Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Alon's principal quoted Churchill at the graduation (no clue why there is a graduation for pre-k, however that's another story) and it may apply to my situation too
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning"
Posted by Rafael Sidi at 9:06 AM
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After spending last week with Mendeley team and reading all the comments about the acquisition, my summary of this strategic move is just carry on delivering solutions which will improve researchers workflows and help them in their daily life.
This ain't a new strategy for Elsevier, we have been executing this strategy for many years, and we'll continue doing it.
Once more congratulations to Mendeley team (rock on) and welcome to Elsevier (another rock on company where people are good)
Posted by Rafael Sidi at 9:33 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013
Martin Fenner's states that "that scientific infrastructure needs to be interoperable first and decentralized second" on his latest post "Some Thoughts on Beyond the Paper". Thinking about it, would not be great to create interoperability within reference managers (Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, etc) i.e. match the same content in Zotero to Endnote and leverage usage data for recommendation and connecting/following researchers.
It might be time to create something similar to tomahawk for reference manager solutions to bring the next level of "social" and "smartness" into scholarly communication.
Posted by Rafael Sidi at 2:44 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
While chatting with a good colleague over dinner he asked why I have stopped posting. I told him that posting for me was always like a "post-it" notes of what I was thinking, and most of my posts were few lines or a paragraph at best thanks to a great engineering education. With tweets I was able to do the same.
I just checked the last post that I had 8 months ago, and with the recent announcements , today the importance of building Researcher SolutionS (think of this the new RSS) becomes more crucial.
Posted by Rafael Sidi at 6:57 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Implementa,on of Clinical Genomics: Ethical, Societal and Regulatory Considera,onshttp://bit.ly/MHinQA
Posted by Rafael Sidi at 10:43 PM