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Thursday, August 05, 2004

Ariadne 'Towards Library Groupware with Personalised Link Routing'

Chudnov et al. Issue 40 (July 2004). Everyone was so hung up on the public libraries article from this issue, this one fell into the weeds. I haven't finished reading it yet, but this passage stood out:
In a fluid world where users move regularly between informal discussion and scholarly/research domains, we can consider the functional areas of linking, reference management, and weblogging to be service points on a single continuum of information gathering, study, and creation. Following a reference from a weblog or from a scholarly article are each similar steps in exploring threads of related ideas. Capturing a reference in your own weblog or reference library indicates that the citation somehow relates to your own thought process. Publicly citing a reference more closely associates your thinking with that of others.
Compare to Edmonds, Blustein, and Don Turnbull below. Update (8/9/04): Check out what they're doing at UThink. They've integrated database searching, with blogs, with RefWorks! So you can blog your results from a database search, then transfer the blog item to your bibliography when it's time to submit a paper. (pointed out by Fichter)


  • Nice, nice. I added a line from it to the scratchpad post I wrote a few days ago about relating items.

    By Blogger j, at 3:32 PM  

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