Mendeley 1.0 is here!

Today, one of the world’s largest crowdsourced research libraries (that’s us) released version 1.0 of our desktop software, after almost 3 years in beta. This release comes just after two other significant milestones: the 1 millionth user of our application and the 100 millionth research document upload to our open research catalog. Key updates include duplicate detection, nested folders, and a refreshed Word plugin that stores a mini-library of cited publications inside Microsoft Word and OpenOffice documents. Get Mendeley 1.0 on the downloads page.Read More »

Join us for Mendeley for Librarians, a free instructional session on July 26th at 1 PM EDT

Calling all librarian and information science professionals! Come learn about how researchers at your institution are using Mendeley and how you can use it to help patrons find what they’re looking for faster. We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • What Mendeley is (and what it’s not)
  • Who’s using Mendeley
  • How Mendeley works with your existing information systems
  • Mendeley and intellectual property
  • Mendeley’s role in the future of libraries

William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach will be conducting this session. There will be plenty of time for questions after and during the session. If this time doesn’t work for you, please check out the session schedule below or see our events page for an event near you.Read More »

Gregor Mendel, Father of Genetics and original hacker

At Mendeley, we took the inspiration for our name from Gregor Mendel, so it’s only proper that we would take a moment to recognize him on this day, the 189th anniversary of his birth. There’s also been a lot of attention given to the use and misuse of the word hacker in the news recently, so we also wanted to take a step back and recognize that creative spark and that terminal curiosity that drives people like Mendel to study obscure phenomena until they get to the hidden universal truths found within.Read More »

The Top 5 papers in Educational Research on Mendeley

Educational researchers on Mendeley are a diverse bunch. While there’s definitely a technology flavor to the readership, each subdiscipline has its distinct literature without as much overlap as we’ve seen in other fields. That said, there were some common favorites. A paper on digital natives (and why the concept isn’t that useful) was one of the top papers across nearly all categories. If you want to hear more about this, Jess Mezei from Teachers College at Columbia, will be leading a free session on Mendeley for Educational research on July 19th at 2 PM EDT. Sign up here. Here’s the 5 most common papers:Read More »

Why We Publish

It isn’t to obtain tenure. And it isn’t for money. Although to some, that is what publishing has become. The rationale for why we publish is (should be) to communicate results to as great an audience as possible and advance our understanding of the world around us. At Mendeley, we started to wonder how we could help communicate results and bring new models to the publication ecosystem. We think that Open Access content, where the full-text is readily accessible to all, will be the standard communication model in the future. And as such, we are rethinking how we shape our discovery algorithms. Read More »

Calling all Educational Researchers! Join us for a free instructional session on July 19th at 2PM EDT to learn about Mendeley for Educators.

Calling all education researchers! Come learn about how you can use Mendeley to spend less time searching the literature and more time doing research. We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • What Mendeley is (and what it’s not)
  • Who’s using Mendeley
  • How Mendeley makes educational research easier
  • Mendeley and intellectual property
  • Mendeley’s role in the future of education

Jess Mezei, Ed.M in Science Education and certified NYS high school biology teacher, will be conducting this session. There will be plenty of time for questions after and during the session. If this time doesn’t work for you, please check out the session schedule below or see our events page for an event near you.Read More »

Mendeley Web Update – discipline pages, activity notifications, and more.

There’s been a lot of work under-the-hood at Mendeley Web lately, so it makes me happy to finally be able to share with you some of the things we’ve been working on. Some of you may have already noticed the new notifications lightbulb in the upper right of the page when you’re logged into Mendeley. When there’s activity in your groups, the bulb will light up. You can also control how you get notifications by email in your Mendeley Web account settings.

notifications

In the Mendeley Web catalog, there have been some big changes.Read More »