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Tuesday, 23rd August 2011

Online Network from Elsevier Connects Researchers

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that 14 institutions that use SciVal Experts, Elsevier’s directory of research expertise, now participate in DIRECT2Experts. This online network allows users from academic institutions throughout the United States to find potential research collaborators, regardless of their local platforms and tools. DIRECT2Experts is a pilot project facilitated by the Research Networking Group of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), a consortium led by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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