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February 13, 2009

Gold Dust test results (first iteration)

February 13, 2009

Here is a table of the Gold Dust project test results from 15th December.Brief explanation: two methods were used, Termine and Extminer. Users rated the relevance of matching items in their digests on a scale of 1-10. The digests were organised according to categories of feeds (CFPs, new items in IRs, etc). The statistic that stands out is that ...

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February 12, 2009

Gold Dust is good for you

February 12, 2009

The above is a diagram Simon Hodson, the Gold Dust Manager, created showing the items retrieved for one particular user in the first iteration of the Gold Dust project tests with users.  The items are ranked according to the significance rating which was given by the software used for one of the Gold Dust approaches.  Then, the items which were ...

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November 19, 2008

What journal publishers should know about RSS feeds

November 19, 2008

An informative article by Lisa Rogers has been published in FUMSI.  RSS and Scholarly Journal Tables of Contents: the ticTOCs Project, and Good Practice Guidelines for Publishers As well as looking at journal Table of Contents RSS feeds and how ticTOCs is developing its service, the article gives some detailed guidelines for publishers on best practice for TOC ...

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October 03, 2008

ticTOCs, Gold Dust and 21st century researchers

October 03, 2008

RSS, current awareness and information overload: How two projects (ticTOCs and Gold Dust) are seeking to improve the information landscape for the 21st century researcher appears in Papers from the Next Generation Environments: Understanding needs, unravelling complexities and applying practice, Users and Innovation Programme Conference, April 2008 (pages ...

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June 04, 2008

ticTOCs Beta 2.0 Check it out!

June 04, 2008

I'd like to invite all members of the Emerge community to go to check out the ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents Beta 2.0 which was released this week.ticTOCs is now just about a usable service.  You can use it in two main ways:1. As a directory of journal TOC feeds.  Once found, you can export feeds individually using ...

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June 03, 2008

Inforum presentation about RSS, ticTOCs and Gold Dust

June 03, 2008

There's a brief report here on the presentation I gave last week at the Inforum Conference, with links to the abstract and ...

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May 07, 2008

Conference announcements

May 07, 2008

I've noticed several conference announcements on Emerge - which is of course fine, as Emerge provides an interested audience.  If you have a forthcoming conference to publicise, you may also think about posting to these two sites:Eventseer.net  RSS feed: RSS do YOU find out about possibly interesting conferences?  Do announcements sometimes clutter your email in-tray?  Do you ...

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April 24, 2008

Gold Dust animation

April 24, 2008

This animation, created by Lisa Rogers, is a neat way of explaining much of what the U&I Gold Dust project is about. Depending on your browser, you may need to click on the boxes to get the full ...

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March 04, 2008

New book RSS feeds from publishers

March 04, 2008

I haven't had a great response from previous posts here asking members of Emerge for details of any RSS feeds for Funding Opportunity news, or RSS feeds for new Teaching & Learning resources which they may know about, but here goes again.This time I'm looking for publishers' new book announcement RSS feeds in the subject area of engineering.  I know ...

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January 25, 2008

Projects and Partnerships

January 25, 2008

If anyone is interested in my presentation on Partnerships and projects, given at the Emerge U&I Launch Event at York, it's available at (5MB)Summary below:Roles – ensure all partners are clear about their rolesCommunications – use appropriate methods, keep things simple, don’t expect partners to read 100 page reportsReward/ROI/Recognition – partners’ expectations will vary.  Some receive funding, some ...

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