Introducing PLoS Conversations – user generated videos

We asked Cameron Neylon, a Biological Scientist who is an Academic Editor on PLoS ONE, has published twice with us,  runs the blog Science in the Open and works in the UK at the Science and Technology Facilities Council if he could find time to record a video of himself using some of the features of our Article-Level Metrics program so that we could share his knowledge with other users. Amazingly, given all his other commitments, he said yes.

Here’s the result of that collaboration. In the video Cameron explains how Article-Level Metrics can make your life easier by helping you to understand the quality and relevance of articles so that you can decide which articles are the most important for you to read. Cameron focuses in on the aspect of Article-Level Metrics relating to social bookmarking data, and explains how you can use this information to help in your research and discovery process. He also explains how you can contribute to making those metrics even stronger, to the benefit of all!

This is the first video in what we hope will be a series of ‘PLoS Conversations” and we hope you enjoy it.

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2 Responses to Introducing PLoS Conversations – user generated videos

  1. Thanks to PLoS and Cameron for the great video (and the name drop! :) ).

    I just wanted to add a quick note to what Cameron said about citeulike and privacy. While citations within citeulike are, by default, publicly visible, you can also set any citation as “private”. In this way, papers you don’t want the world to know you have in your citeulike list will not be visible to anyone but you.

    Thanks again! Look forward to future “conversations”!

  2. ajcann says:

    Now available on Vimeo for embedding – thanks.