Here at Mendeley we’re always keen to talk to our community, get to know our users, and listen to their feedback so we can help make researcher’s lives easier. With that in mind we thought it would be great to open the doors of our London HQ to as many of you as we could comfortably and safely fit in for a day of activities and workshops, and (why not?) fun.
Apart from some top-secret entertainment involving Lego, post-it notes and maybe even some dressing up, there will be sneak previews and testing of new features, open forums with the Mendeley and Elsevier teams, and a chance to meet some of the 3rd party developers of apps like PLASMID.IO and Labfolder, who have used the Mendeley Open API to build some very cool tools for researchers.
We also know that many of you had some questions following Mendeley’s acquisition by Elsevier in April, so this is an opportunity to get to know some of the key people at Elsevier who are collaborating with us now, and to ask them those questions directly.
Unfortunately, our office is not that big, so we can only invite a few people. However, we do want to include everyone who wants to take part, and luckily we can do that through the magic of Social Media.
Our community and product teams will join the founders in talking about what the future looks like for Mendeley, but also, most importantly, to listen to you and answer your questions. So please don’t be shy and reach out via our Facebook page or Tweet using the hashtag #Mendeley on Tuesday the 12th June. You can ask questions and comment throughout the day, but there will also be an opportunity have a chat on Twitter with Mendeley’s Head of Community Outreach William Gunn (@mrgunn) and Director of Universal Access at Elsevier Alicia Wise (@wisealic).
If you are in London and would like to attend the event in person please register your interest here. If we can’t invite you this time around, we’ll definitely keep you in mind for future events!
So please put the date in your diary: Wednesday June 12th, from
11:30 – 17:30 London time
04:30 – 10:30 US West Coast
Even if you can’t participate on the day, please post your questions and suggestions on the comments section below, Facebook, Twitter (#Mendeley), or email the community team. This is all about you so we’d love to hear your thoughts. There will also be a video showing you what we got up to on our YouTube channel and a roundup of the day’s highlights on this blog.
You can also read about the event on the Elsevier Connect website.
See you there!
The Mendeley Team