Saturday, 22 November 2008

PLoS ONE adds social bookmarking

A few months ago, McDawg established contact with Topaz

"Topaz is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. Topaz is governed by a Board of Directors chaired by PLoS co-founder Michael B. Eisen.

Topaz received a its start-up grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and support from PLoS, Open Source Application Foundation, Software Freedom Law Center, Creative Commons, Science Commons, Fedora Commons, Mulgara, and many other foundations, universities, organizations and individuals".

Amongst other entities, several (5 out of 7 at the last count) PLoS Journals run on the Topaz platform so McDawg was interested to engage in some dialogue.

McDawg's feedback was appreciated and when asked for suggestions, adding social bookmarking to PLoS Manuscripts was my gut reaction.


Just there, whilst browsing PLoS ONE for content of interest, I was reading Adherent Monomer-Misfolded SOD1 when I noted something I hadn't seen before on a PLoS Manuscript:-

Bookmark this page:
StumbleUpon Facebook Connotea CiteULike Digg

Blimey. One wonders how that happened ;-)

Semantic web? You betcha. Thank you Topaz !!!

Mission and Goals

"Topaz is a nonprofit organization of focused on developing open source software around collaborative creation, management and sharing of information.

Our goals are to:

* Develop software framework to allow easy and rapid development of data driven applications
* Facilitate research and collaboration of data/content models in various knowledge fields
* Enable users to develop innovative ways to explore, use and share data"


The keeper though, "As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers".

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