Tuesday, April 21, 2009

So much more

Martin Fenner wrote an interesting blog post recently in which he used to compare the recent popularity of what he referred to as "online reference managers":

Long and the short of it: CiteULike is winning. I've discussed CiteULike here before, but by referring to these sites as reference managers, Martin is very revealing. The potential of these sites goes way beyond "reference managers" such as EndNote and RefWorks to include the social element of serendipitous resource discovery, powered by a personal learning network. By referring to them as "reference managers", Martin illustrates why scientists have not adopted web 2.0 technologies.