Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lalisio - The International Knowledge Network

Lalisio - The international knowledge network enables students and scholars worldwide to find, share and connect knowledge.

Vision

Our vision is to empower students, scholars, and professionals in intelligent knowledge networks to share knowledge and make it globally visible, accessible, and ever expanding.

Background of Lalisio

The amount of knowledge increases every day, and with it the time and effort students, scholars, and professionals need to spend to find helpful materials or knowledgeable people with whom they can share, discuss, study, or research common points of interest. Due to the ever increasing amount of information, a great deal of valuable knowledge gets covered today and is ultimately lost.


For this reason, Lalisio offers easy ways to find, share, and connect knowledge worldwide making it more accessible and supporting research and education worldwide. Lalisio connects knowledge-seeking people from around the world with a unique search engine for all relevant data sources, i.e. books, Open Access articles, and publications in renowned journals. Lalisio puts a particular focus on a user-friendly design of its services and allows for a high degree of adaptability of its services to individual user needs. Lalisio is designing its services so that users are able to access them with personal computers as well as mobile devices – no matter whether they are at home, in a library, in a classroom, or in the office – they can use Lalisio to find answers to all kinds of questions. Lalisio integrates information, interaction, and information management, and is about community, content plus the valuable combination of both.

[http://www.lalisio.com/about/index.html]

Related

"Lalisio Literature" is a search engine designed to help you find the right literature for your research, studies, teaching and leisure.

[http://literature.lalisio.com/]

For this purpose, we cooperate with major providers of international literature databases: Top booksellers such as Amazon, Abebooks and Powell's are among our partners as well as open access repositories such as arXiv and PubMed Central. Due to the integration of open access repositories our users can find and access cutting-edge articles mostly free of charge. Based on our analyses of content from numerous sources, we develop helpful search suggestions and relevance indicators for your literature search and help you quickly identify the literature you really want.

[http://literature.lalisio.com/about.html]

See Also

Science 2.0 Gains Another Search Engine: Q-Sensei From Lalisio / Barbara Quint NewsBreaks for Monday/ August 21, 2008

[http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=50370]

2 comments:

Sarah T said...

Laliso sounds like another great edition to the social media world.

I recently read a report on how scientists use social media and the results are fascinating. The report covers how they collaborate with others, make purchasing decitions, get their papers reviewed, and much more using social media outlets.

Check out the website here: http://lifesciencesocialmedia.com/ , where the FREE ebook is available for download.

basst said...

You may be interested in this. From their about page:

ScienceStage.com - The universal online portal for science, advanced teaching and academic research.

ScienceStage.com is a virtual conference room, lecture hall, laboratory, library, and meeting venue all in one. It offers new methods of scientific presentation, scientific discourse and academic knowledge transfer by using video streaming, audio streaming and text features.

The internet will undoubtedly be the primary medium for transferring scientific knowledge in the future. Up until now there have been substantial shortcomings in the creation and transfer of knowledge. These result from a significant separation of the different fields of science, a fundamental split between science and practice as well as substantial differences between countries in terms of their attitude toward science and the teaching of science.

ScienceStage.com will attack and remove these barriers. Scientific theory and practice will be combined on a national, international and interdisciplinary level. ScienceStage.com will enable scientists, lecturers, academics, students and practitioners from all fields to present and share ideas and findings through video streaming, audio streaming and text documents. They can make use of classical community functions like chat, email, blog etc., they can install virtual rooms, assess contributions, make interesting contacts and much more besides.

ScienceStage.com offers the following primary features:
- Publishing and managing of video and audio clips (e.g. lectures, interviews, documentaries)
- Publishing and managing of text documents (e.g. scientific papers, lecture notes, study documents)
- Commenting, assessing of contributions and embedding of all media
- Creation of playlists and lists of favorites
- Community and networking functions: creating of personal or institutional profiles (e.g. for individuals, universities, institutes, publishers), messaging, contacting, commenting
- Creating of groups (e.g. for virtual classroom, venue, special topics)