26 January 2010 by Jason Hoyt

press release  2collab users can now import their libraries into MendeleySome may have already heard the news that 2collab, a product of Elsevier, is no longer accepting new users and will be shutting down in due time (updated). 2collab and Scopus Product Manager, Michael Habib, announced this on January 16th at the Science Online conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Seeking to provide a reading list alternative for their 2collab users, it was also announced at Science Online that Mendeley was chosen to enable the opt-in transfer of any 2collab public library folders.

How it works:

1) If you are a 2collab user and do not have a Mendeley account you will first need to sign up here for free.
2) Once registered or for those already registered on Mendeley, go to the ‘Accounts’ link located at the top of the Dashboard page after signing into Mendeley.com.
3) At the bottom of the accounts page you will see a form for entering your 2collab username details.
4) Your public folders will be imported and the next time you open or sync the Mendeley desktop software those folders will be visible. They will also be available on the Web at Mendeley.com and can be viewed by proceeding to the ‘Library’ page.
5) Within the Mendeley desktop, you will then have the option to turn those folders into ‘public collections’ so that others can continue to stay up to date with what you are reading via RSS and other means. For example, here is a feed on Norovirus.

Please contact 2collab if you need any help specific to 2collab.

We wish the 2collab team the best and know that they are already working on some great stuff at Scopus and elsewhere.

Jason Hoyt, PhD
Research Director | Mendeley

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2 Responses to “2collab users can now import their libraries into Mendeley”

  1. Michael Habib Says:

    Hi Jason,

    I just wanted to clarify a few things. While 2collab is not currently accepting new users, there are no plans to shut the existing service down.

    Our current development focus is on interoperability between 2collab, Scopus, ScienceDirect and other reference management tools.

    CiteULike and Zotero are also looking into integration options for their users at this time.

    2collab users can export to RIS, BibTex, HTML, .txt, and .csv. This is a way to export one’s complete library including private bookmarks and is possibly the better option for most users.

    Best,
    Michael Habib
    Product Manager, 2collab

  2. Jason Hoyt Says:

    Thanks for clarifying, Michael. It’s great that users will have even more options to move their data around.