Archive for marzo 2006

Google lancia Analytics

31 marzo 2006

Google ha lanciato il servizio di statistiche gratuite Google Analytics: al momento è in corso la fase beta che coinvolge un cospicuo numero di utenti. Per partecipare è necessario richiedere un invitation a questo indirizzo. Servendomi dell'account GMail, ho inoltrato la mia richiesta circa un'ora fa, ma sono ancora in attesa di risposta.

G.A. è un servizio free di monitoraggio dei siti web che permette di analizzare il flusso dei visitatori, i percorsi compiuti all'interno di un sito e le dinamiche di interazione online.

La proposta gratuita di base permette di visualizzare fino a 5 milioni di pagine al mese, mentre sottoscrivendo un account con AdWords (il servizio di advertising di Google), si viene abilitati a sfondare questo tetto e si gode della possibilità di analizzare un numero illimitato di pagine web.

E-LIS’ browse by conference

31 marzo 2006

From Heather Morrison:

"The E-LIS Advanced Search now features a Browse by Conference option, at:

This makes it possible to view all of the papers from a given conference deposited in E-LIS together in one place – a nice feature for conference organizers.

For example, 22 papers from the Berlin 3 Open Access conference can be found from this link:"

wikindx: a software for bibliographies and quotations management

29 marzo 2006

WIKINDX is a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.

Developed under the GNU GPL license, the project homepage can be found at sourceforge and the required files/updates are available for download there. A FreeBSD port by Babak Farrokhi may be downloaded from

Lots of features available; among others:

  • enter/edit bibliographic resources;
  • add unlimited file attachments to each resource;
  • catalogue resources by categories and keyword(s);
  • enter/edit a general note about the whole resource;
  • enter/edit quotes and paraphrases from those resources

A great example coming from Germany is WikiMedia Germany, for collecting scientific literature on Wiki. You can take at look around in most sites listed on wikindx thanks to the "read-only access", getting an idea of what to do with this viable and powerful software.

In the Test-Drive section you find examples of information resources cataloged, with lists of File, Bookmarks, Resources and Metadata linked to them.

links: sharing bookmarks at Yale

28 marzo 2006

links is a beta project of the Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Yale University Library. It is a group linklog: you can post on it the links you are reading and look at what other people and groups of people are reading on the web.

You have to get a Yale account to log in and add your bookmarkslinks lets Yale patrons create and join groups, too (groups are sets of people with some shared interest: a course project team, a research unit or some friends…).

You can also syndicate your own links or your group links using RSS, or export the whole set in such a wide number of formats: by now at least the XBEL, XOBIS and MODS.

Either, you can take a look at links with your cell phone thanks to PDA view offered at the bottom of the pages, along with the orange buttons of metadata formats. You can also look at people creating records in links and view the words they tagged resources with.

Tags are listed alphabetically in an apposite page: you can browse them and pick up the one you are interested in with all the records displaying link description, user (and/or group) details, date of record issue and – if in case of open archives – eventually the name of the repository in which the resource has been submitted.

But… improvements are going on – at links they say: "Our goal is to make links an extremely useful and easy way to share information or just keep notes for yourself. Over the next few months we will be working to improve how links can keep more detailed information about your links, such as bibliographic fields for journal articles".

Radio LIS

27 marzo 2006

Radio LIS "is a new and exciting series of interactive webcasts brought to you by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Our aim with these webcasts is to help in "…creating and exploring the intersection of information and learning." We hope to present interesting and stimulating conversations with movers, shakers, and the odd gadfly or two in libraryland. Watch the calendar for future programs in all series."

Audio available both in MP3 and Quick Time format.

Evidence based LIS review

25 marzo 2006

E’ nata EBLIP – Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. EBLIP è open access, peer reviewed ed è la prima rivista dedicata specificamente alla pratica dell’evidence based nell’ambito delle scienze dell’informazione.

Dal sito dell’editore:

“EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services, using the OJS Software. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice.

EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics.”

Registrandosi nel sito è possibile usufruire di tutte le funzionalità aggiuntive, inclusa l’abilitazione a commentare gli articoli pubblicati.