Thursday, August 14, 2008

New research tool

This looks like a terrific development in combining social networking with research: Mendeley is intended to compile an enormous bibliographical database comparable to's database of music and tastes.

“As the database of Mendeley Web grows, you will be able to view statistics about emerging research topics in every academic discipline, and readership statistics for each individual paper” explains Victor Henning, one of Mendeley’s co-founders. “Soon we will also include a recommendation engine. Basically, it’s like a for research.”

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