SCImago Institutions Rankings 2011: Q1 most appealing indicator!

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The most comprehensive Research Ranking of worldwide universities and research-focused institutions. This 3rd edition includes 3,042 institutions from all over the world grouped into five Institutional Sectors and classified by World Regions. The ranking adds two new performance indicators (to the previous four ones) to evaluate institutions’ research outcomes: Specialization Index and Excellence Rate. Get the report here: http://www.scimagoir.com/pdf/sir_2011_world_report.pdf
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Still using the Hirsch index? Don’t!

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“My research: > 185 papers, h-index 40.” A random quote from a curriculum vitae in the World Wide Web. Sometimes, researchers love their Hirsch index, better known as the h-index. But what does the measure actually mean? Is it a reliable indicator of scientific impact? Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck have studied the mathematical and statistical properties of the h-index. Their conclusion: the h-index can produce inconsistent results. For this reason, it is actually not the reliable measure of scientific impact that most users think it is. As a leading scientometric institute, we have therefore published the advice to all universities, funders, and academies of science to abandon the use of the h-index as a measure of the overall scientific impact of researchers or research groups. There are better alternatives. The paper by Waltman and Van Eck is now available as a preprint and will soon be published by the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology JASIST.
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WorldCat Identities Network is an experimental prototype that allows exploration of WorldCat Identity relationships and connections

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The WorldCat Identity Network uses the WorldCat Identities Web Service and the WorldCat Search API to create an interactive Related Identity Network Map for each Identity in the WorldCat Identities database. The Identity Maps can be used to explore the interconnectivity between WorldCat Identities. A WorldCat Identity can be a person, a thing (e.g., the Titanic), a fictitious character (e.g., Harry Potter), or a corporation (e.g., IBM). Impact The WorldCat Identities Network gives users the opportunity to visually explore the interconnectivity and relationships between WorldCat Identities. Details The WorldCat Identities Network is available at http://experimental.worldcat.org/IDNetwork/.
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Semantic MEDLINE: the next PubMed?

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The NLM works on a new interface for PubMed, including latest advances of semantic search (NLP and connected graphs). “Semantic MEDLINE is a prototype Web application that summarizes MEDLINE citations returned by a PubMed search. Natural language processing is used to analyze salient content in titles and abstracts. This information is then presented in a graph that has links to the MEDLINE text processed. Currently, the results from 35 PubMed searches (including a variety of disorders and drugs) are available to be processed. The 500 most recent citations (from the date of the search) are available for further processing by Semantic MEDLINE”. The prototype can be tested at: http://skr3.nlm.nih.gov/SemMedDemo/index.jsp See also this article: Rindflesch, T.C., Kilicoglu, H., Fiszman, M., Rosemblat, G., Shin, D. Semantic MEDLINE: An advanced information management application for biomedicine. Information Services and Use, Volume 31, Issue 1-2, 2011, Pages 15-21
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Government Funding Down; Scientists Experiment With “Crowd-Funding” Websites

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Facing cuts in government research funding, scientists are turning to crowd funding websites to finance their research. In recent decades such a large portion of scientific research has been funded by governments, either directly or through government-funded universities, that most people can scarcely imagine a world in which research is paid for solely by the private sector. Today, however, researchers are feeling the pinch of government cutbacks and, according to the New York Times, are turning to the Internet to raise funds for their research — a task that, while daunting, also holds rewards for both researchers and donors. For example, biologists Jennifer Calkins and Jennifer Gee, seeking to travel to Mexico to study the elegant quail, set up a project on Kickstarter.com, a “crowd-funding” website.
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Rathenau Instituut, (with STW and Technopolis) publishes new “4D model” for valorization-maps (in dutch)

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vier dimensies van valorisatie in het 4D-valorisatiemodel. 1 Partij de kennisaanbieder (universiteit, hogeschool) als de kennisgebruiker (bedrijf, branche, overheid, maatschappelijke groepering) de intermediaire partij (wetenschapsfinancier).
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Well-formed data » Max Planck Research Networks

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The multi-touch installation Max Planck Research Networks reveals how Max Planck Institutes collaborate with each other, and with their international partners. The piece is exhibited at the Max Planck Science Gallery, a highly interactive exhibition space presenting new forms of science communication in Berlin. You should come and visit it.
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