Tech Tools Demo

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Useful Tech Tools

Insert name and tool

  1. Marcus: - Colin has unlimited invites.
  2. Marcus:
  3. Ismael: BibCiter, the one I'm using on my site (that one goes for Marcus ;)
  4. Daithí: Yep - which a few of you have asked me about, as i'm always playing with it. It's neither 'Web 2.0" nor very collaborative, though.
  5. Peter: HyperPo Text Analysis Tool -- [] or [1] -- TAPoR: Text Analysis Tool Portal. There are many tools here, but I find HyperPo to be the most useful, and I will give a brief demonstration of its power for quick and easy text analysis.
  6. Fred: I'll show off OpenID
  7. Ralph: I can show wexlist and vizhall
  8. Colin:
  • Pipes Interactive data aggregator and manipulator that lets you mashup your favorite online data sources
  • Webdash "personal web assistant" that enables you to securely bookmark, organize, annotate, and email any page on the web right from your browser
  • Many Eyes Tool for data visualization and sharing
  • Visible Path An interesting and perhaps more automated way of using your network - a la linkedin


Marcus: I would love to see a demo of and a tool that allows you to collaboratively share academic references
Lorraine: I've heard CiteULike and also Connotea are pretty nice, though haven't used either yet.
Ismael: I've tested both and while they do quite well for sharing, they're quite poor to manage your own references and bibliographies (specially Connotea, that I actually would not call a bibliographic manager at all)
Lorraine: It sounds like BibCiter is standalone, whereas CiteULike and Connotea expect you're interfacing with other bibliographers like EndNote.
Ismael: Exactly. It just shares through RSS feeds and BibTeX exports. Can't you publish openly with Endnote, can you?
Lorraine: I do think EndNote allows you to publish your reference sets. The power and attractiveness of the other tools, though is that references can be *created* and *snagged* via web, and then imported into EndNote, thus eliminating manual entry (for those cites you're not importing via library systems). So these are viewed as supplements to EndNote, not replacements.
Marcus: One of my students recommended Does anyone have any experience with this tool?
Marcus: Colleague at MIT recommended Have signed up, but would love to hear an example where this tool has come in handy or taken off.