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Liberating the literature


January 2007

Developing a virtual personal network

An interesting post in BMJ Career Focus (click here). Why am I highlighting this – because networking will form part of Gwagle…..


The Clinical Cases and Images blog has highlighted the rather nice schmedley site.

Christmas searching!

Interesting pattern shown over December. Below is a chart of our weekly search stats. At the start of the graph we’d been free for 3 weeks and were receiving around 25,000 searches per week. This rose and peaked at the end of December (at 80,000 searches per week), then started to drop, the low point being 27,000 searches around Christmas day. Since then the searches have picked up and are as good as at our peak number of searches.

People distracted in December – surely not!

A Majority of Users Would Submit Reviews

Reported here: A Harris Interactive poll conducted for Yahoo Local found that 67 percent of respondents said they would be likely to post an online rating or review, and 79 percent of respondents said they’d be likely to be influenced by such a rating or review.

This highlights the rise – is it an expectation – of web 2.0. Gwagle, hopes to use this willingness to share experience when it launches.

Medical Video Repository

A collection of educational medical videos for students and doctors click here.

UK PubMed Central launches

Based on PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) provides a stable, permanent, and free-to-access online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed research publications.

Web 2.0

Ben Toth writes about web 2.0 for e-health insider.

Tagging versus indexing

As Gwagle will incorporate tagging this article was of great interest to us:

Patterns and Inconsistencies in Collaborative Tagging Systems: An Examination of Tagging Practices

Net neutrality

Jello Biafra talks about net neutrality on YouTube!

For more information on net neutrality see this wikipedia article.

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