I love getting my news from Facebook. Darell Gunter posted about the acquisition in his status update. But the actual press release about the acquisition is here. Collexis is a “leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software for research and development institutions.” Products include Expert Profiler, Reviewer Finder, BiomedExperts.com (for professional networking) and the Collexis Knowledge Engine. Darell is a frequent speaker at Information Today conferences.
Elsevier’s ScienceDirect has an interesting idea. It’s called For Great Thinking and it’s very 2.0-ish. The idea is to encourage people to nominate "exceptional individuals" who are doing really good research and "shaping science." This isn’t citation analysis, it’s a wide open invitation to get recognition for scientists who are alive, working in academia, doing rigorous research, be published, producing original work, making an impact and inspiring others. The categories are: arts and humanities, life sciences and biomedicine, natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and information technology. So where does library science research go? I asked and the answer was nominate library and information science researchers in whatever category seems to fit best. Then ScienceDirect will sort it out. For the complete rules and to nominate, gohere.
And where would you categorize library & information science?