For many of us in the Advisor community, August is a slow month. There are summer holidays, winter breaks and just the lull that naturally comes in August.
But not for all of you! In August, you hosted 23 events around the world and introduced over 1200 people to the power of Mendeley. (Last year we had 3 events with less than 120 attendees in August.)
Some of the highlights of the month:
- We had events in 11 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe! (This is up from 3 countries in August 2018)
- The University of Mauritius hosted its first Advisor event as part of their Schrodinger Day
- Our largest event this month was hosted by Oscar Javier Zambrano Valdivieso at Colombia’s Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UNIMINUTO) with 200 attendees
- The Brazilian Advisors hosted 6 events, making them the most prolific country
Do you have any upcoming Mendeley events? Make sure to register them with us so we can send you stickers, pens and other giveaways!
By: Louise Springthorpe
How much time do you spend adding to your knowledge base? Consider all the tasks involved: searching for data and literature; evaluating their relevance; downloading what you need; and then organizing everything, including your own experimental data, so that you can always find and share a given piece of information when it’s required.
We estimate that researchers spend one to two days per week on such tasks. Fortunately, there are ways to increase efficiency, leaving more time to focus on research projects.
One way is ensuring that information is easy to discover. Elsevier’s research solutions, like ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys and Engineering Village, access high-quality collections of literature and data indexed with dedicated taxonomies. Articles and books are available in electronic formats to support efficient review, and data export is possible in a range of formats suitable for further analytics.
Mendeley is a popular and user-friendly platform for creating your own library. Its collaborative features allow multiple researchers to annotate documents and share information. Elsevier is also refining our text mining tools to improve library searching. For more reliable data capture, management and storage, we offer an ELN and cloud-based platforms, including Mendeley Data.
These cutting-edge solutions reflect Elsevier’s promise to build an ecosystem of solutions and services that help researchers achieve their goals more efficiently.
Join our Build My Knowledge: Effectively collect, organize and retrieve your personal knowledge base webinar where 3 fellow researchers will discuss how they effectively collect, organize and retrieve their personal knowledge base and provide insights on how they keep themselves organized in the era of information overload.
Date: Tuesday 10th September
Time: 10am Los Angeles, 1pm New York, 6pm London