I’ve had a lovely time this morning with a person responsible for building and maintaining the website and publications lists for her department.
We worked out how she wanted them displayed, and then the fun began. The main thing was to avoid lots of hand-typed, static lists of articles – what she wanted to to be able to display the articles and books by each member of the department, and also the teams’ “produce” each year, divided by books and articles.
Mendeley to the resuce!
What we also wanted to have was the table update with the details of new articles easily (rather than editing the whole set again). Mendeley can do that too – everytime you suck new details from pubmed into one of your existing groups the webpage where it is embedded will update.
for an example of what the end result can look like see this… – not a beautiful thing, but I’m sure you get the gist (you can alter the size of the box to suit you webpage – I was just too excited at seeing it embeded to get round to that, plus it’s just an experiment, not the real thing). As new articles are added to the mendeley collection, the list will update automatically on your page.
And you can still use mendeley for all the other things it can do, like “cite while you write” and file management, plus it lets you annotate PDF documents! amazing things!