steel
Graham Steel attended the Science Blogging Conference but only virtually! He has been a strong proponent of Open Access, frequent commenter on PLoS ONE articles, a patient advocate and, more recently, a blogger on his own. He is the Co-founder of CJD Alliance, Scotland.

The Web, Take Two
An artilcle on Web 2.0 from IEEE Spectrum.
If there’s a technology buzz phrase that looks like it might go through this linguistic rags-to-riches story right now, it’s probably Web 2.0. Coined by Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media in 2004, this lexico-meme is everywhere: Google returns tens of millions of hits; Factiva (a database of thousands of news articles) lists over 1500 citations; the blog search engine Technorati returns nearly 100 000 posts; and O’Reilly hosts an annual Web 2.0 Conference.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
SPARC ®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries. Action by SPARC in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – builds on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship. Leading academic organizations have endorsed SPARC.

Science Commons
Science Commons designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research. We identify unnecessary barriers to research, craft policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develop technology to make research data and materials easier to find and use. Our goal is to speed the translation of data into discovery — unlocking the value of research so more people can benefit from the work scientists are doing.
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Mark David Milliron's Keynote Speach at Drexel University's e-Learning 2.0 Conferencehosted by Information Resources and Technolology Mark David Milliron is the author of the blog Catalytic Conversations.

Publishing in the New Millennium:A Forum on Publishing in the Biosciences
Are you satisfied with the current scientific publishing process? What’s the impact of the “impact factor”? Do you believe that more journals should adopt open-access policies? How would such policies affect the future of scientific publishing?
Event on November 9, 2007, at Harvard Medical School.

Open Students
Open Students is a blog for students about open access to research.

The Professor as Open Book - NY Times, March 20, 2008
"It is not necessary for a student studying multivariable calculus, medieval literature or Roman archaeology to know that the professor on the podium shoots pool, has donned a bunny costume or can’t get enough of Chaka Khan. Yet professors of all ranks and disciplines are revealing such information on public, national platforms: blogs, Web pages, social networking sites, even campus television."

A Web 2.0 Peer-Reviewed Science Journal
"In this proposed Web 2.0 system of peer review, everyone is free to do whatever they like, and it might seem that there is no difference between "Web 2.0 peer-review", and the informal discussions found in forums, wikis and the comment sections of weblogs. But the statement of intent is the critical component of the system. By posting a paper, and asking for reviews, an author is implying a commitment of effort on their part to produce quality output, and to respond to valid comments, if necessary, by updating or improving their paper accordingly. By advertising their willingness to review, a reviewer is indicating a commitment to make an effort to review content submitted. (A reviewer may of course decide that some submitted papers merit more reviewing effort than others, but it would be reasonable to expect that every review written should give some indication of how much effort had been put into it.)" (Discussion encouraged)

Call for Papers: Medicine 2.0
Call for Papers: Medicine 2.0 - How social networking and Web 2.0 technologies revolutionize health care, wellness, clinical medicine and biomedical research

Library 2.0 Gang Podcast: Regular Contributors and Guests
From the Library Journal

Conference Connections: Rewiring the Circuit
"Today, we are seeing a rapid increase in the practice of recording and broadcasting presentations for remote participants (and archiving presentations for future listening and viewing). We are also seeing the emergence of tools for self-expression (blogs), “micro-dialogue” (Twitter), alternative reality (Second Life), networks (Ning), aggregation (Pageflakes), capturing and collaborating (podcasts and wikis), and participant-driven organization (unconferences). These tools form the basis for a substantial shift in perspective in the area of academic dialogue and information exchange."
"TEDTalks (http://www.ted.com/talks) has increased its already exceptional reputation through the release of conference video clips. The recording of sessions also allows attendees to listen to presentations they may not have been able to attend due to schedule conflicts."
Source: George Siemens, Peter Tittenberger, and Terry Anderson, EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 2 (March/April 2008)

A Pedagogy for Original Synners
Abstract: This essay begins by speculating about the learning environment of the class of 2020. It takes place entirely in a virtual world, populated by simulated avatars, managed through the pedagogy of gaming. Based on this projected version of a future-now-in-formation, the authors consider the implications of the current paradigm shift that is happening at the edges of institutions of higher education. From the development of programs in multimedia literacy to the focus on the creation of hybrid learning spaces (that combine the use of virtual worlds, social networking applications, and classroom activities), the scene of learning as well as the subjects of education are changing. The figure of the Original Synner is a projection of the student-of-the-future whose foundational literacy is grounded in their ability to synthesize information from multiple information streams.
From: Digital Young, Innovation, and the Unexpected, Pages 241-259, Posted Online December 3, 2007.

Confessions of a Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins, Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities, series posts dated March 18, 19, 21, 24 2008
The Moral Economy of Web 2.0 [Four parted Weblog postings]:

Voices from the future of science
April 2nd, 2008 by dwentworth, Science Commons

Over the past few months, you may have noticed that some of the posts here have been attributed to a mysterious “dwentworth.” That’s me — Donna Wentworth — and I’m here to start bringing more of your voices to the Science Commons blog.

ICIS Connect
"A place to meet and discuss: the chemical industry and how it affects your lives; working in the industry; jobs in the industry; training; issues affecting the industry where you work; and almost anything else that takes your fancy. Register, log on and have your say."
Source: ICIS Launches ICIS Connect - Randy Reichardt's SciTech Library Question blog

Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries
"This is the wiki of the ACRL print publication Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (2007). This wiki presents updates on the case studies described in the book."

Building an open access African studies repository Using Web 2.0 principles by Anna Winterbottom and James North
First Monday, volume 12, number 4 (April 2007). "This paper describes the aims and design of an open access African Studies Repository (ASR) http://www.africanstudiesrepository.org that is under development. The ASR is a relational database compatible with the open repository platform DSpace but incorporating the participatory online tools collectively known as ‘Web 2.0’. The aim of the ASR is to create a space where everyone who works on Africa, both inside and outside the continent, can store their work, access useful resources, make contacts, and join discussions."

Museums Opening Up to Communities Using Web 2.0: Promise or Reality? - International Conference on the Inclusive Museum to be held in June 2008.
"As social edifices in the sphere of cultural production, today’s museums are increasingly becoming advocates of inclusion and incubators of community. As a result, there has been an increased interest and subsequent change in the way museums mediate among and between communities. One of these changes is the way museums and cultural institutions use emerging Web 2.0 technologies as a means of communication."

Science in the 21st Century - Science, Society and Information Technology. Conference to be held in September 2008.
"Times are changing. In the earlier days, we used to go to the library, today we search and archive our papers online. We have collaborations per email, hold telephone seminars, organize virtual networks, write blogs, and make our seminars available on the internet. Without any doubt, these technological developments influence the way science is done, and they also redefine our relation to the society we live in. Information exchange and management, the scientific community, and the society as a whole can be thought of as a triangle of relationships, the mutual interactions in which are becoming increasingly important."

Empires of the Mind: Inventing the Future of Scholarly Publishing. Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting to be held in May 2008.
One of the sessions highlights Web 2.0 Beyond the hype that focuses on 'focuses on the more practical issues publishers are faced with as they begin to explore and implement Web 2.0 concepts'.

Open Notebook Science: Implications for the Future of Libraries
"Open Notebook Science involves a variety of internet-based techniques for sharing of scientific information, from the use of wikis for experiments, to the Chemspider database, where chemists share molecules in a fashion that is socially (but not technically) similar to Wikipedia. Aspects of Open Notebook Science that are of relevance to librarians are discussed, such as automating of metadata for describing the steps of experiments, and the importance of using a 3rd-party wiki to record Open Notebook Science, so that contributions can be tracked and time-stamped. Bradley predicts movement towards more machine-to-machine communication, which will considerably speed up the research process."

free open standard ELN
"iPad is a powerful, simple, flexible and free Electronic Laboratory Notebook for all those who take and use experimental research notes: researchers, technicians, group leaders, and R&D directors. It improves the management of research-related information in order to save time, improve collaboration, and help people to treat the results of their work with the respect that they deserve."

LIBR559L - Topics in Scholarly Communications Class Summary
A University of British Columbia library class on changes in scholarly communications.

The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority

by Michael Jensen
Chronicle of Higher Education, From the issue dated June 15, 2007
"When the system of scholarly communications was dependent on the physical movement of information goods, we did business in an era of information scarcity. As we become dependent on the digital movement of information goods, we find ourselves entering an era of information abundance. In the process, we are witnessing a radical shift in how we establish authority, significance, and even scholarly validity. That has major implications for, in particular, the humanities and social sciences."

Bioforge: an online community for biological innovation
BioForge is intended to serve as a portal to a dynamic protected commons of enabling technologies in the life sciences, available to anyone for improvement and to use in new innovations, both commercial and non-commercial. Learn more about BioForge.

3rd International Plagiarism Conference
Key themes for the conference will consider ethical use of digital sources, approaches to engaging both learners and educators in the process of addressing plagiarism, addressing plagiarism in web 2.0 and emerging technologies and also subject specific perspectives on the issue. Source: Gerry McKiernan in Information Literacy Skills: Teaching/Learning In The Web 2.0 Environment

Being There: Using Social Networking Services For Engaged Library Instruction
Gerry McKiernan's presentation at the he 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Science 2.0 -- Is Open Access Science the Future?
Is posting raw results online, for all to see, a great tool or a great risk? - An article in Scientific American by M. Mitchell Waldrop.
"The first generation of World Wide Web capabilities rapidly transformed retailing and information search. More recent attributes such as blogging, tagging and social networking, dubbed Web 2.0, have just as quickly expanded people’s ability not just to consume online information but to publish it, edit it and collaborate about it—forcing such old-line institutions as journalism, marketing and even politicking to adopt whole new ways of thinking and operating."