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Mendeley WorkShop for ku-librarians August 3, 2012 at Kyoto University Library #kul152

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August 3, 2012, I took part in a voluntary workshop among young librarians at Kyoto University, to perform a Mendeley Advisor’s Presentation.
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We know that 14 Mendeley Advisors relate themselves to associate in Japan. Two of them come from Kyoto University Library.
Naritatsu Saito, M.D., Ph.D.
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Yu Kimura, Ph.D.
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When the plan was in progress, I personally made some contact with them to work together, to perform a Presentation.
Since this is a Presentation for Librarians, I asked a person from Swets Japan to do a demonstration about Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE).

Mendeley explains that it turns out that there are 38,694 users in Japan. While those who sign up with it from ac.jp domain are 8,931, the institutional accesses include Tokyo viagra online real University (922), Kyoto University (824), Osaka University (486).
# This information are from Piotr Drozd who is Community and Business Intern, Mendeley. Thanks Piotr! 🙂

We found that a number of users come from Kyoto University. That is why Mendeley is a great service for researchers and librarians. We had a meaningful workshop, discussing a lot of viagra online generic arguments and topics after the presentation.

Here’s a summary of my handout at the presentation:

1. My Mendeley story
2. What is Mendeley?
3. What is Mendeley Advisor?
4. What happend to Mendeley in Japan
5. How many users does Mendeley have in Japan?

In 2007, (the year Mendeley was invented) I had an opportunity to launch MyOpenArchive, the Open Access Repository for individuals, to promote Open Access movement personally. After the 3 years, as soon as we learned how Mendeley works, decided to renew MyOpenArchive so that we introduce it around the world in 2010.
In 2011, I was the first Mendeley Advisor in Japan. Then I met William from Mendeley at a conference in Austin, US. Personally I was eager to meet Victor, but we didn’t have a chance to meet in Geneva (we were there). That urged me to go to Mendeley headquarters in London, when fortunately I was in UK to attend a conference in July 2012.

At the stage I introduced where Mendeley came from, how it works, along with its features and MIE. Before visiting Mendeley, I visited Symprectic, which offers institutional repository features with Mendeley, to introduce some of the demonstration I watched.
Late 2011, since a Wired Japan issue featured Mendeley, when Victor visited Japan at the first time, Mendeley broke into the majority in Japanese researchers. Early 2012 MIE was announced, then WS took place in Tokyo, followed by many WS at university libraries. August 1, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council was the first to pick MIE to embrace in Japan. Hopefully Mendeley achieves further popularity in Japan.

It is awesome that we could hear directly from researchers how the service works. buy cialis usa Several arguments told us what is the merit/demerit and how the demand of users grows.
While institutional demonstration works, performing presentation made it crystal clear how we could discuss further planning of librarians for researchers.
Hopefully we could keep the workshop experiences on, so Mendeley achieves further popularity.
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