Tuesday, June 18, 2013

RSS Goes ProQuest

2005- Proquest Goes RSS  

2013- RSS Goes (to) ProQuest
Very excited  to move from one innovative company to another.

Monday, June 17, 2013


Saying so long to my friends at Guy&Gallard, best service around 26th and Park

Pre-K Graduation and Moving

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"


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On providing solutions

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)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Connecting Reference Managers

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.

Reference Manager Overviewhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mfenner/3720748795/

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Researchers SolutionS

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.