“Article of the Future”: New direction for scientific publishing?

Prediction  in some circles is that scientific publishing will become more interactive in the future and will take full advantage of the web’s interactive capabilities. Elsevier and Cell Press have launched “Article of the Future,” a collaborative project with scientists, to explore the potential of this publishing model. It looks like it could be an [...]

Embedding a video in a Wordpress blog post

While doing the final week of SLA 23 Things, I was puzzled that the video I added wasn’t embedded in my post, but rather was hotlinked in the sentence about it. I had expected when I clicked on the “add media” icon in my Wordpress dashboard that it would be embedded (i.e., there would be [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 8 Online Applications & Tools

Online productivity tools
As part of this week’s tasks, I read the About.com article Top Ten Productivity Web Sites. Of these 10 tools, I already use:

TinyURL – I use this site when I’m not on my own computer. I have the FireFox add-on TinyURL Creator on my own machine.
Gmail – I forward all of my email [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 7 Wikis Part 1

I admit it – this is a Web 2.0 application that I have next to no experience with, other than using a few for information-gathering. I can definitely see the use of wikis in collaborative environments: education, businesses, even social networking groups.
It wasn’t until after I’d viewed the wonderful short video “Wikis in Plain English” [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 6 Play Week

Week 6 is a “play” week to explore some Web 2.0 applications of potential interest.
Avatars and online image generators:
First task this week was to create an avatar and/or work with an online image creator.
Meez – an online avatar creator and game site. I didn’t get very far with it. I downloaded and installed Java (still [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 2

Last weekend, I worked on SLA2Tthings with a friend using Skype. It was a fun way to explore flickr and delicious. We each brought our different expertise and questions, which enhanced the experience for both of us.
Since then, I’ve been exploring image sites further and learning more about mashups, of which I’ve had a general [...]