Elsevier Discontinuing 2collab.com Research Collaboration/Bookmarking Service Next Week
Elsevier will shutdown 2collab.com on April 15, 2011.
This web page has instructions on how to import your bookmarks along with the following letter from Elsevier:
Dear 2collab user,
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the very best integrated solutions to the academic community, we have determined that we should focus our resources on providing optimal integration with and support for the leading bibliographic management and social-bookmarking tools currently on the market.
As a result, we are discontinuing the 2collab.com service on April 15. This means we can concentrate on developing the SciVerse suite of products and applications. But this doesn’t mean all your hard work building a collection will be lost. Before April 15, you can export all your bookmarks into five different file formats (RIS, bibTex, CSV, txt and HTML), ensuring that you can continue developing your collection within the bibliographic tools of your choice (see right).
You may already have experienced this move towards enhanced integration with leading online tools for the academic community; examples include the Scopus integration with RefWorks and the Mendeley reader application available in the SciVerse applications gallery.
Thank you very much for your support for the 2collab service. We apologize for any inconvenience the phase-out may cause.
If you experience any issues, please contact the 2collab helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2collab team
Note: We’re big fans of Zotero, a powerful research management tool that also happens to be free. It’s being developed by the Center for New Media and History at George Mason University. A new standalone version is available as an alpha release.
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