ScholarLynk is a collaborative content management and scholarly communication tool. It builds on research conducted as part of the Research Desktop project at Microsoft Research Cambridge and levereges infrastructure built as part of the DRIVER EU project.
ScholarLynk is a desktop solution aiming to support researchers in building and maintaining 'reading lists' of resources in collaboration with other researchers. A reading list is defined as a grouping of heterogeneous resources, e.g., academic papers, web pages, local files, together with associated metadata, annotations, and associations.
The novelty of ScholarLynk is twofold: it provides a unified interface for managing desktop and web data sources and it supports a collaborative environment.
We are working on a prototype that offers tools for (i) constructing reading lists by tagging desired resources, (ii) seamlessly incorporating remote data sources as desktop resources, and (iii) supporting sharing of reading lists and collaboration with other users of the ScholarLynk.
The prototype implementation leverages the DRIVER Infrastructure for European Open Access publications that currently comprises over 3 million publication records from 287 repositories world wide. With respect to ScholarLynk, the DRIVER infrastructure offers: (i) integrated data sources by providing search facilities over DRIVER bibliographic metadata, and (ii) hosting of content and metadata from the users’ personal spaces and sharing of that data via authorized client applications.
We hope to make the prototype available for download in the near future. Our initial planned release date had to be delayed due to additional functional requirements.
University of Athens
- Katerina Iatropoulou
- Yannis Ioannidis
- Antonis Lebessis
- Natalia Manola
- Alessia Bardi
- Donatella Castelli
- Paolo Manghi
- Marko Mikulicic
- Gabriella Kazai, Paolo Manghi, Marko Mikulicic, Katerina Iatropoulou, Antonis Lempesis, Tim Haughton, and Natasa Milic-Frayling, ScholarLynk: A Reading List Metaphor for Collaborative Research, in Fifth International Conference on Open Repositories (OR 2010), 6-9 July 2010, Madrid, Spain, 2010
- Gabriella Kazai, Natasa Milic-Frayling, Tim Haughton, Natalia Manola, Katerina Iatropoulou, Antonis Lempesis, Paolo Manghi, and Marko Mikulicic, Connecting the local and the online in information management, in 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2010) Toronto, Canada, 26-30 October 2010, 2010
- Gabriella Kazai, Paolo Manghi, Katerina Iatropoulou, Tim Haughton, Marko Mikulicic, Antonis Lempesis, Natasa Milic-Frayling, and Natalia Manola, Architecture for a Collaborative Research Environment based on Reading List Sharing, in 14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2010) 6-10 September 2010, Glasgow, UK, 2010