Phil Bourne Talks About SciVee on Feb. 28

Dr. Philip E. Bourne, a Professor in the UCSD Department of Pharmacology and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will give a talk, “SciVee: A New Form of Scientific Communication and Dissemination,” on February 28 from noon to 1 PM at the UCSD Biomedical Library.

Today’s students, who are the leading scientists of tomorrow, are well-versed in the use of online video and social networking in their personal lives, yet these habits have yet to significantly impact their professional lives. SciVee ( is one of a number of internet sites that is attempting to bring about this change. A unique feature of SciVee is the integration of open access paper content with a video made by the paper authors in what is termed a “pubcast.” This and other features will be described in the context of whether the libraries might become the scholarly video store of the future.

Dr. Bourne is the Co-Director of the Protein Data Bank, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, PLoS Computational Biology.

This is the fourth talk in the Biomedical Library lunchtime lecture series.  Space is limited so please RSVP to Vicky Anderson at by February 25.  Feel free to bring a discreet lunch; cookies and water will be provided.

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2 comments for “Phil Bourne Talks About SciVee on Feb. 28”

On February 29, 2008, 8:57 AM nstimson said:

As he said in his talk, putting a “pubcast” or other research video into SciVee is a great way for grad students and postdocs to increase the visibility of their work, and themselves.

On May 17, 2008, 9:08 PM Karen said:

Researchers Develop Online Tools for Science Collaborations — a Chronicle of Higher Ed article covers Dr. Bourne’s work along with others.
(You will need the proxy if accessing from off-campus.)

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