Wednesday, February 11, 2009
ONLINE RESOURCE: Academia.edu
All Souls College and Stanford University have launched http://www.academia.edu/, a website, which does two things:
- It displays academics around the world in a 'tree' format, according to which institution/department they are affiliated with.
- It enables researchers to keep track of the latest developments in their field - the latest people, papers, and talks.
The goal of the website is to eventually list every academic in the world - Faculty members, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students. People can add their departments, and themselves, to the tree by clicking on the arrows.
If your university is not there, you can add it by clicking on the arrows coming out of the university boxes. Independent researchers - if you are a researcher that is not associated with a university, are encouraged to add themselves to the "Independent Researchers" portion of the tree at http://independent.academia.edu.