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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases



Huw,

Take a look at Docear, which is a combination reference manager and mind-mapper. I can never get it to work, but it's one model.

Martin
 
On Jan 30, 2015, at 6:32 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 January 2015 at 01:53, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Go for it, Huw! Set up one of those start-up sites and see what you can
>> raise. When you become part of the 1% do we get a %? :-))))
>> 
>> 
> With some of both the world's top 1% cultural psychologists and the world's
> top 1% programmers for acquaintances, what could possibly go wrong?
> 
> Huw
> 
> 
> 
>> mike
>> 
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Martin,
>>> 
>>> If you have something specific in mind and you're able to pool a large
>>> source of (presumably frustrated) donors, then I could write/produce it
>> for
>>> you all.  Part of the issue, as I see it, is that everything is related
>> to
>>> everything else.  So the issue becomes how things are related not that
>> they
>>> are related.  On a similar theme I am thinking of starting up an
>>> educational news website, because there is so much trash around and so
>>> much bureaucracy in and around traditional education.
>>> 
>>> Huw
>>> 
>>> On 29 January 2015 at 17:06, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
>>> 
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Simply that BookEnds is much better!  I used EndNotes for years, and it
>>>> was clunky and its developers upgraded it very slowly. Perhaps it has
>> now
>>>> improved...  BooksEnds is very stable, it handles over 11,000
>> references
>>>> quickly, it can insert citations into a text with a single key-press,
>>> it's
>>>> possible to read and annotate a pdf, and create notes, all within the
>>>> program. It automatically finds citation data from Google Scholar and
>>>> elsewhere. One can add tags and create groups easily. And, as I said,
>> it
>>>> will generate bibliographies virtually instantaneously in APA and many
>>>> other formats.
>>>> 
>>>> However, Greg, do you know of anything that would build a semantic
>>>> network? BookEnds creates a tag cloud from selected references, which
>> one
>>>> can then dig down into. But that's not quite what I'm looking for.
>>>> 
>>>> Martin
>>>> 
>>>> On Jan 29, 2015, at 11:52 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com
>>> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Oh, and all three of the ones I mentioned have the ability to easily
>>>>> cite-while-you-write and to automatically create bibliographies.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Martin, do you have any thoughts for why BookEnds over Endnote?
>>>>> -greg
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Greg Thompson <
>>>> greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Just talking this over with my students yesterday.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Endnote is probably the most common utility. Here is a link:
>>>>>> http://endnote.com/product-details
>>>>>> Intro and training videos for endnote can be found here:
>>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Mendeley has a very friendly interface for reading and marking up
>>> pdf's.
>>>>>> You can store pdf's on your device or you can store them in the
>> cloud
>>>> for a
>>>>>> monthly fee.
>>>>>> http://www.mendeley.com/
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Zotero is, I think, particularly easy to use if you are just looking
>>> for
>>>>>> an easy way to cite-while-you-write (the others have this capability
>>>> too),
>>>>>> but you have to use Mozilla in order to use it:
>>>>>> https://www.zotero.org/
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> There are other more stripped-down versions like Refworks, but for
>>> what
>>>>>> you want to do I'm guessing that Endnote is probably what you want.
>> It
>>>> also
>>>>>> looks like X7 version has cloud sharing too so you can store your
>>> entire
>>>>>> library in the cloud and access it anywhere and even share it with
>> up
>>>> to 12
>>>>>> people! Mike, since you are a man on the move, I think you could
>>> really
>>>>>> take advantage of that...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -greg
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Dear Colleagues  -  In working through a recent review paper, I
>> began
>>>> to
>>>>>>> experience severe difficulties in keeping track of pdfs in
>> connection
>>>> with
>>>>>>> the refs.  Are there any recommendations among you for a reliable,
>>>> pretty
>>>>>>> large (able to take several thousand refs/pdfs)
>>>>>>> utility that a non-adept could use effectively? I imagine others
>>> might
>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>> a similar question.... or will have soon enough!
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Thanks for any help on this.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> mike
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as
>> an
>>>>>>> object
>>>>>>> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>>>>> Assistant Professor
>>>>>> Department of Anthropology
>>>>>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>>>>> Brigham Young University
>>>>>> Provo, UT 84602
>>>>>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>>>> Assistant Professor
>>>>> Department of Anthropology
>>>>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>>>> Brigham Young University
>>>>> Provo, UT 84602
>>>>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an object
>> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>>