PANGAEA (Geoscience & Environmental Data) linked with Elsevier’s Science Direct

Netherland Elsevier and PANGAEA announce next step in connecting research articles to data - 30 Jul 2010

“STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and PANGAEA – Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data – have announced their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. Elsevier articles at ScienceDirect are now enriched with graphical information linking to associated research data sets that are deposited at PANGAEA.

PANGAEA is a data library which links primary data related to articles in earth and environmental science journals and thus may serve some hundred journals of the Elsevier portfolio. In the first phase, more than 1,000 articles from various earth science journals were linked. The data are freely available from the publication’s page in ScienceDirect, without a login or subscription.

The latest initiative follows the introduction, last February, of ‘reciprocal linking’ – automatically linking research data sets deposited at PANGAEA to corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on its electronic platform ScienceDirect and vice versa. The new feature adds a map to every ScienceDirect article that has associated research data at PANGAEA. It displays all geographical locations for which such data is available. A single click then brings the user from the ScienceDirect article to the research data set at PANGAEA.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Institute for Web Science (UK) not to get funding…

However, [Tim] "Berners-Lee and [Nigel] Shadbolt are hopeful that earlier statements and commitments by members of the new government to open government data indicate that support for open-linked data initiatives will continue, despite the cuts. They believe that the http://data.gov.uk website, a similar initiative to the U.S. government’s www.data.gov portal, will continue to grow over the coming months. The U.S. service now has more than 270,000 data sets available for developers. The U.K. version is somewhat smaller with a little more than 3,000 data sets."

Source:  Jim Ashling. Information Today. Medford: Jul/Aug 2010. Vol. 27, Iss. 7; pg. 20, 2 pgs

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National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus — new features

The National Library of Medicine announced today that their MedlinePlus websitefor consumer health went live today with a new look and new features.  One of the more interesting features is here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videosandcooltools.html

There are videos available on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures and health news. "Test your knowledge with the interactive tutorials and games."  NLM has employed social networking connections, and provides a medical dictionary.

Source:  Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S., AHIP Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator,  National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Baltimore